Internal Medicine - IHKGH-IM-2010
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Date Posted: 01/12/2013

Visitors flock to Kelowna (and nearby West Kelowna and Lake Country) to go wine touring and taste local wines and locally-sourced cuisine, attend museums, galleries, symphonies, and theatre, and perhaps most of all to take advantage of endless outdoor recreation activities, such as hiking, golfing, fishing, boating, swimming and cycling in summer, and downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in winter.

Clinic Details:
  • Kelowna General Hospital
  • Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is a tertiary hospital and referral center with 349 beds, a full range of services, an adjacent cancer centre, a new state-of-the-art Centennial Building, and is the primary acute care facility in region. The new expansion that opened in May 2012 boasts a total of 360,000 square feet, an expanded emergency and ambulatory care department, larger operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. Future expansion plans are to continue the facility developments with the addition of the new Interior Health and Surgical Center, which will include the Cardiac Revascularization Center.

    KGH has several surgical services that provide regional care that includes General Surgery, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Plastics, and Neurosurgery. Our facility is also the primary site for the UBC Southern Medical Program, turning KGH into a true teaching hospital. As such, this position will include instructing opportunities to residents and students in clinical environments.
Practice Details:
  • General Internal Medicine (GIM) Academic Practice and Leadership Opportunity: Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is seeking General Internists to join a new medical teaching service at one of BC’s most progressive hospitals, in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine and its Southern Medical Program (SMP). Located in the heart of the Okanagan, in Southern British Columbia, KGH is a 350 bed state-of-the art tertiary centre offering a full range of clinical services and a campus that includes the recently opened brand-new Emergency Department, a new ambulatory care facility, and an innovative Heart and Surgical Centre, currently under construction.
    Clinical: As a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) you will provide comprehensive, patient-centered care on the hospital’s 25-bed Clinical Teaching Unit where your presence will ensure that undergraduate students and residents have effective, stimulating learning opportunities. Clinical duties also include inpatient and Emergency Department consultation, as well as to the Rapid Access Medical Assessment Clinic.
    Education: Educational responsibilities encompass bedside and office teaching, lecturing, clinical skills training and curriculum development.
    Leadership: Opportunities are available as GIM Division Head, CTU Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship or Postgraduate Site Program Director.
    Lifestyle: From lakeside shores to mountain peaks Kelowna is a year-round paradise for nature lovers, adventurers, and recreationalists. The uniquely varied landscape and moderate, sunny climate provide the perfect setting for first class golfing, water sports, hiking, climbing and world renowned skiing and snowboarding.
    Compensation: A guaranteed income of $350,000 supported through an alternate-payment plan, on-call and academic funds with no overhead costs.
    Qualifications: As a preferred candidate you will possess outstanding communication, teaching, organizational and interpersonal skills that enable you to work collaboratively with other physicians, learners, hospital staff and administrators. You are innovative and enjoy the delivery of quality clinical care. You have demonstrated excellence in teaching and are excited to provide leadership to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs. Qualifications include an MD degree or equivalent, RCPSC Fellowship in Internal Medicine and eligibility for full licensure in the province of British Columbia.
    If you are an excellent clinical and academic Internist looking for a new challenge, this is an outstanding opportunity to lead the establishment of an Academic Division of General Internal Medicine.
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
    • Qualifications: Doctorate in Medicine;Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC);Eligible for full licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia;
    • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory;
    • Contact: Interior Health Authority, 204-2355 Acland Road, Kelowna BC, Telephone: 250-980-1597;
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Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: 08:00 - 18:00 but flexible according to rotation
  • On call requirements: 1:4 rotation
  • Payment Structure:
    • APP Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income:
    • Practice Plan Funding Sources: APP Contract; MOCAP Contract; University Stipends; Hospital Stipends.
  • RSA Incentives:
    • Relocation assistance up to $10,000 or $15,000 if move is over 3,000 km's or international with receipts (if eligible).