Island Health

Job Overview

  • Practice or Institution Name Island Health
  • City Saanichton



The Saanich Peninsula Hospital’s (SPH) department of Emergency Medicine is currently looking for locum, part-time and full-time Emergency Medicine physicians.

SPH is a 65-bed acute care community hospital with an 18 bed emergency department (ED) that cares for 31,000 patients/year, both pediatric and adult. SPH is the primary referral hospital for the Southern Gulf Islands such that the total population served is approximately 87,000. The ED is staffed by a dedicated, progressive, collegial group of 16 full time and part time emergency physicians, currently scheduled over 5 shifts/day with 12 hours of double coverage.

Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Infectious Diseases, Palliative Care and Anesthesiology are available within the hospital during daytime hours, with numerous other Specialists in the community. Tertiary care support and consultants are 30 minutes away by road at Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital. Laboratory services are 24/7, and Medical Imaging, including a CT scanner, operates 07:30 – 24:00 daily plus on call overnight. Physicians must be comfortable in a single coverage department without on-site Respiratory Therapy or ICU support.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility in scheduling and fantastic lifestyle opportunities on beautiful Vancouver Island.

At Island Health, we recognize, gain knowledge and respect the differences in each individual we serve. The right to feel culturally safe is for everyone.


  • CCFP-EM, FRCPC, ABEM or USA Certified class
  • Eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

Located north of Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula offers a mixture of rural, urban and farming communities, with an extensive choice of outdoor recreational activities such as golfing, hiking, cycling, sailing, canoeing and kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing. It boasts a long shoreline with sandy beaches, is home of the world-famous Butchart Gardens, and has quick access to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (to Vancouver) and the Victoria International Airport.

To find out more about our Emergency Medicine opportunities, contact us today!

Darsey Batchelor, Medical Staff Recruiter

Island Health

[email protected]

Website:  medicalstaff.islandhealth.ca/careers

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