Family Physician - Palliative Care


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.

Practice Details:

Excellent opportunity for a Palliative Care Physician interested in working in a partnership between the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) and the Cancer Centre in Kelowna. This position provides a flexible clinical and academic role where you will work both as an acute inpatient consultant at KGH and an outpatient consultant at the Cancer Centre, Cancer Pain and Symptom Management Clinic. This is a newer program with plenty of opportunity for program development. The program has a multidisciplinary team approach to clinics and an enjoyable teamwork environment.

Applicants must meet requirements of provincial College of Physician and Surgeons, BC Cancer, and Kelowna General Hospital.

If interested, please forward letter expressing interest and curriculum vitae.

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

  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC, full or provisional Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory Year of Added Competency in Palliative care (YAC) if CCFP trained, or equivalent training and experience. OR Royal College background with equivalent certification via leadership route
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full Time (0.5 with KGH & 0.5 with BC Cancer)
On call requirements: TBD

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Relocation assistance $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location (with eligible receipts)

*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.

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