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Specialty Anesthesiology

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Role and Facility Information


Flanked by tree trimmed mountain slopes, dramatic clay cliffs and Okanagan and Skaha Lake, Penticton is one of the larger cities in the BC interior. Its lush surroundings and ideal climate, with over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, combine to create a paradise. Indulge in, wineries, golf courses, and famous sandy beaches in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing when the snow falls. Penticton is an innovative and adventurous waterfront city offering all the amenities of a larger urban centre while preserving its small-town charm and warmth. With an array of fine dining, shops, recreational facilities and local vendors and agriculturalists at its weekly farmer’s market, Penticton has it all. Come experience this incredible lifestyle for yourself!

Clinic: Penticton Regional Hospital

The Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is a 158-bed Acute Care facility in the Okanagan Health Service Area and responsible for providing core medical and surgical specialty services to surrounding population of approximately 90,000 people.

PRH offers 24-hour Emergency and Trauma Services, Acute Services, Ambulatory and Out-patient Clinics, and Diagnostic/Paramedical Services.

As a regional facility and secondary referral centre for the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valley, you will be joining an excellent complement of medical and surgical specialists. Excellent radiology availability with on site Computed Tomography (CT) and part time Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI). PRH has a seven-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

PRH also serves as the referral base for hematology/transfusion medicine for the smaller local hospitals in Oliver and Princeton.

In April 2019 PRH opened phase one of the David E. Kampe Tower (DKT), a new, state of the art Patient Care Tower. DKT includes a brand new ambulatory care centre, surgical services center, 84 medical/surgical inpatients beds in single patient rooms, a new medical device reprocessing unit and space for the UBC Faculty of Medicine Program. Phase two is set to be completed in December 2021 and will involve the renovation in the current hospital to allow the expansion of the emergency department four times its current size.

Practice Details:

Are you looking to practice in a welcoming and collegial setting with a dynamic medical staff association and well-resourced hospital where the community lifestyle opportunities are endless, this could be the opportunity for you! Enjoy your practice and still have time to savour the beautiful lakeside city and abundance of extracurricular activities with colleagues and family when the work day is done.

The Penticton Regional Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia is seeking an engaged team player and confident generalist with good regional anesthesia techniques to join our group of 10 dedicated Anesthesiologists. We provide elective OR services for urology (with new Greenlight laser), ENT, general surgery, orthopedics, OB/GYN, and uncomplicated pediatric cases over 2 years. We assist with airway needs in the ICU and Emergency department and provide full pre-op services and out- of -OR consultation for the emergency adult list and labour/delivery. Additionally, there are 2 ORs at the Summerland Health Centre where we provide services including pediatric dental and candidates with strong pediatric skills would be an asset.

There are opportunities for teaching medical students and residents and research would be supported if interested. There is a monthly CME program and quarterly Grand Rounds (supported by the Medical Staff Association).

Hours of work: ~ 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. (late stay to 5pm)

On-call: ~ 1 weekend per month (plus 2-3 weekdays)

Compensation: Clinical contract range $380,000 - 420,000 plus quarterly bonus & MOCAP level 1

For those interested, Leadership Development Opportunities are available with Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours and skills that high potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers.

***In accordance with the Order of the Provincial Health Officer for Hospital and Community, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment for all employees and healthcare workers with Interior Health

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Compensation Type
Clinical Service Contract
Estimated Remuneration
$380,000 - 420,000 plus quarterly bonus (median with bonus for a 1.0 fte is ~$493,000) and MOCAP level 1
Physician Overhead
No overhead cost

Benefits and Incentives

Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000 * Relocation Assistance is applicable for 1.0 FTE positions and is based on move location (with eligible receipts). Part-time opportunities may be eligible for a pro-rated reimbursement, please discuss with your IH Medical Staff Recruiter *Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer*
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Penticton is an innovative and adventurous waterfront city offering all the amenities of a larger urban centre while preserving its small-town charm and warmth. Here you can indulge in wineries, golf courses, and famous sandy beaches in the summer, and skiing and snowshoeing when the snow falls. Come experience this incredible lifestyle for yourself.

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