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Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty General Internal Medicine

Role and Facility Information

The Division of Internal Medicine at the West Coast General Hospital has an opportunity for a full-time General Internist.

The successful candidate will provide full spectrum of General Internal Medicine including full Intensive Care and Coronary Care capabilities to a 45,000 population referral base. Cardiac Stress testing, pulmonary function, 24-hour holter and 24-hour blood pressure monitoring capabilities are available on site.

West Coast General Hospital is a modern hospital (built in 2001) with 52 acute care beds (3 ICU). Clinical services include 24-hour emergency room, ambulatory care, acute medical/surgical and psychiatry services, cardio pulmonary, diabetes education, laboratory, medical imaging (CT scanner), nutrition counseling, pharmacy and physiotherapy services. Clinical specialists include anesthesiology, general surgery, urology, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics and radiology complete with PACs imaging system.

Community Information

Port Alberni, situated at the end of Vancouver Island's longest inlet, is one of the most affordable waterfront centres on the island. Blessed with a moderate climate, the City of Port Alberni enjoys some of the best sport salmon fishing on the coast.

In addition to the natural beauty of the area, the temperate valley offers an array of year-round outdoor and ecotourism activities.

The city is considered the gateway to Ucluelet and Tofino on the west coast and is within commuting distance to the larger urban centres of Nanaimo to the east and Victoria to the south. Ferry and float plane service to Vancouver from these locations is readily available.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Fee-for-service; Level 1 MOCAP

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 including (subject to change): Annual Rural CME - $3,000 3-4 years, $6,000 more than 4 years. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/practitioner-pro/rrp_points.pdf
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Port Alberni

Situated in the central interior of Vancouver Island at the end of a long narrow inlet, Port Alberni is one of the few ports on the west coast that provides shelter against some of the powerful Pacific weather systems. Blessed with a moderate climate, it harbours both commercial fishing vessels and pleasure craft. Recreational activities in the area include fishing, hiking, scuba diving, golfing, kayaking and windsurfing.

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