Specialty Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Subspecialty Physiatry

Role and Facility Information

The Island Health Division of Rehabilitation Medicine has an opening for a general physiatrist to join three others in providing a consultative service at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and surrounding areas. Candidates with expertise and interest in the rehabilitation of individuals with neurological diseases, post-traumatic impairments and amputations rehabilitation in hospital based practice and out patients settings are encouraged to apply. The position is based at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital which has a 25-bed inpatient intensive rehabilitation unit in addition to slow stream and transitional rehabilitation units.

This is a general program providing the full scope of rehabilitation services.

Full range of medical, surgical, and psychiatric specialists on-site as well as diagnostic services including x-rays, nuclear medicine, sonography, CT, and MRI. Access to epidural and facet injection services. The Physiatrist(s) provide a consulting and directive care service without night

call.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Nanaimo, population 90,000, is a growing and vibrant urban centre situated on the east coast

of Vancouver Island, located approximately 100 kilometers north of Victoria and offers

excellent access via commercial flights, float plane or ferry to Vancouver. The community

offers a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities including the 800 seat

waterfront Port Theatre, the Vancouver Island University and is adjacent renowned private

schools.

Nanaimo is the outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise, providing 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, snowboarding and cross country skiing.

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Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
Fee-for-Service & Sessional Payments
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Live and work in BC

Nanaimo

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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