Emergency Medicine


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:

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Kelowna General Hospital is now accepting applications for permanent full-time positions, tentative start date of July 2025. Start date is negotiable. We are looking to hire a number of new physicians this cycle, as our ED and Kelowna itself is ever growing.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, full-service (including paediatrics) ED where you will see everything from trauma to medically complex elderly patients, to pediatrics. As Emergency physicians we perform a wide breadth of procedural skills including intubations, sedations, reductions, cardioversions and chest tube insertions. We are looking for candidates who are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care through strong clinical, interpersonal and communication skills.

KGH has become a robust academic center with Emergency Medicine at the forefront. We have a distinguished FRCPC EM program to complement the UBC Southern Medical School Program and UBC Rural Family Medicine Residency programs here. Our EM staff are engaged with countless teaching and academic opportunities available with all 3 programs. These include Journal Club, Simulation, Core teaching rounds, Grand Rounds, and more. Our ideal candidate will immerse themselves in our academic environment and contribute to building our strong academic foundation.

A permanent full time opportunity consists of ~14 ED shifts/month.

Demonstrated interest and expertise in extracurricular areas (ex. research/QI, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEMs), Geriatrics, Business, Health Administration) will be considered an asset. While previous locum work or placements in the KGH ED are considered advantageous, they are not required.

You will enjoy being part of our ED, with excellent relationships built with specialists and consultants ensuring outstanding support.

If you are looking for an exciting variety of cases while working with an engaged group of colleagues in a fantastic work environment – this opportunity is just what you have been waiting for!

Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

Please send your application, including a Letter of Intent, CV, and contact information for 3 references to the KGH EM Team at kepa.hiring@gmail.com as well as to IH recruitment at physicianrecruitment@interiorhealth.ca. The reference contact information should include full name, phone number and email address. The application deadline is: September 3rd, 2024 at 5pm Pacific time. Successful first round applicants will be offered an interview, with tentative dates set for September 23rd and 26th. Candidates will be contacted regarding the success of their application on Monday October 21st, 2024.

Work Schedule:
Full time is considered 12-15 ED shifts/month available
Opportunity to pick up more shifts if available
Average ED Shift time ~ 8 hours

Payment Structure:
Fee For Service
Currently in negotiations for an APP contract, thus the compensation structure may change prior to the July 2025 start date.

  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada-Emerg Med (CCFP-EM)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
  • Emergency experience
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
  • Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Medicine Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) or Certificate of College of Family Physicians of Canada-Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM) Eligible for licensure with CPSBC Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association Preferred Qualifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Flexible
On call requirements: TBD

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Relocation: $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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