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Practice Details:

The Kelowna General Hospital is recruiting within the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology with a focus on Movement Disorders.

The health region area includes roughly 2600 people living with Parkinson's disease, in a mixed urban and rural population setting. Our hospital based clinic program is a multidisciplinary clinic that offers speech therapy, physical therapy, social work, and nursing support. Our clinic provides access to advanced therapies for Parkinson disease including infusion therapies and an outreach program for programming of Deep Brain Stimulation devices in partnership with the Vancouver Coastal Health Deep Brain Stimulation nursing team.

The successful candidate will participate in the clinical care of movement disorders patients within the hospital-based clinic approximately 4 half days per week.

The candidate will be a member of the Kelowna General Hospital Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, and participate in our hospital's neurology acute care on call service. Our Division provides this service and a stroke neurology service; the successful candidate for this award will be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada but does not require subspecialty expertise in stroke neurology. The expected frequency of acute care on-call coverage is 1:5 or less.

Our hospital is a teaching site in the UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program, and our Division members teach medical trainees at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The successful candidate is encouraged to apply for a Clinical Faculty Appointment in the University of British Columbia Department of Medicine and to participate in clinical teaching of medical students, residents and other trainees.

EVOLVE Award in Parkinson Disease
Through a generous grant from the Humphreys Family Foundation and facilitated by the KGH Foundation, this position includes financial support for the successful candidate in the amount of $62400, the equivalent of one day per week at a sessional rate of $150/hr. This award supports the candidate in their first year of practice to contribute time to improving care of people with PD, including practice development work, quality improvement and research project work, relationship building, mentorship activities, and meetings with clinic team members and health authority partners.

Further funding beyond the first year of practice is available to support ongoing Parkinson Disease project work including QI projects, clinical research, clinical trials and other endeavors.

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
  • Doctorate in Medicine
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full Time
On call requirements: 1:5-1:7

Estimated Gross Income

$250,000 - $350,000, plus MOCAP level 1

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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