Specialty Anesthesiology

Subspecialty Perioperative Care

Role and Facility Information

The Vancouver Acute Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care is looking for a full-time Anesthesiologist. With over 60 members, the Vancouver Acute (VA) Anesthesia Department is one of the largest departments in Western Canada and provides all anesthesia care at VA’s two acute care hospitals, VGH and UBCH.

Members are involved in all aspects of adult anesthesia sub-specialty care including perioperative medicine, OR anesthesia care, critical care and pain management. VA is British Columbia’s provincial centre for a large number of surgical programs including neurosurgery, trauma surgery, urological and gynecological oncology (cancer) surgery, thoracic surgery, spine surgery, transplant surgery (liver, lung, kidney and pancreas), complex joint reconstruction and robotic surgery. In addition to providing operating room care for over 32,000 patients per year, members of the department see 10,000 patients per year in the Anesthesia Consult Clinic and provide acute pain management following surgery for over 3000 patients per year.

The Department is actively involved in medical student and resident education and offers several subspecialty fellowships.

Candidates should have completed an MD degree and training in Anesthesiology. In addition, candidates should have undertaken or be willing to undertake additional fellowship training in a clinical subspecialty; preference will be given to those with additional training and experience in perioperative medicine, transitional pain management, simulation/education, transplant anesthesia, trauma anesthesia and research.

Candidates should have recent experience in a tertiary or quaternary care adult hospital. You must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia and with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in British Columbia.
The ideal candidate will bring additional academic qualifications and a passion for research, quality improvement or education.

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Compensation Type
Clinical Service Contract
Estimated Remuneration
$350,000 +
Physician Overhead
To be discussed in interview process.
Billing Split
To be discussed in interview process.

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
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