VancouverThe world-class city of Vancouver is situated in the southwest corner of British Columbia, surrounded by mountains and ocean vistas. With a population of two million, Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and is frequently honoured as one of the best places to live in the world. As North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver has strong links to international markets and is home to a vibrant mix of cultures. Blessed with a balmy coastal climate, the city offers recreational pursuits to suit every taste and disposition, from extreme skiing and mountain biking, to sailing, golfing, nature walks and meditative retreats. The city boasts myriads of theatres, galleries and restaurants as well as two universities and many colleges.ContextVancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in and around Vancouver and Central Coast. With 13 hospitals, 2,500 physicians and over $3 billion in funding, we are committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities. With a philosophy of providing the best care at the centre of the organization, it shapes how we approach our vision, mission, values, and goals.Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is the flagship facility within VCH. VGH is home to many specialty services including the provincial burn centre as well as quaternary emergency services including: spinal, neurosurgery and severe trauma. VGH is also a major teaching hospital, affiliated with The University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine, and home to one of the largest research institutes in Canada. The UBC Faculty of Medicine is consistently ranked as one the best schools in Canada and in the World.The RoleWith this in mind, the Anesthesiology Department at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is now looking for up to eight Anesthesiologists. With 60 members, the Vancouver Acute (VA) Anesthesia Department is one of the largest departments in Western Canada and provides all the anesthesia care at VA’s two acute care hospitals, VGH and UBCH.Our anesthesiologists are involved with all the phases of the perioperative care of our patients. In addition to providing operating room care for over 32,000 patients per year, our members see 10,000 patients per year in the Anesthesia Consult Clinic and provide acute pain management following surgery for over 3000 patients per year. Our department is also actively involved in the provision of care in the ICU where three members of the department hold cross appointments in Critical Care and our Division of Cardiac Anesthesia also manages the 700 cardiac surgical patients in the 10 bed Cardiac Surgery ICU.With the addition of 16 brand new OR’s to the hospital currently under development, there is the anticipation of an increase in demand for anesthesia services. Now is an exciting time to join the group at Vancouver General Hospital. You could be the next medical professional that makes a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of local and provincial residents.We need someone who is interested in a full-time clinical commitment. As part of your new role you will also be involved in the training of both FRCPC residents within the Anesthesiology department and the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine.If you are a FRCPSC-Anesthesiologist, and/or are expected to complete a clinical fellowship related to a high acuity subspecialty, we would like hear from you.In addition, you must be eligible to practice in BC, have experience working in a high volume and acuity centre, provide excellent references, and ultimately have a sense of adventure and want to live in one of the beautiful places on the planet.If you would like to explore this opportunity further please do not hesitate to contact Donna Sangster, Physician and Management Recruitment Advisor (604-875-4250).