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Trauma Physicians

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:

Unique opportunity to be involved with the creation and growth of an ambitious trauma service at Kelowna General Hospital, a level 2 trauma centre. There are six positions available to those interested in being a part of this new initiative. In this role, you will be working in a rotating roster 5 other physician colleagues and a multidisciplinary team to assess and manage poly-trauma patients & patients in special populations (pediatric, pregnant, elderly patients with multiple injuries). This program is expected to treat approximately 800 patients per year with average daily census of 8-15 patients with significant seasonal variation in case numbers. In this role, you will work in hospital and outpatient clinic settings, as well as providing outreach support virtually to rural and regional hospitals. Ideal candidates include physicians with an appropriate background including Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, Anesthesia or other appropriate specialties, with a strong interest and background in the full spectrum of trauma care and ideally with a demonstrated interest in trauma education (i.e. ATLS instructor). You should also have experience looking after medically complex & socially vulnerable injured inpatients. In this role, you will:• Lead and provide comprehensive resuscitative trauma care.• Lead and provide comprehensive care to admitted trauma patients.• Consult on trauma patient throughout the hospital not admitted to the service.• Support referring hospitals with management, transport and disposition of trauma patients.• Lead and engage in education through multi-disciplinary trauma rounds, teaching of medical, nursing and allied health staff and students, and resident physicians. • Lead and participate in quality improvement initiatives throughout the continuum of trauma care. ** Please note, this opportunity is exclusive to a part-time trauma role and independent of any additional clinical work in specialized areas. Please see to view and apply to any additional clinical roles** We are excited to add passionate, hardworking candidates to our team in Kelowna. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

    • • Doctorate in Medicine• Eligible for licensure with CPSBC – FRSCS, FRCPC, or CCFP• Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory• Current ATLS & DSTC certification. • Residency training appropriate to the practice of trauma preferred
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: • On-site daytime inpatient and emergent trauma management in weekly blocks.
  • On call requirements: • On call shared within group
  • Payment Structure
    • Clinical Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Competitive
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