Cardiac Anesthesiologist

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is an innovator in medical care, research and teaching, and service delivery. In our commitment to supporting healthy lives we are opening 2 additional ORs. As a result of this expansion we are now looking for a Cardiac Anesthesiologist to join our full team of 30 Anesthesiologists.

Our group provides a full service tertiary referral service to patients located in a geographical area larger than France.  We pride ourselves on being a supportive group who provide the highest quality of care in a complex high acuity environment. This position has a specialized focus in all aspects of cardiac anesthesia, including transesophageal echocardiography. Our group is involved in ~600 heart cases per year with an average of 12 cases per week, we also support the cardiac ICU.

In general we request anyone interested in working with us to locum for a satisfactory period so both sides can evaluate if there is a good fit.  All department members must be fellows of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Anesthesiology, meet the requirements for privileging with our hospital and be able to fulfill call requirements.

KGH is also a teaching hospital academically affiliated with the University of British Columbia’s Southern Medical Program. As part of your new role you will have the opportunity to teach medical students and residents and make an impact in education and research in the community.

Clinic Details — 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 78,000 ED visits yearly. Adjacent to 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.


  • Fellowship with the Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) – Anaesthesiology
  • Postgraduate fellowship training in Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Training in transesophageal echocardiography
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.

Call Schedule:

  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements


  • Payment Structure: Fee for service
  • No overhead
  • Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)

Kelowna is the Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre and one of Canada's most popular vacation destinations; and this is your opportunity to call Kelowna home. With such a perfect lakeshore community, it is easy to believe that Kelowna is known to some as the Summer City. Fresh air, mountain landscapes and glistening water year round will entice you to explore this amazing community. If you enjoy outdoor adventures - sailing, house boating, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing - you may never want to leave Kelowna. Downtown Kelowna offers a spectacular landscape of lake, mountains and parks, with all the amenities of a major centre including a wide range of cafés, restaurants and patios to choose from as well as unique shops and boutiques, heritage buildings and modern architecture, art galleries and museums, music and live theatre, and even a symphony and ballet. Come and experience our four seasons playground and see why life is better here.

Now is an exciting time to join this growing hospital caring for our thriving community! Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here! Email CV to