Trauma Physicians


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Practice Details:

Kelowna General Hospital is seeking an Acute Care General Surgeon to join the Division of General Surgery.

Our Division of General Surgery consists of a highly collegial group of 9 General Surgeons who support Complex Surgical Oncology, Colorectal, MIS/Bariatric, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic, Endoscopy and Trauma surgery. Division members share call and resources equitably based on FTE appointment and supports a shared referral model.

The Acute Care Surgery program at KGH is supported by protected daytime OR access 3 days a week and an on-site supported “rapid access” clinic 2 days a week. All Division members participate in ACS call.

A full-time position is being offered and will include Acute Care Surgery (8 weeks minimum) and Trauma (8 weeks minimum). Opportunities for more ACS weeks are available depending on the candidates preferences. The position also offers optional elective OR time outside of ACS responsibilities to ensure a balanced and rewarding practice for the candidate (~1.5 OR days per ACS week). The position does not include endoscopy responsibilities.

Trauma service coverage includes covering the Trauma inpatient service for a week at a time. During this week, the Trauma physician is expected to lead trauma resuscitation as trauma team leader and admit Trauma patients. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide both local and regional Trauma education as well as participate in quality improvement and program building initiatives. 

KGH is a teaching site for the University of British Columbia Southern Medical Program. The candidate will be expected to work with and teach students and residents who also support the ACS service. No research responsibilities are a requirement of the position however such opportunities are available if desired by the candidate.

Locum experience with the Division is an important asset and candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the Division about locum opportunities.

Please send CV including references to Dr. Gareth Eeson (

** 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.

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Fellowship in Trauma and/or Acute Care Surgery ATLS Certification
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full Time
On call requirements: TBD

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Financial assistance to support relocation is provided by the Health Authority (up to $15,000).

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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