Plastic Surgeon (200-1231)

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The Island Health Division of Plastic Surgery has 1-2 positions to join a group 5 surgeons at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.  These positions have regular access to surgical time in the main operating room and minor procedure room, often with additional resources to pick-up.  There is also the possibility to locum if interested. 

Eligible candidates will hold FRCSC in Plastic Surgery and have full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.  The successful candidate will be required to provide the full spectrum of community plastic surgery care including breast surgery and reconstruction, hand surgery, microvascular reconstruction and wound care.  The ideal candidate will have fellowship training in breast reconstruction.  On call responsibilities are approximately 1 in 7 and includes MOCAP compensation.  The successful candidate must possess exemplary clinical skills in plastic surgery as well as professionalism, with evidence of excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.  

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital enjoys state of the art surgical suites, a weekly hand clinic staffed by certified hand therapists and a wound care clinic staffed by NSWOC nurses.  The hospital has full diagnostic capabilities including CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, cancer clinic and critical care intensivists with a newly opened intensive care unit and has expansion plans in place for a cardiac catheterization lab.  The medical community totals over 200 physicians with strong primary care physicians and skilled specialist colleagues who serve a population of 160,000+ and secondary referral services to a population of 430,000+.

Nanaimo is a rapidly growing harbor city located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, just 90 minutes from Victoria, 20-minute float plane to downtown Vancouver and a new 70-minute passenger foot ferry to downtown Vancouver.  It offers a great work life balance with access to numerous outdoor activities.  Eligible candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three referees.

Community Information

Nanaimo, population 100,000+, is a growing and vibrant urban centre situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island, located approximately 100 kilometers north of Victoria and offers excellent access via commercial flights, float plane or ferry to Vancouver. The community offers a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities including the 800-seat waterfront Port Theatre, the Vancouver Island University and is adjacent renowned private schools.

Nanaimo is the outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise, providing year-round access to a wide array of recreational activities including kayaking, kite boarding, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, running and golfing. Nearby Mount Washington frequently boasts the deepest snowpack in North America, has excellent downhill, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.

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Permanent Specialty

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital


Qualified candidates please forward your CV, cover letter and names of three references (including Residency Program Director or current Division Head) to:

Melissa Allen, Medical Staff Recruiter


Fee for Service, MOCAP On-Call Funding
Education, Experience & Qualifications

FRCSC in Plastic Surgery

Full licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.

The ideal candidate will have fellowship training in breast reconstruction

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