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.
Fantastic opportunity for a Stroke Neurologist to join the rapidly expanding and highly collegial team of talented and dedicated professionals at Kelowna General Hospital’s Stroke Network.
Located in the city of Kelowna, the KGH stroke team is the main referral center for Interior Health (IH) with a catchment population of approximately 1,000,000 people. The Stroke Program has achieved some of the best outcomes in Canada and provides residents of the BC Interior with the stroke care they need. We cover the region via a long history of virtual care. This is used to support whole continuum of stroke care.
The area that is directly covered by KGH has approximately 1500 acute strokes a year. Our group of 9 is currently made up of four stroke neurologists, movement disorder, headache, neuromuscular, and general neurologists. We also have 5 stroke nurses and have a dedicated stroke unit. If you are comfortable working with all aspects of complex stroke care, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in rural and remote areas, enjoy working in a highly integrated team setting and are excited to further develop our programs and service delivery, this could be the opportunity for you!
In this position you will also have the opportunity to discover the rewards of clinical teaching with our 6-month Stroke Certificate Program as well as the 3rd and 4th year medical students of the UBC Southern Medical Program, Family Medicine Residents, Emergency Medicine Residents and visiting residents from other locations.
We also engage in multiple stroke trials both nationally and locally and are working on innovative solutions for largely under represented rural and remote populations.
For those interested there are multiple supports for leadership development such as Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours and skills that high potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers.
Locum opportunities are available during the recruitment period, and encourage all those interested to apply.
** This job posting is for a position covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order and selected applicant(s) must comply with the requirements of the order
Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
Doctorate in Medicine
• Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
• Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
• Stroke Fellowship
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
$9,000 - $15,000 * Relocation Assistance is applicable for 1.0 FTE positions and is based on move location (with eligible receipts). Part-time opportunities may be eligible for a pro-rated reimbursement, please discuss with your IH Medical Staff Recruiter
*Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer*
Kelowna General Hospital:
Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is one of two tertiary hospitals within Interior Health and is the region’s main referral centre offering a full range of services with approximately 400 beds and over 84,000 ED visits yearly. Kelowna General Hospital is home to the 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 boasts a total of 360,000 square feet, an expanded emergency and ambulatory care department, new medical inpatient units, modern operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. Within the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre, KGH has a modern maternity ward and adjacent Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. KGH has a dedicated pediatric ward, as well as, adolescent and adult psychiatry units. Enhanced laboratory and clinical departments are found in the new Dr. Walter Anderson Building. KGH is also a teaching centre for the Southern Medical Program affiliated with UBC, and has 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.