Specialty Emergency Medicine

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Role and Facility Information

Island Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine invites certified emergency physicians to apply to join our progressive, collegial group of 20+ in the ocean front community of Nanaimo, BC.

The Nanaimo Emergency Physicians Association provides emergency and trauma team leadership services in the busiest emergency department on Vancouver Island in a new, state-of-the-art department. The Nanaimo emergency department is a referral center for the central Vancouver Island catchment area with an annual census of 70,000 patient visits and has back-up from all of major specialties.

Whether your interests are clinical, administrative, educational, research or simply a great place to live and work, practicing emergency medicine at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will meet and exceed your professional and lifestyle goals.

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As soon as possible

Community Information

The City of Nanaimo, with its scenic harbour setting, is a wonderful family oriented community located on eastern Vancouver Island. Educational facilities range from elementary through to Vancouver Island University with full degree and vocational programs. With its temperate climate, Nanaimo offers access to many outdoor activities, some year-round, including sailing, scuba diving, fishing, golfing, hiking and mountain biking. Just one-hour north, skiing is available at Mount Washington. The 800-seat Port Theatre provides a wonderful venue for a broad range of cultural events from live theatre to symphony and variety performances. With easy access to Vancouver via ferry and to Victoria via the Island Parkway, Nanaimo offers an enviable, affordable West Coast lifestyle.

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The bustling harbour city of Nanaimo is fondly referred to as the “gateway to Vancouver Island.” Boasting a diversified economy, the city is a regional centre for technology, manufacturing, tourism, retail, health, and government services. Nanaimo offers an attractive quality of life with a family-oriented culture, friendly people, and stunning views. Its residents and visitors enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing, biking and swimming, as well as world-class scuba diving and snorkeling.

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