General Surgeon 200-0832

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The Island Health Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) is seeking a General Surgeon.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is a 250 bed hospital serving a catchment area of 250,000 people. We service a growing community with one of the busiest emergency departments on the island and an aging population. We have a 10 room operating theatre fully equipped for minimally invasive surgery. There is also a two room endoscopy unit. There is ready access to a wide range of other specialty support including critical care, nephrology, cardiology radiology and all surgical subspecialties with the exception of thoracic and neurosurgery.

The successful candidate will join a collegial group of seven surgeons with a wide-ranging practice in general surgery, basic and advanced laparoscopy and full endoscopy. They will hold, or be eligible for, certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and be eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

The successful candidate will have the requisite skills to participate in an endoscopy program, including screening colonoscopies. Full participation in the NRGH General Surgery on-call roster, including rotating through an acute service, is a requirement. Acute service experience at a busy regional center is a decided asset.

The successful candidate will establish an active outpatient General Surgery practice, as well as providing in-patient consultation and MRP responsibilities.  

Island Health is affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine and the Division of General Surgery supports R5 General Surgical Resident rotations in addition to the Postgraduate Family Practice Residency Program – Nanaimo Site residents who are based at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Participation in the teaching program is expected.

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As soon as possible

Community Information

Nanaimo (population 87,000) is a growing, vibrant, and family-oriented community with proximity to Victoria and Vancouver. 

Access to amazing recreational activities, and one of the best climates in Canada, make this an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts.  Nearby Mt. Washington offers excellent downhill and cross-country facilities and frequently boasts the deepest snow pack in North America.

Nanaimo offers a wide array of cultural and education opportunities including an 800-seat theatre, the Vancouver Island University and adjacent renowned private schools.

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Nanaimo Regional General Hospital


Melissa Allen, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator

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  • Eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
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