Emergency Medicine (300-0778)

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North Island Hospital Comox Valley is seeking either two part-time Emergency Physicians or one full-time Emergency Physician to join our team.

North Island Hospital Comox Valley is a beautiful new hospital, which opened in October 2017. We are a 24-hour Emergency Department with 153 inpatient beds and see a variety of different patient populations including pediatrics. The hospital serves approximately 66,000 people and we see over 31,000 + visits annually.  The area is a growing community and Emergency Department visits are increasing. We are a referral center for some surgical specialties and have a broad range of consultants including Internal Medicine, Intensive Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, Radiology and Family Medicine. We see trauma patients and are the local trauma team until patients can be transferred to a tertiary trauma center. We are the Rapid Response Team for the hospital and attend all cardiac arrests and code calls for admitted inpatients.

We have a Rapid Access and Discharge Unit (RADU), which is run by our Emergency Department Physicians. This unit is intended for patients who are expected to be discharged within 24 hours. Successful applicants would be expected to work RADU shifts.

We have an academic affiliation with the University of British Columbia (UBC) postgraduate programs and are a teaching hospital. We have a Family Practice Residency Program and are involved in both medical student and residency teaching.

We would like to incorporate physicians into our group with specialized skill sets. Dedicated academic, quality improvement or leadership experience would be an asset. As we are a new hospital, there is room for quality improvement initiatives, which would be supported by the department.


Free office space, secretary, telephone, fax and email.

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidy agreement (RSA) including (subject to change):

  • Recruitment Incentive: up to a maximum of $10,000 (pro-rated based on FTE)
  • Relocation: up to a maximum of $15,000 (amount based on location relocating from)
  • Flat fee: $7977.42
  • Fee Premium: 6.93%,
  • CME: $2,200/annum year 3-4 and $4,400/annum after 4 years in the community


Community Information

Located in the north central region of Vancouver Island the seaside Town of Comox, along with the neighbouring communities of Courtenay and Cumberland, comprises one of the fastest growing areas on the island. The Comox Valley, home to Vancouver Island's pre-eminent ski resort of Mt. Washington, is also the gateway to Strathcona Park and the Desolation Sound group of Islands. The recreational options here are endless, and well complemented by thriving arts and culture communities and a wide array of boutiques, restaurants and fine dining.  Known for its abundant wildlife, it is a place where you can ski, golf, fish, and go to the theatre, all in the same day.

Job Types
Permanent Specialty
Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Comox Valley Hospital

Comox Valley
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Interested candidates, please attach your CV and letter of interest.

Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruiter

Island Health

Email:  medstaffrecruitment@islandhealth.ca  

Shift/Hours of Work
2 part-time rotations or one full-time rotation available
APP Contract
Education, Training and Experience
  • CCFP-EM, ABEM or FRCP-EM preferred, but those with extensive ED experience or working towards their EM designation may be considered
  • Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC)
  • ACLS Mandatory
  • ATLS Mandatory
  • PALS/APLS Mandatory
  • Hospital Privileges Mandatory
  • NRP – highly recommended


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