Hospitalist I Hospital at Home Program

Kelowna

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:

Hospital at Home (HaH) is an internationally recognized model being launched in Kelowna. This program enables hospital-level care to be provided in the comfort of the patient’s own home. 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 physicians for 5 available positions with the Hospital at Home program, offering abundant flexibility in scheduling to accommodate your needs. Hospitalist and Family Practice candidates are well suited to this innovative method of patient care,

Together, with a multidisciplinary team, successful applicants will assist in determining patient eligibility, coordinate care and monitoring and assess readiness for discharge from the HaH (Hospital at Home). Physicians will be based at Kelowna General Hospital, assessing patients in hospital when they are accepted to the HaH and providing house calls when required, a minimum of once per patient stay. HaH patients will be monitored with a combination of daily in-home nursing visits and Telus Home Health Monitoring (HHM) Technology. The HHM can provide a variety of biometric data (blood pressure, temperature, pulse oximetry and weight).


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 460 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 surgery and cardiac critical care centre outside of Victoria and the Lower Mainland. Additionally, Kelowna General Hospital is home to Thoracic, Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Plastics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ears Nose and Throat, Orthopedics, General and Trauma services. KGH also houses a modern maternity ward and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit plus a dedicated pediatric ward, adolescent and adult psychiatry units plus a full-service rehabilitation department. A busy Emergency Department, robust Hospitalist service and full spectrum of Internal Medicine subspecialties round out our excellent and full complement of services. Enhanced laboratory and clinical departments are found in the new Dr. Walter Anderson Building. Kelowna is home to the UBC Okanagan Southern Medical Program, a branch of the UBC medical school. There are opportunities to work with both medical students and family medicine residents, both at the bedside and for lectures, small group and clinical skills teaching. At KGH we actively encourage participation in committees and offer quality improvement training and support through the Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) program, empowering you to make a positive impact for patients, your practice and our site. 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.

Join us as a part of this new and exciting program to support patients and their caregivers.

*Physicians will be compensated through a Hospital at Home APP Service Contract which aligns with the existing Hospitalist contract for the site, at the same rate of pay. Service deliverables are developed which reflect the HaH service delivery model.

** 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

Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full time, part time, or locum
On call requirements: N/A

Compensation:
Estimated Gross Income

$336,162 per FTE or $200.10 per hr.


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.

Job ID:

IHKGH-HOSPH-4974

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