Orthopedic Surgeon 200-0869

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Island Health is seeking a temporary or locum Orthopedic Surgeon at the Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan on Vancouver Island.

The successful applicant will hold FRCSC qualification in Orthopedic Surgery. Special interest in orthopaedic trauma is helpful. Secondary interest in Lower Extremity Reconstruction (Foot and Ankle, Knee Sports and/or Hip/Knee arthroplasty) is also helpful.  They will also have exemplary interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively within the healthcare environment and demonstrate technical competence in providing orthopedic care.

On call: approximately 1/3
Outpatient clinic time (hospital based): 4-8 hours per week
Elective OR Time: 0.5 to 1 day per week
Other: Option for office work and surgical assisting

Cowichan District Hospital is a community/teaching Hospital and is affiliated with the UBC Department of Orthopedics. Participation in resident teaching and medical student teaching, through the UBC Island Medical Program, is optional.

The Cowichan District Hospital enjoys an exceptionally collegial atmosphere amongst the family practice and specialist medical staff. Clinical specialist colleagues include General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Pathology and Radiology.  The Cowichan District Hospital, with 111 acute care beds, serves an immediate referral population of 82,000 runs three operating rooms, a six-bed ICU and has on site CT, MRI and PACS medical imaging system.


Fee Premium - 4.20%

Start Date 

As soon as possible

End Date

Negotiable - Range would be 3-9 months and up to June 30, 2020 (negotiable)

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.

Vancouver Island is one of Canada’s most liveable regions – providing the very best of urban and rural living. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and enviable quality of life, Vancouver Island offers an opportunity to combine a rewarding career with a satisfying lifestyle.



Job Types

Cowichan District Hospital


To apply, please send letter of interest, CV and the names of three references in confidence to:

Division Head, Dr. Shal Arneja

Shift/Hours of Work
Fee for Service, MOCAP
Education, Training and Experience

- FRCSC Orthopaedic Surgery
- Licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
- Advanced training (ie: fellowship) in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

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