Palliative Care Physician 200-0839

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The Department of Medicine, Division of Palliative Care has an opportunity for a part time (up to 0.5 FTE) Palliative Care physician at Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan and the surrounding community of 80,000 people.

The Cowichan District Hospital, a 110-bed acute care facility, enjoys an exceptionally collegial atmosphere amongst the general and specialty medical staff. 

Plans are underway for a new community 7-bed Hospice for 2020.

The successful candidate will work as member of the Cowichan Valley multidisciplinary palliative care team to provide consultative support in the acute, home, and long-term care settings.  Additionally they will support generalist palliative care providers with advice, education and mentoring opportunities.

The successful candidate will hold CCFP and will have completed the year of competency program in palliative medicine and will have acquired the Certificate of Added Competence (CAC) through the College of Family Physicians of Canada, or hold a minimum of four years palliative care consultant experience.  Additional certification in GP Oncology is required.

Cowichan District Hospital is affiliated with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Island Medical Program. Involvement in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching program is a requirement of the position.


Additional incentives available under Rural Subsidiary Agreement (subject to eligibility) include:

  • Recruitment Incentive: Up to $10,000 (prorated)
  • Annual Retention Premium: $4222.80
  • Fee-for-service premium: 4.2%
  • CME:
    • Years 3 & 4:  $3000/annum
    • After 4 years:  $6000/annum

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Community Information:

Duncan, located within the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, enjoys Canada's most favourable climate, allowing for year-round sailing, fishing, hiking and golfing.  Lush countryside surrounds scenic coastal villages and charming inland communities.

Housing is affordable and public education is complemented by renowned local private schools. 

Victoria, only 45 minutes away, offers excellent cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.  Mount Washington Ski Resort boasts the largest annual snowfall and is 3 hours north.



Job Types
Permanent Family Practice

The Cowichan District Hospital

250 Cairnsmore St, Duncan BC V9L 4H2



Interested candidates please attach your CV, letter of interest, and the names and contact information for 3 referees.

Shannon Williams, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator


Fax: (250) 716-7747Image removed.

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  • CCFP
  • CAC or a minimum of four years palliative care consultant experience
  • Eligible for full licensure with the CPSBC
  • Certification in GP Oncology required


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