Specialty Plastic Surgery

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Island Health Division of Plastic Surgery has a part-time position for a plastic surgeon to join four others at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Eligible candidates will hold FRCSC in Plastic Surgery, have full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, and have a fellowship in breast reconstruction. You will participate in paid on-call coverage with six other members, as on-call is shared with Campbell River colleagues.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (224 acute care beds) enjoys state-of-the-art surgical suites, access to a private surgical centre located adjacent to the hospital, a hand clinic staffed by 4 certified Hand Therapists, and a wound clinic staffed by 2 wound care specialists. The Hospital has full diagnostic capabilities, including a 64-slice CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, cancer clinic and critical care intensivists and is a UBC Postgraduate Family Practice Residency program site. The Nanaimo medical community totals over 200 physicians with strong primary care physicians and skilled specialist colleagues who serve a population of 160,000 and secondary referral services to a population of 428,000.



Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Fee for Service, MOCAP

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The bustling harbour city of Nanaimo is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island and is often known as the “gateway city” or the “gateway to Vancouver Island” with easy access to both the north/ south regions of the Island. Nanaimo also features easy access to the mainland/ Vancouver via ferry, seaplane/ commercial plane (15 mins). 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 (interconnected bike route, minimal traffic, and excellent public transit), with a family-oriented culture, friendly people, and stunning views. Residents and visitors to Nanaimo enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing, biking and swimming (multiple lakes within city limits, Nanaimo River, and Departure Bay) as well as world-class scuba diving and snorkeling.

“I love Nanaimo, it is the best-kept secret on Vancouver Island – I have the best job in the world!”

Dr. Chris Collins

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