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Neurologist - Locum

Location: Kelowna, British Columbia


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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:

Locum opportunity! Be part of the highly collegial team of talented and dedicated Neurologists at Kelowna General Hospital. The Neurologist locum coverage will include acute care on-call coverage for neurology and stroke consultations at Kelowna General Hospital and for the surrounding region.On-call coverage is typically scheduled in two- or three-day blocks with some cross coverage available for evenings. There is also a need for locum coverage of our TIA/stroke clinic and Rapid Neurology Clinic and a locum could alternate blocks on call with days of clinic coverage. Located in the city of Kelowna, the KGH stroke team is the main referral center for Interior Health (IH) with a catchment population of approximately 800,000 people. The Stroke Program has achieved some of the best outcomes in Canada and provides residents of the BC Interior with the stroke care they need. We cover the region via a long history of virtual care. This is used to support whole continuum of stroke care. Travel and Accommodations will be provided. If you would enjoy working in a highly integrated team setting, come to KGH as a locum.

    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements: On-call coverage is typically scheduled in two- or three-day blocks with some cross coverage available for evenings.
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
    • Minimum Income Guarantee Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Minimum income guarantee $15,000 – each 7 day coverage
  • Overhead
    • No overhead cost
  • Additional Incentives
    • Travel and accommodation per locum policy
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