General Surgeon Port Alberni, Vancouver Island

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A General Surgery opportunity is available in beautiful Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, BC based at the West Coast General Hospital with two other General Surgeons.

The West Coast General Hospital, constructed in 2001 is a modern facility with 43 acute care beds and a 3-bed ICU.  Services include 24-hour emergency room, ambulatory care, acute medical/surgical and psychiatry services, cardio pulmonary, diabetes education, laboratory, medical imaging, nutrition counseling, pharmacy and physiotherapy services. Clinical specialists include anesthesiology, general surgery, urology, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics and radiology.

The ideal candidate will have a wide base of general surgery experience who is able to handle emergency and elective workload.  Mandatory Endoscopy skills are needed.  Additional specialist support is available in the nearby communities of Nanaimo and Victoria.

Under the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (and subject to eligibility) incentives include: $10,000 recruitment incentive, up to $15,000 relocation expense reimbursement, $7711 annual retention payment, 8.82% fee-for-service premium and generous CME ($6000/annum after 4 years in community).

Port Alberni, a coastal city with a population of 18,000, is situated in the majestic Alberni Valley surrounded by breathtaking scenery.  The temperate valley climate offers an array of year-round outdoor activities and as the gateway to the Pacific Rim communities of Tofino & Ucluelet, Port Alberni enjoys easy access to the best recreational opportunities on Vancouver Island.  Port Alberni is a family-friendly community with affordable housing and strong public schools.  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.

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