Kelowna General Hospital (KGH ) is a 349-bed tertiary regional hospital with a full range of services and a recently opened Centennial Building. The cardiac surgery program started at KGH in December 2012 and approximately 600 surgeries will be performed per year. Program services started with three surgeons in December 2012 with four to five surgeons in total over time. There is a six-bed Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CSICU) and a 14-bed Cardiac Surgery Inpatient (CSIP) ward.
(1) The cardiac surgeon (0.5 FTE): Clinical cardiac surgery and participation in the CSICU clinical coverage integrated within a clinical rotation (1/6) shared with cardiac anesthesiologists. Should have Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in cardiac surgery.
(2) The Multi-System ICU Intensivist (0.5 FTE) should have qualifications including a 2-year critical care subspecialty certification (or as felt to be equivalent according to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada). The intensivist is responsible for the multidisciplinary leadership and overall medical decision making, for the daily care plans of the patients admitted to ICU A. Minimum clinical expectations include a daily multidisciplinary ward round, and availability 24/7 by phone, with patient revisits as clinically required. Consults to other open critical care areas (ICU B, CCU, CSICU) are common, and we often take on co-management, or most responsible staff roles as appropriate.
Compensation: cardiac surgery is an Alternate Service Agreement combined with fee-for-service, and ICU is an annual approximate range of $400 000 to $500 000 +/- incremental group practice. Relocation allowance of up to $10 000 or $15 000 if over 300 kilometres or international.
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