Island Health has an opportunity for a Cardiac Anesthesiologist. Located in Victoria, British Columbia, The Royal Jubilee Hospital is a 500-bed tertiary care facility and the referral centre for cardiac surgery patients on Vancouver Island. Cardiac cases total approximately 800 per year and consists of on-pump coronary artery bypass surgeries, complex valve surgery, aortic surgery, laser lead extractions, catheter based structural heart procedures, TAVIs, ECMOs, and TEVARs.
Other surgical services at Royal Jubilee Hospital include general, thoracic, bariatric, ENT, urology, vascular, orthopedic, ophthalmologic, and plastic surgery. It serves as a teaching centre for the University of British Columbia’s medical school and postgraduate medical education and our department is affiliated with both the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. The Victoria Department of Anesthesiology consists of 40 full time equivalent anesthesia positions covering 2 tertiary sites in the city.
You will function as part of a collegial nine-member cardiac anesthesiologist team and your work will involve cardiac and all other surgical specialties offered at this centre. Cardiac anesthesia accounts for about 60% of our practice.
Duties will include
Cardiac anesthesia call with an opportunity to participate in general anesthesia call
Managing dedicated 24-hour coverage of a 9-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVU) staffed by cardiac anesthesiologists
Providing peri-operative TEE service to all cardiac cases, CVU patients as needed, and occasional out-of-OR patients, including for EP procedures.
Preoperative assessments of cardiac surgery patients
Anesthesia preoperative consultation clinic
Care of acute pain service patients
Teaching of medical students and residents
The successful applicant must have current experience managing postoperative cardiac surgery patients in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVU)
We recommend potential applicants work as a locum or include an elective rotation in Victoria during their training.
As soon as possible
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