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If you are looking for a gastroenterology position where you can enjoy a fulfilling and stimulating practice while still having time to enjoy an abundance of recreational opportunities minutes from your back door, look no further - this could be your next adventure!

Fantastic part time (0.50 FTE) opportunity for a Canadian trained Gastroenterologist to join the welcoming team at Penticton Regional Hospital. Discover the rewards of career satisfaction working within a strong culture of teamwork while delivering excellence in care! Experience growth and excitement and be a part of the legacy as PRH expands with the brand new Patient Care Tower scheduled to open in April 2019.

In this position you would become our 3rd Gastroenterologist, joining our current group of two vibrant part time gastroenterologists providing Monday to Friday inpatient consult service 1 week in 3, as well as maintain a community based practice, and have an average of 9 hours of endoscopy time per week. As PRH is a regional referral hospital you can enjoy a broad general gastroenterology practice and experience a high degree of varied pathology. Pathology and radiology services are on site. Enjoy being well supported working with a close collegial and lovely group of general surgeons, internists, medicine subspecialists, pathologists and highly trained RNs. In this position you will also have the opportunity to teach as PRH is a UBC site for medical students and residents. In this position there is no on call requirement, so you can truly enjoy a work life balance in this gorgeous and welcoming community where the lifestyle opportunities are endless.

Clinic Details — Penticton Regional Hospital:
The Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is a 134-bed Acute Care facility in the Okanagan Health Service Area and responsible for providing core medical and surgical specialty services to surrounding population of approximately 90,000 people.

PRH offers 24-hour Emergency and Trauma Services, Acute Services, Ambulatory and Out-patient Clinics, and Diagnostic/Paramedical Services.

As a regional facility and secondary referral centre for the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valley, you will be joining an excellent complement of medical and surgical specialists.  Excellent radiology availability with on site Computed Tomography (CT) and part time Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI).  PRH has a seven-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

PRH also serves as the referral base for hematology/transfusion medicine for the smaller local hospitals in Oliver and Princeton.

PRH is scheduled for expansion with a new Patient Care Tower.  Phase one will include the construction of a new patient care tower with a new ambulatory care centre, surgical services center, 84 medical/surgical inpatients beds in single patient rooms, a new medical device reprocessing unit and space for the UBC Faculty of Medicine Program.  Phase two will involve the renovation in the current hospital to allow the expansion of the emergency department four times its current size.

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory

Call Schedule:

  • Hours of work: Part-time
  • On call requirements: none

Compensation:

  • Payment Structure: Fee for Service
  • Estimated Gross Income: Competitive
  • Overhead costs associated with private practice only

Additional Incentives:

  • Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)

Penticton, famous for its beaches, sports events, and healthy local food scene, it is the place where other people come for holidays. And now you have the opportunity to live here and call Penticton home. With one of the best year round climates in Canada and over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, it is easy to enjoy the two pristine lakes surrounded by tree lined mountains, acres of parks and wilderness trails perfect for swimming, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing – the list of world class recreation opportunities are endless! Penticton is a vibrant, innovative and adventurous waterfront city offering all the amenities of a larger urban centre yet preserving its small-town charm and warmth. Come experience this incredible lifestyle for yourself!

We are excited to add passionate and hardworking experienced candidates or new graduates to our team at PRH. Those interested in a locum experience are encouraged to apply as a locum will be required as part of the recruitment process. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!