Flanked by tree trimmed mountain slopes, dramatic clay cliffs and Okanagan and Skaha Lake, Penticton is one of the larger cities in the BC interior. Its lush surroundings and ideal climate, with over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, combine to create a paradise. Indulge in, wineries, golf courses, and famous sandy beaches in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing when the snow falls. Penticton is an innovative and adventurous waterfront city offering all the amenities of a larger urban centre while preserving its small-town charm and warmth. With an array of fine dining, shops, recreational facilities and local vendors and agriculturalists at its weekly farmer’s market, Penticton has it all. Come experience this incredible lifestyle for yourself!
Are you looking to practice in a welcoming and collegial setting with a dynamic medical staff association and well-resourced hospital where the community lifestyle opportunities are endless, this could be the opportunity for you! Enjoy your practice and still have time to savour the beautiful lakeside city and abundance of extracurricular activities with colleagues and family when the work day is done.
The Penticton Regional Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia is seeking an engaged team player and confident generalist who is confident in regional anesthesia techniques to join our group of 10 dedicated Anesthesiologists who make an amicable team with 23 surgeons. We provide OR services for urology, ENT, general surgery, orthopedics, OB/GYN, and uncomplicated pediatric cases over 2 years. We have a robust peri-operative consult service and ERACS program for colo-rectal and direct anterior hip replacement. We assist with airway needs in the ICU and Emergency department and provide full pre-op services and out- of -OR consultation for the emergency adult list and labour/delivery. Additionally, there are 2 ORs at the Summerland Health Centre where we provide services including pediatric dental, ENT and ophthalmology services. Candidates with strong pediatric skills would be an asset.
There are opportunities for teaching medical students and residents. Research can be supported if interested. There is a monthly CME program and quarterly Grand Rounds (supported by the Medical Staff Association).
** 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.
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•Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) – Anaesthesiology
•Doctorate in Medicine
•Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
Hours of work:
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (two late stay shifts per month to 5pm)
On call requirements:
1 weekend per month (plus 2-3 weekdays)
Estimated Gross Income
Alternative Payment Plan and MOCAP
• $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*
Penticton Regional Hospital:
The Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is a 158-bed Acute Care facility in the Interior Health Authority 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 a complement of excellent medical and surgical specialists with available on site Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine and Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI). PRH has a ten-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.
In April 2019, PRH opened phase one of the David E. Kampe Tower (DKT), a state of the art Patient Care Tower. DKT includes a brand 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, completed in December 2021, includes the full renovation and expansion of the PRH Emergency Department including 2 new trauma bays, 12 acute care beds, 14 streaming rooms and chairs along with 2 consult rooms and 2 seclusion rooms.