Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

We invite you to join a collegial group of two full-time Pediatricians in Port Alberni providing care for local pediatric patients and to residents of First Nations communities in Ucluelet, Nitinat, Ahousaht and Opitsalt.

The West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni is a modern, well equipped 75 bed community hospital with 52 acute (3 ICU) and 32 multilevel beds and 24-hour emergency room services. Port Alberni has an average 300 births per year and the hospital provides a wide array of services to a regional population of 32,000.

Our congenial medical community enjoys a full complement of Family Physicians along with specialist colleagues in anesthesiology, general surgery, obstetrics/ gynecology, urology, internal medicine, psychiatry and radiology.

Community Information

Port Alberni, a coastal city with a population of 18,000, is situated in the majestic Alberni Valley surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

This temperate valley climate offers an array of year-round outdoor activities. The gateway to the Pacific Rim communities of Tofino & Ucluelet, and Long Beach, the top Canadian surfing destination, Port Alberni enjoys easy access to the best recreational opportunities on Vancouver Island. Port Alberni is now the official “Ultimate Fishing Town” in Canada. All this and world-class skiing on Mt. Washington is only a short drive away!

Port Alberni is a family-friendly community with affordable housing and strong public schools. Community spirit abounds and is evident by the abundance of activities for children including programs in: music, dance, gymnastics and all team sports: soccer, baseball, hockey, lacrosse etc. Sproat Lake, located just outside of the city is the ideal location to base your family home.

Located within a 60 minute drive from Nanaimo and offering easy access to Vancouver and Victoria, Port Alberni provides access to big-city amenities with all the charm and character of a rural community.

Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
Fee for Service and MOCAP

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
8.82%

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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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