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Medical Director, Anesthesia

Location: Kelowna, British Columbia

Job ID: ML0009

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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:

An exciting Medical Leadership opportunity is now available for a collaborative and supportive physician leader as Medical Director, Anesthesia at the Kelowna General Hospital. Enjoy career satisfaction in this rewarding administrative role as you provide leadership to the department by supporting operational planning and promoting high quality standards of clinical care through clinical program development and administration. In this role, you will be responsible for the Department of Anesthesia’s clinical program development and administration, support the KGH Department Head of Anesthesia in recruitment and physician resource planning as well as other leadership activities. You will report through the Chief of Staff, KGH to the Executive Medical Director IH South and Transport. In addition, you will provide input to both the Clinical Operational Director for the Operating Room as well as the KGH Perioperative Medical Director. The Medical Director, Anesthesia is a physician leader who works to achieve a collaborative working relationship between physicians and leaders within clinical operations based on the IH vision, mission and goals as they relate to the delivery of anesthesia services. Success of the role is dependent upon the provision of leadership and support to medical-staff colleagues as well as engagement and partnerships with Clinical Operational Directors, and Clinical Operational Managers of the Operating Room (OR), acute care units and pre-surgical screening units to optimize access to safe, efficient, high-quality surgical services and post-OR anesthetic care. Collaborations and liaisons along with the multiple lines of responsibility will require demonstration of leadership characteristics in line with the LEADs leadership framework and is expected to uphold the "Standards of Conduct of Interior Health for Employees" at all times. This .15 FTE position requires fixed (dedicated) and variable (flexible) time to meet specific deliverables based on the requirements for site surgical services and is open to members of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Kelowna General Hospital. 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. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Anaesthesia experience
    • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)-Anaesthesiology; Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Part Time
  • On call requirements: N/A
  • Payment Structure
    • Service Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Competitive
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