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:

If you're seeking a truly welcoming and team-based setting with endless lifestyle opportunities, this is the chance you've been eagerly waiting for! We are actively seeking locum, part-time, and full-time hospitalists at Kelowna General Hospital, offering abundant flexibility in scheduling to accommodate your needs. Whether you're a couple looking to balance outpatient and inpatient work or a physician seeking a fulfilling role, we warmly welcome you to join our team.

At Kelowna General Hospital, our Hospitalist Department is both large and mature, caring for a daily census of approximately 300 patients. Our diverse team includes 14-day hospitalists, two evening hospitalists, and one dedicated in-house overnight shift. In our roles as hospitalists, we operate in the Most Responsible Physician (MRP) capacity for complex adult medical patients, as well as co-managing adult surgical patients. Our hospitalists work throughout the hospital, excluding the ICU, and we benefit from exceptional support from our esteemed specialists and ICU colleagues.

Our program proudly collaborates with the UBC-Okanagan medical undergraduate program and the UBC Kelowna family medicine residency program, offering valuable rotations with our Hospitalist team. If you desire to engage in teaching activities, opportunities such as tutoring and clinical teaching are available on-site during your off days. We actively encourage participation in committees and quality improvement initiatives, empowering you to make a positive impact. Moreover, we provide leadership opportunities through the NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program, allowing you to nurture your leadership skills and contribute to shaping the future of healthcare.

We want to emphasize that while hospitalist work experience is valued, it is not required. We have extensive experience sponsoring and supporting International Medical Graduate (IMG) applicants through the provisional licensure process, ensuring a smooth transition into our team. We celebrate and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to join our inclusive and dynamic group. We also have a well-established orientation manual and process in place to support your integration and success.

Camaraderie and shared experiences are the pillars of our group's success. We foster a supportive environment where colleagues thrive in a collaborative team setting. We believe in embracing an active and healthy lifestyle, which is evident in our hospitalist hockey evenings, group cycling, swimming, and running activities. Additionally, we organize social events throughout the year, creating opportunities to connect and foster a vibrant culture.

Join us at Kelowna General Hospital, where you'll find not only a fulfilling professional environment but also a community that values your well-being and supports your growth.

** 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 The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full time, part time, or locum
On call requirements: Usually one night (midnight to 0800) per every 14 days for 1.0 FTE

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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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