Specialty Hospitalist

Subspecialty Family Practice or Internal Medicine

Role and Facility Information

Fraser Health is seeking qualified physicians to join our well established and very busy Hospitalist program at RCH in a Permanent (Full time or part time) capacity. Applicants should have a strong interest in developing a permanent acute care hospital practice and working collaboratively with all members of the inter-professional team, including other physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Allied Health staff.

Primary responsibilities include admission and management of “unattached” patients as the Most Responsible Physician (MRP), as well as supportive care for some surgical and specialty medical patients. This job requires superior clinical and communication skills, along with exceptional bedside manner and people management abilities. Our hospitalists must be proficient with the range of hospital and community resources available in their local institution, and work collaboratively with specialist and community-based physicians to optimize patient care and discharge planning processes. Our team members must demonstrate a commitment to the evolving specialty of hospital medicine through involvement in clinical and non-clinical activities (such as quality improvement projects, participation in committees and academic excellence). They are expected to show a curiosity for lifelong learning and a desire for on-going continuing professional development by participating in academic and CME activities relevant to acute care medicine. New graduates who apply for positions are expected to demonstrate their proficiency in hospital medicine through hospitalist electives and other relevant educational rotations during their training. Candidates with post-graduate Fellowship training in hospital medicine will be given preference.

On-site hours at RCH are generally 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. with an evening/overnight shift from 5 p.m. to 7 am]. Participation in after-hours call is mandatory and the frequency of call is based on a rotating schedule.

Eligibility: Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) and have either CCFP (or equivalent) or FRCP (or equivalent) credentials. Certification in ACLS is mandatory. Hospitalist experience is strongly suggested, and membership in professional hospital medicine societies is an asset. While preference is given to applicants seeking Full Time positions, consideration will be given to qualified individuals seeking part-time work. Candidate with post-graduate Fellowship training in hospital medicine will be given preference

Compensation: The current contract pays $157.48/hour. Fulltime work is considered a minimum of 1680 hours of work annually which roughly translates to working 2 weeks per month with a commensurate number of after-hour on-call shifts.

Full/Part Time

Facility: Royal Columbian Hospital

Royal Columbian Hospital is a provincial referral hospital (tertiary/trauma care centre) located in New Westminster, BC, with 422 acute beds that is a University of BC Affiliated teaching hospital that offers medical, surgical, advanced diagnostics & imaging, critical care, inpatient pediatrics, levels 1 & 3 obstetrics, outpatient clinics, level 2 & 3 neonatology, cardiac surgery, neurosciences, and tertiary programs as well as 24/7 emergency services with 75,986 visits annually.
The Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment is a multi-year, multi-phase project to increase the hospital's capacity, beds and services. Phase one is underway and includes multiple projects, many which prepare the hospital’s infrastructure for future expansion as well as a new 75-bed mental health and substance use wellness centre with more outpatient clinics by late 2019/early 2020. Phase two, if approved by government, proposes to add an acute care tower with more beds for intensive care, cardiac intensive care, obstetrics and medicine/surgical and a new larger emergency by late 2022. Phase three proposes to upgrade existing buildings to support areas in the Health Care Centre, such as the laboratory and pharmacy, by 2025.

• CPSBC Eligible for Full License

• Contract

Position available as of Jan 21, 2019.



Compensation Type
Clinical Service Contract

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Resting on a hillside overlooking the Fraser River is New Westminster, the oldest incorporated city in British Columbia. Known as "The Royal City," it offers a wide range of attractions and amenities including fine period architecture, parks and recreational facilities, museums, live performance theatres and a public market. The Royal City is also just a short train ride away from Vancouver, and there are no shortages of new experiences to try or places to discover.

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