Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • Job Description



    The world-class city of Vancouver is situated in the southwest corner of British Columbia, surrounded by mountains and ocean vistas. With a population of two million, Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and is frequently honoured as one of the best places to live in the world. As North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver has strong links to international markets and is home to a vibrant mix of cultures. Blessed with a balmy coastal climate, the city offers recreational pursuits to suit every taste and disposition, from extreme skiing and mountain biking, to sailing, golfing, nature walks and meditative retreats. The city boasts myriads of theatres, galleries and restaurants as well as two universities and many colleges.




    Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in and around Vancouver and Central Coast. With 13 hospitals, 2,500 physicians and over $3 billion in funding, we are committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities. With a philosophy of providing the best care at the centre of the organization, it shapes how we approach our vision, mission, values, and goals.


    Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is the flagship facility within VCH. VGH is home to many specialty services including the provincial burn centre as well as quaternary emergency services including: spinal, neurosurgery and severe trauma. VGH is also a major teaching hospital, affiliated with The University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine, and home to one of the largest research institutes in Canada. The UBC Faculty of Medicine is consistently ranked as one the best schools in Canada and in the World.


    The Role


    With this in mind, the emergency department at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is now looking for up to eight new emergency medicine physicians to work in VCH’s busiest ER. The VGH emergency department receives over 95,000 patients each year and represents the province’s foremost Level 1 Trauma Centre.  You could be the next medical professional that makes a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of local and provincial residents. We need someone who is interested in a full-time clinical commitment of approximately thirteen shifts per month. As part of your new role you will also be involved in the training of both FRCPC and CCFP (EM) residents within the emergency department and the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine.


    Who you are


    As one of the successful candidates, you….


    • Are FRCPC-EM, CCFP-EM or ABEM (with a BC practice license) qualified;
    • Come with excellent references;
    • Have extensive experience training and working in a high acuity and volume centre;
    • Have a sense of adventure and want to live in one of the best places on the planet.


    Reach Out Now!

    We want to hear from you. If you would like to explore this opportunity further please do not hesitate to contact Danielle Tadman, Physcian Recruitment Advisor (604-875-4250).


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