Specialty Emergency Medicine

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

North Island Hospital Comox Valley is seeking full and part-time Emergency Physicians to join our team.

We welcome either CCFP-EM or FRCPC Emergency certification.

North Island Hospital Comox Valley is a beautiful new hospital, which opened in October 2017. We are a 24-hour Emergency Department with 153 inpatient beds and see a variety of different patient populations including pediatrics. The hospital serves approximately 66,000 people and we see over 29,000 visits annually. The area is a growing community and Emergency Department visits are increasing. We are a referral center for some surgical specialties and have a broad range of consultants including Internal Medicine, Intensive Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, Radiology and Family Medicine. We see trauma patients and are the local trauma team until patients can be transferred to a tertiary trauma center. We are the Rapid Response Team for the hospital and attend all cardiac arrests and code calls for admitted inpatients.

We have a Rapid Access and Discharge Unit (RADU), which is run by our Emergency Department Physicians. This unit is intended for patients who are expected to be discharged within 24 hours. Successful applicants would be expected to work RADU shifts.

We have an academic affiliation with the University of British Columbia (UBC) postgraduate programs and are a teaching hospital. We have a Family Practice Residency Program and are involved in both medical student and residency teaching.

We would like to incorporate physicians into our group with specialized skill sets. Dedicated academic, quality improvement or leadership experience would be an asset. As we are a new hospital, there is room for quality improvement initiatives, which would be supported by the department.

Community Information:

Located in the north central region of Vancouver Island the seaside Town of Comox, along with the neighbouring communities of Courtenay and Cumberland, comprises one of the fastest growing areas on the island. The Comox Valley, home to Vancouver Island's pre-eminent ski resort of Mt. Washington, is also the gateway to Strathcona Park and the Desolation Sound group of Islands. The recreational options here are endless, and well complemented by thriving arts and culture communities and a wide array of boutiques, restaurants and fine dining. Known for its abundant wildlife, it is a place where you can ski, golf, fish, and go to the theatre, all in the same day.

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Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA)
Other Benefits/Incentives
Eligible Physicians may be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidy agreement (RSA) including: Fee Premium 6.93%, $6967.62 Annual Flat Fee, CME payments of $2,200 in years 3 and 4 and $4,400 after 4 years.
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Nestled peacefully between the Beaufort Mountains and the Strait of Georgia is the quiet oceanfront town of Comox. Located on the central east coast of Vancouver Island, it is in an area comprised of a number of small communities, farms and forests, collectively called the Comox Valley. Comox, with its short, mild winters and warm dry summers, is one of the most diverse recreational and cultural locations in the world. Known for its abundant wildlife, it is a place where you can ski, golf, fish, and go to the theatre, all in the same day. Comox offers all of the amenities of a larger city with the charm of a small town setting.

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