Anesthesiologist (200-1264)

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Island Health has an opportunity for a full time Anesthesiologist to join a team of four colleagues in a busy anesthesia practice at the Cowichan District Hospital.

The Cowichan District Hospital, a 134-bed acute care facility, enjoys an exceptionally collegial atmosphere amongst the general and specialty medical staff.  Many local FPs continue to maintain full-service practices and provide inpatient care, including Maternity primary care.  Local specialist services include Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Radiology; surgical services include General and Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, ENT, Ophthalmology, and Plastic Surgery.  Our busy ER is served by dedicated ERPs. The new Cowichan District Hospital is expected to be completed in 2026 and will bring added inpatient capacity in excess of 200 beds, as well as expanded OR and ICU capacity. We plan for state-of-the-art equipment and design.

Members are affiliated with the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program and provide teaching to medical students and residents.

We welcome you to please contact us with any questions or for more details on the position.

Additional Information

Sponsored site visits may be available.

Start Date

As soon as possible. 


May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidy agreement including:

  • Retention Premium 4.2%
  • Retention Flat Fee $4,834.80
  • Recruitment Incentive $10,000;
  • Relocation Costs up to $15,000;
  • Rural CME

Community Information

Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, the City of Duncan enjoys Canada’s most temperate climate. Characterized by diverse landscapes from lush countryside to scenic coastal villages and charming inland communities, the Cowichan Valley, encompasses freshwater lakes, saltwater beaches and marinas, and farmland. The area offers a wide variety of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts including great hiking and biking trails, golfing, sailing, canoeing and ocean kayaking. In addition to many local artisans and attractions, the South Cowichan Valley boasts five top vineyards and wineries. Rowing Canada has extended their training facility to Quamichan lake in the heart of the Valley.

Public education in Duncan is complemented by renowned local private schools and located only 45 minutes south; Victoria also offers excellent educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Vancouver Island, one of Canada’s most livable regions, provides the very best in both urban and rural living. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, Vancouver Island offers an opportunity to combine a rewarding career with an enviable quality of life.

Job Types
Permanent Specialty
Anesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine

Cowichan District Hospital


Qualified candidates please forward your CV, cover letter and names of three references to:

Melissa Allen, Medical Staff Recruiter

Shift/Hours of Work
Fee for Service, MOCAP Level 1
Education, Experience & Qualifications
  • FRCPC Anesthesiology
  • or GP/A with minimum 2 years experience
  • Eligible for licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC 
  • ACLS
  • PALS
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