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Location: Kelowna, British Columbia

Job ID: IHKGH-PAT-4666

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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.

Clinic Details — Kelowna General Hospital:

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is one of two tertiary hospitals within Interior Health and is the region’s main referral center 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 also recently opened and boasts a total of 360,000 square feet, an expanded emergency and ambulatory care department, modern operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. KGH is also a teaching centre for the Southern Medical Program affiliated with UBC. With the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre and new medical inpatient units in the Centennial Building, dedicated psychiatry units for youth and adults, a modern maternity ward, enhanced laboratory and clinical departments in the new Dr. Walter Anderson Building, and 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.

Practice Details:

The Laboratory Medicine Department of the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) of Interior Health Authority is seeking a hematopathologist to join the growing KGH HP division. KGH is a regional referral hospital providing specialized surgical, medical and oncology services to 500,000 people and is the regional trauma and main cardiac services / surgery center. Locally there is a small group of hematologists providing local and regional consultation services, as well as a busy provincial referral oncology center for the interior (BCCA-Kelowna). The successful candidate will join a laboratory faculty with 15 laboratory physicians, including 6 pathologists practicing in hematopathology (4 exclusively). The candidate must be eligible for licensure in the Province of British Columbia and be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Responsibilities will include participating in diagnostic services for a spectrum of benign and malignant hematolymphoid tissues and samples, including procurement / interpretation of bone marrows and specimens for lymphoproliferative disorders (lymphoma protocols), transfusion medicine, coagulation and general hematology, as well as teaching and involvement in laboratory oversight roles as needed. A general pathologist with additional training in hematopathology will also be considered. Kelowna is centrally located in the southern interior of BC 4 hours from Vancouver and within 1 hour drive to other secondary sites in the Okanagan valley with a wide spectrum of activities available to suit any taste. It is one of the fastest growing communities in the country For those interested, Leadership Development Opportunities are available with Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours and skills that high potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers. ***In accordance with the Order of the Provincial Health Officer for Hospital and Community, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment for all employees and healthcare workers with Interior Health Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Full licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements: N/A
  • Payment Structure
    • Service Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Service Contract (provincially negotiated grid level)
  • Additional Incentives
    • Relocation Assistance - $9,000 - $15,000 * Relocation Assistance is applicable for 1.0 FTE positions and is based on move location (with eligible receipts). Part-time opportunities may be eligible for a pro-rated reimbursement, please discuss with your IH Medical Staff Recruiter *Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer*
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