Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Cardiac Electrophysiologist to join the highly collegial team of talented and dedicated professionals and lead the development of our new EP program at Kelowna General Hospital’s Interior Heart & Surgical Centre.
Located in the city of Kelowna, the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre is the main referral center for Interior Health (IH) with a catchment population of approximately one million people. The Cardiac Services program provides residents of the BC Interior with the cardiac care they need, right here in the heart of the Okanagan Valley and offers the whole spectrum of cardiac surgical services short of transplantation. Currently our group consists of 4 Interventionists, 8 General Cardiologists, 4 Cardiac Surgeons and 4 Cardiac Surgical Assistants. KGH has an 18 bed Cardiac Medical Unit, a 6 bed Coronary Care Unit (CCU), a 6 bed Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CSICU) and a 14-bed Cardiac Surgery Inpatient (CSIP) ward. Heart transplants and pediatric (child) cardiac surgeries are not performed at KGH. The Cardiac Surgery Program is comprised of more than 100 medical and clinical staff, including cardiac anaesthetists, perfusionists, clinical nursing staff, anaesthesia assistants and support staff.
In this position you will provide leadership, knowledge and expertise in the program development and delivery of cardiac EP services within IH, working in a forum of interdisciplinary collaboration as well as with other provincial health authorities, Cardiac Services BC & the BC Ministry of Health. If you enjoy working in a highly integrated team setting and are excited to further develop our programs, this could be the opportunity for you!
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 78,000 ED visits yearly. Adjacent to Kelowna General is 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; 9 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. 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, larger operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. KGH is also a University Health Science Center affiliated with UBC’s Southern Medical Program. KGH participates in training Royal College Emergency Medicine Physicians and 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.
- Doctorate in Medicine
- Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
- Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
- FRCPC Cardiologist with advanced EP training
- Subspecialty certification in cardiology and electophysiology
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
- Hours of work: Full time
- On call requirements: Favourable
- Payment Structure: FFS
- Estimated Gross Income: Competitive
- Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)
Kelowna is the Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre and one of Canada's most popular vacation destinations; and this is your opportunity to call Kelowna home. With such a perfect lakeshore community, it is easy to believe that Kelowna is known to some as the Summer City. Fresh air, mountain landscapes and glistening water year round will entice you to explore this amazing community. If you enjoy outdoor adventures - sailing, house boating, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing - you may never want to leave Kelowna. Downtown Kelowna offers a spectacular landscape of lake, mountains and parks, with all the amenities of a major centre including a wide range of cafés, restaurants and patios to choose from as well as unique shops and boutiques, heritage buildings and modern architecture, art galleries and museums, music and live theatre, and even a symphony and ballet. Come and experience our four seasons playground and see why life is better here.
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