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Thoracic Surgeon

Drive Excellence in Thoracic Surgery – Transplant Experience is Key!

Vancouver General Hospital


As one of British Columbia's six regional health authorities, we, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) are a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality services in areas including primary care, community-based residential and home health care, mental health, substance use, public health and research. We are an organization fully committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities with the robust resources of 13 hospitals, a number of community health centres, 2,500 physicians, more than 13,500 full time staff, and over $3 billion in funding.


But that's only part of the story. VCH is about something bigger; this is a place where we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" – on everything from new surgical techniques to funding models – when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We are proud to hold best-in-class awards in everything from research, surgical care and infection control, to harm reduction, community care, communications and community engagement. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deeps, and opportunity exists for all those see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it. We invite you to be part of the team and part of the journey as a Thoracic Surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Due to high patient volumes, there is a now an immediate need to supplement the 22-bed specialty inpatient unit at Vancouver General Hospital for an additional Thoracic Surgeon. As the designated regional centre for thoracic surgery in BC, there are a wide range of operations performed – benign and malignant diseases of the chest with an emphasis on lung cancer, esophageal disorders, and lung transplantation. As the ideal candidate, you bring transplant experience with a depth of experience in VATS Lobectomy and minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Experience in ECMO is an asset. You must hold, or be eligible to obtain certification in Thoracic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to practice on this team.


This is an exciting opportunity to have significant impact in one of Canada’s largest health authorities on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver, British Columbia. If you would like to explore this opportunity further, please reach out to Amy Sidhu, Director, Management Talent Acquisition – 604-875-4647 or Donna Sangster, Management Recruiter – 604-875-4250.

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