Cardiac Surgeon


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:

Fantastic opportunity for a Cardiac Surgeon to join the highly collegial team of talented and dedicated professionals at Kelowna General Hospital’s Interior Heart & Surgical Centre.

Located in the city of Kelowna, the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre is the main referral center for Interior Health (IH) with a catchment population of approximately one million people. The Cardiac Services Program has achieved some of the best outcomes in Canada and provides residents of the BC Interior with the cardiac care they need, right here in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, offering the whole spectrum of cardiac surgical services short of transplantation. Our group of 5 Cardiac Surgeons, with volumes of close to 700 cases per year, supported by the team of 3 Cardiac Surgical Assistants, 4 Interventionists, 3 Electrophysiologists, 11 General Cardiologists, 6 NPs and more than 200 medical and clinical staff, including cardiac anaesthetists, perfusionists, clinical nursing staff, anaesthesia assistants and support staff. KGH offers Cardiac Surgeons in hospital offices and has a 20 bed Cardiac Surgery Medical Unit, an 8 bed Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CCU), an 8 bed Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CSICU) and a 18 bed Cardiac Surgery Inpatient (CSIP) ward. Heart transplants and pediatric (child) cardiac surgeries are not performed at KGH.

If you are comfortable working with all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, have expertise in minimally invasive surgery including mitral, endovascular therapy and TAVI, enjoy working in a highly integrated team setting and are excited to further develop our programs and cardiac service delivery, this could be the opportunity for you!

In this position you will also have the opportunity to discover the rewards of clinical teaching with 3rd and 4th year medical students of the UBC Southern Medical Program completing 1-2 week rotations with our program.

A locum experience is negotiable as part of the recruitment process and as such only applicants eligible for full CSPBC licensure will be considered.

** 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.

We are excited to add passionate, hardworking candidates to our team in Kelowna. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
  • 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
On call requirements: 1:5

Estimated Gross Income

Competitive, plus MOCAP

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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