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Are you looking to practice in a welcoming community setting where the lifestyle opportunities are endless! Hospitalist opportunity now available at Kelowna General Hospital, apply today to join us!

We have a large and mature Hospitalist Department with a daily census of around 200 patients. Shifts include 9 day hospitalists, 2 evening hospitalists and one overnight call shift. Our team of hospitalists functions in a MRP role for complex medical patients and co-management of surgical patients, and works throughout the hospital, except in ICU. We enjoy excellent support from our specialist and ICU colleagues.

Our program is involved with the UBC-Okanagan medical undergraduate program, and the family medicine residency program, which both include rotations with the Hospitalist team. Other teaching opportunities are available on site (i.e. tutoring, clinical teaching) if desired on your off-days. Committee and quality improvement work is optional and encouraged.

We are interested in expanding our locum pool and in hiring new full-time hospitalists as our program continues to grow. Hospitalist work experience is valued but not required.

Facility Details — Kelowna General Hospital:
Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is one of two tertiary hospitals within Interior Health and is the region’s main referral center offering a full range of services with approximately 400 beds and over 84,000 ED visits yearly. Kelowna General Hospital is home to the brand new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) which opened in 2015 and is BC’s only cardiac critical care centre outside of Victoria and the Lower Mainland. IHSC is Kelowna General Hospital’s principal surgical site and features; 12 specialized Operating Rooms created for Thoracic, Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Plastics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ears Nose and Throat, Orthopedics, General and Trauma surgeries with 2 ORs dedicated to Cardiac Surgery. Our state of the art Centennial Building also recently opened and boasts a total of 360,000 square feet, an expanded emergency and ambulatory care department, modern operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. KGH is also a teaching centre for the Southern Medical Program affiliated with UBC. KGH is entering its third year of training Royal College Emergency Medicine Physicians and also participates in training Family Physicians. With the state-of-the-art Interior Heart & Surgical Centre and new medical inpatient units in the Centennial Building, dedicated psychiatry units for youth and adults, a modern maternity ward, enhanced laboratory and clinical departments in the new Dr. Walter Anderson Building, and an academic campus that serves as a satellite for the University of British Columbia Medical School, KGH has become one of BC’s leading healthcare centres.

Qualifications:

  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory

Call Schedule:

  • Hours of work: 1.0
  • On call requirements: • usually one night (midnight to 0800) per every 14 days for 1.0 FTE

Compensation:

  • Payment Structure: Service Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income: $264,500 for 1.0 FTE (full time)
  • Compensation Disclaimer: Full time is based on 1680 hrs/year; contract rate is approx. $157/hour

Glistening water below lush mountains, dotted with parks frame the Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre; Kelowna. Okanagan Lake is the perfect place to sail, kayak, or relax on the beach. Rolling greens offer world class golfing, minutes away from spectacular hiking and biking trails. In the winter enjoy ski resorts and skating rinks right at your fingertips. Decorated with heritage buildings and modern architecture, Kelowna offers something for everyone with orchards, vineyards and all the amenities of a major centre. From restaurants, and shops, to art galleries, live music and theatre, this city has it all. Come and experience our four seasons playground and see why life is better here.

Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!