Specialty Emergency Medicine

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Department of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine is seeking a physician for a part-time (0.13 FTE) permanent position. We are a group of enthusiastic ERP's with CCFP and ABEM certification.

The ER sees around 125 visits per day. We have recently started a Rapid Access and Diagnostic Virtual Unit (RADU) which has added a new shift 7 days a week from 9 am until 1630. This unit manages patients meeting strict criteria who are likely to be discharged within 24hrs of admission. The RADU person also supports the ED. We have double coverage from 09:30 to 01:00 every day and triple coverage from 11- 1630.

We are looking for someone willing to work ER and RADU shifts. The work will be half time with flexibility based on group needs.

We are affiliated with the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program and participate in teaching of medical students and residents. We are also the pre-deployment readiness site for military physicians and PAs.

Plans are underway for a new hospital in the Cowichan Valley to be built in the next 5-10 years.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, the City of Duncan enjoys Canada’s most temperate climate. Characterized by diverse landscapes from lush countryside to scenic coastal villages and charming inland communities, the Cowichan Valley, encompasses freshwater lakes, saltwater beaches and marinas, and farmland. The area offers a wide variety of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts including great hiking and biking trails, golfing, sailing, canoeing and ocean kayaking. In addition to many local artisans and attractions, the South Cowichan Valley boasts five top vineyards and wineries.

Public education in Duncan is complemented by renowned local private schools and located only 45 minutes south, Victoria also offers excellent educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Vancouver Island, one of Canada’s most livable regions, provides the very best in both urban and rural living. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, Vancouver Island offers an opportunity to combine a rewarding career with an enviable quality of life.



Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
Alternative payment as per Cowichan Emergency Physician Association

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidy agreement (RSA) including: CME payments of $2,200 in years 3 and 4 and $4,400 after 4 years.

Live and work in BC


Known as the “City of the Totems,” the community of Duncan takes pride in its rich First Nations heritage. Over 75 totem poles embellish the townscape, along with fascinating cultural artifacts. Duncan is located in the Cowichan region in the south central part of Vancouver Island and is a supply and service hub for the area. It is home to some of British Columbia’s newest vineyards that grow amidst rolling hillsides and country lanes.

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