Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Cardiology

Role and Facility Information


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. A perfect lakeshore community, fresh air, mountain landscapes and glistening water year round will entice you to explore this amazing community. If you enjoy outdoor adventures, with a spectacular landscape of lake, mountains and parks, and all the amenities of a major centre, you may never want to leave Kelowna. Come and experience our four seasons playground and see why life is better here.

Clinic Details:

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) with 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. KGH is also a University Health Science Center affiliated with UBC’s Southern Medical Program and 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, dedicated psychiatry units for youth and adults, a modern maternity ward, enhanced laboratory and clinical departments , and a UBC Medical School academic campus, KGH has become one of BC’s leading healthcare centres.

Practice Details:

The Interior Heart & Surgical Centre is seeking a Cardiac Surgical Assistant to join our group.

Located in the city of Kelowna, the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre is the main referral center for the Interior Health Authority (IH) of British Columbia (population 750,000). The Cardiac Surgery program offers the whole spectrum of cardiac surgical services short of transplantation. There is a six-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 4 cardiac surgeons, cardiac anaesthetists, perfusionists, clinical nursing staff, anaesthesia assistants and support staff.

As the cardiac surgical assistant you will provide aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. It is expected that the cardiac assistant will be able to perform independently in the OR to retrieve vascular conduit. In addition to intraoperative duties, the surgical assistant also performs preoperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. The surgical assistant will also provide on call services.

In this position you will also have the opportunity to discover the rewards of clinical teaching with 3rd and 4th year medical students of the UBC Southern Medical Program completing 1-2 week rotations with our program.

We are excited to add passionate and hardworking experienced candidates to our team at KGH. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!



Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
$250,000 - $300,000 plus MOCAP level 1

Benefits and Incentives

Relocation Funding Available
$10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts) (Eligible for FRCPC specialists only)

Live and work in BC


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.

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