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Specialty Anatomical Pathology

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Medical Genetics of Island Health is currently seeking applications for the position of Anatomic Pathologist in Nanaimo. Based at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) you will join a group of seven pathologists in a diverse practice of anatomical pathology, including skin, GI, gyne/GU, breast, head and neck, and some pulmonary, as well as non-gyne cytology. Coroner’s autopsies and occasional hospital based autopsies are also performed.

NRGH (224 beds) is the regional hospital for central Vancouver Island, providing services to an immediate referral population of 125,000 and secondary referral services for 330,000. The

Nanaimo medical community enjoys a full complement of Primary Care Physicians, skilled specialist colleagues and provides on-site CT, MRI and nuclear medicine. Through our affiliation with the University of British Columbia Island Medical Program you may have the opportunity to utilize your teaching and mentoring skills with both residents and undergraduate medical students.

This Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Medical Genetics position is eligible for appointment as an Associate of the Central Vancouver Island Pathology Associates physician

group, which is contracted by Island Health to provide anatomic pathology services. You may also be eligible to apply for a clinical appointment with the Department of Pathology at UBC.

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Community Information:

Nanaimo is a growing, vibrant, and family-oriented community that enjoys access to abundant outdoor activities, with proximity to Victoria as well as Vancouver --- a 90-minute ferry or 20-minute seaplane ride away.

The community of 85,000 offers a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities including an 800 seat waterfront theatre, the Vancouver Island University and adjacent renowned private school options.

With one of the best climates in Canada, Nanaimo provides year round access to a wide array of recreational activities including kayaking, kite boarding, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, running and golfing. Nearby Mount Washington frequently boasting the deepest snow pack in North America, has excellent downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding and biathlon.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Brigit Albiston at or 250-755-7691 ext:52170

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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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