Specialty Cardiac Surgery

Subspecialty Thoracic Surgery

Role and Facility Information

Drive Excellence in Thoracic Surgery – Transplant Experience is Key!

Vancouver General Hospital

As one of British Columbia's six regional health authorities, we, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) are a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality services in areas including primary care, community-based residential and home health care, mental health, substance use, public health and research. We are an organization fully committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities with the robust resources of 13 hospitals, a number of community health centres, 2,500 physicians, more than 13,500 full time staff, and over $3 billion in funding.

But that's only part of the story. VCH is about something bigger; this is a place where we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" – on everything from new surgical techniques to funding models – when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We are proud to hold best-in-class awards in everything from research, surgical care and infection control, to harm reduction, community care, communications and community engagement. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deeps, and opportunity exists for all those see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it. We invite you to be part of the team and part of the journey as a Thoracic Surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH).

Due to high patient volumes, there is a now an immediate need for a Thoracic Surgeon trained and capable of performing lung transplants. As the designated regional centre for thoracic surgery, there are a wide range of operations performed – benign and malignant diseases of the chest with an emphasis on lung cancer, esophageal disorders, and lung transplantation. As the ideal candidate, you bring transplant experience with a depth of experience in VATS Lobectomy and minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Experience in ECMO or cardiovascular surgery is an asset. You must hold, or be eligible to obtain certification in Thoracic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to practice on this team.

This is an exciting opportunity to have significant impact in one of Canada’s largest health authorities on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver. If you would like to explore this opportunity further, please apply to Health Match BC Posting by clicking on the "Request Info" link below.

Please include with your application a cover letter, CV and any other relevant documents for review.

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Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
As per current APP
Physician Overhead
Billing Split

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
6 weeks
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