Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Start Date: As soon as possible
Minimum Education: Doctorate Degree
Positions Available: 1
NOC Group: Specialist Physicians (3111)
NOC Job Title: Critical Care Medicine Specialist
Expires in 111 days
Last Updated: 2021-10-13
Job Number: 701890
1475 Edmonton Street
Prince George, British Columbia
V2M 1S2, Canada
In collaboration, the Departments of Critical Care and Anaesthesiology are seeking to recruit a physician for the joint role of Intensive Care Specialist and Anaesthesiologist. The successful candidate would work 0.5 FTE ICU/ 0.5 FTE Anaethesia. The candidate must be eligible for licensure in the Province of British Columbia and preference will be given to those who either hold or are eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. All applicants must have fellowship training in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care or equivalent training from a recognised jurisdiction. The hours of work would be a shared roster with a group of 7 Intensivists.
UHNBC is the Regional Hospital for Northern BC serving the population of Prince George (approximately 80,000) and is a referral center for outlying communities (total population approximately 400,000). The ICU is a combined adult medical, surgical and trauma unit and the regional referral centre for the whole of Northern BC. UHNBC is the regional surgical centre and offers, amongst others, major vascular and GI surgery services for which peri-operative ICU care is often required. UHNBC is also a level 2 trauma centre, and there is opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of the trauma team leadership.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic UHNBC has served Northern BC as the main referral and advisory centre.
The hospital is located downtown, 20-minutes from the airport with direct links to the Lower Mainland and the Interior. As the largest city in the region, it has all the amenities you would expect, but also maintains its friendly northern charm, surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers with plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast.
The Department of Anaesthesia at UHNBC provides anesthetic services to a wide range of surgical specialties like general surgery including Whipple`s procedure and Esophagectomy, Urology, Orthopaedic, Plastic, ENT, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, 24 hours Epidural Service and Vascular surgery. The current on call commitment is approximately 1 in 8.
The ICU at UHNBC is a busy 10-bed unit staffed by a group of intensivists from various base specialties, predominantly anesthesiology and internal medicine. The unit handles all types of critically ill medical and surgical patients, excluding cardiac surgery and neurosurgery services at this time. The ICU functions as a closed unit, and has state of the art equipment, protocols and practices, including point of care ultrasound, bedside tracheostomy and CRRT facilities. There is a 7-bed High Acuity Unit (HAU) linked to the ICU which functions as a step down or overflow unit.
The successful applicant will join the group of intensivists who manage all patients admitted to ICU and those under intensive care in the HAU on a shared rotational basis. All intensivists have an active role in contributing to the teaching and training of the Northern Medical Program medical students and residents as well as supervising critical care fellows rotating through the unit. There is an opportunity for the successful candidate to join the UBC academic faculty at a level commensurate with their qualifications and experience. There will also be opportunities for leadership, involvement in quality improvement projects, and service development such as physician support in critical care outreach, tele-health and follow-up ICU clinic with plans to expand the unit and services delivered at UHNBC.
Please submit a Cover Letter with a copy of your CV.
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