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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.

Facility 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 brand new 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. KGH is entering its third year of training Royal College Emergency Medicine Physicians and also participates in training Family Physicians. With the state-of-the-art 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:

Do you like beautiful scenery? Skiing? Boating? Fresh local fruit like apples, peaches, cherries and grapes? Kelowna has it all, come join us! The Kelowna General Hospital OB/GYN department is a team is a group of 7 generalists who are looking to recruit for another awesome team member! If you are a FRCSC General Ob/Gyn looking to practice in a welcoming community setting, where the lifestyle opportunities are plentiful, you are reading the right ad. If you are a collegial, talented, hardworking individual who can conceive of a pleasant work life balance, you are reading the right ad. We are recruiting to grow our team to meet the booming demands of the Kelowna catchment area. We are an incredibly collegial group and are looking for someone who wants to be a part of our team.

The successful candidate will augment our team of 7 to provide 1:8 call coverage. We provide consultative obstetrical care to a busy and sometimes very acute obstetrical unit. We receive Level 1 MOCAP funding for call. Our skilled family practice physicians and midwives provide primary obstetrical care, and high-risk patients are shared care. KGH is a level 2B referral centre (with delivery of neonates 30 weeks and beyond), a vital link in the Perinatal Transfer Network, and offers a new perinatal unit. Although the nursery designation is a level 2B, the acuity of the maternity care is closer to a level 3 facility. We have 5 delivery suites and 22 obstetrical beds, to support approximately 1700 deliveries annually. The local Fertility centre provides advanced ART, and subsequently we manage our share of multiple gestations. Our brand-new surgical tower has advanced laparoscopic equipment, as well as usual tools to meet the demands of a generalist OB/GYN surgeon. The Southern Medical Program at UBC campus is located at KGH and we gestate medical students until they are full term doctors ready to be delivered.

Living in the Okanagan means you get to enjoy 4 full seasons. Our summers are hot with access to beautiful Lake Okanagan, and as far as we can tell, Ogopogo is abstinent. Our winters can offer fresh powder, and are very mild. Big White and Silver Star ski resorts are an hour drive away. The Kelowna International Airport is 25 minutes away.

We recommend spending some time working with us to experience the KGH community. We will be hiring as of January 2020, and anticipate another round of recruitment later in 2020 when one of our current members retires. The successful applicant will be asked to complete a mutually satisfactory working visit/locum to be sure we will be a good fit together.

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

    • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Obstetric experience
    • Surgical experience
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements: 1:8
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $400,000, plus MOCAP level 1
  • Overhead
    • Overhead costs associated with private practice only
  • RSA Incentives
    • Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)
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