Specialty Vascular Surgery

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Come work as an Associate Physician, Vascular Surgery at Vancouver General Hospital with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

The Associate Physician (AP), Vascular Surgery performs services within the scope of an Associate Physician’s clinical duties and responsibilities and serves as a physician extender to provide care to patients of the vascular surgery team.

The AP works under the supervision of the attending vascular surgeon on a day-to-day basis and is accountable to the Division Head of Vascular Surgery or documented delegate for the overall provision of quality of care and professional development.

The AP supports the provision of continuous care in a team-based environment working collaboratively with the most responsible physician (MRP), fellows, residents, nursing, and allied care providers to care for vascular surgery patients.

The AP has demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with other health professionals and disciplines and holds excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team. The AP also has demonstrated ability to document in accordance with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) and organizational standards, policies, and guidelines.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is one of five regional health authorities that work under the Ministry of Health together, with the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), to provide high quality, appropriate and timely health services to British Columbians.

VCH is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering care to more than one million B.C. residents living in Vancouver, the North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast and the Central Coast. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care across the full continuum in areas including public health, primary care, acute services, community-based long-term care and home health, mental health, substance use, and research.

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As Associate Physician, Vascular Surgery with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:

• Participates in patient rounds under the supervision of the Attending along with other care team members.

• Management of pre-operative and post-operative vascular surgery patients in the inpatient setting with the supervision of the Attending surgeon, full-time, over a mix of day, night and weekend shifts.

• Assesses the day-to-day care of patients in the hospital, including general patient care duties, writing medical orders, pain management and control, responding to nursing and other care team members concerns relating to patients in a timely manner.

• Develops treatment plans in response to changing patient conditions, in consultation with Attending staff.

• Follows through on investigations in consultation with the Attending staff.

• Performs and documents admission history and physical examinations, progress notes, discharge summaries, and medication reconciliation as per CPSBC and organizational standards, policies, and guidelines.

• If competency to do so has been established and signed off by the Division Head of Vascular Surgery or their designate, the Associate Physician will conduct assessments of patients in the emergency room and surgical consultations on new and follow up patients with common vascular conditions including limb ischemia, aortic aneurysms, and extracranial cerebrovascular disease.

• Assists in vascular surgical procedures; may perform appropriate portions of the procedure within the scope of the Associate Physicians demonstrated competence, under direct supervision of the Attending surgeon. These procedures may include but are not limited to inguinal dissection, vein dissection, wound closure, percutaneous arterial access and common vascular surgical procedures.

• Performs procedures within the scope of their demonstrated competence which may include: insertion of peripheral intravenous lines, initiation of intravenous medication (appropriate for the vascular ward), debridement of wounds, vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) dressings, ultrasound guided IV peripheral access, assessment of surgical wounds, removal of surgical drains/clips, insertion and removal of central venous catheters and any other duties which are routine care of the Vascular Surgery Division on the wards. In any and all of the above, the AP will not proceed until full orientation and competence has been established with sign-off by the Division Head or their delegate.

• Communicates regularly with the attending vascular surgeon.

• Communicates with patients, family members, other consulting services, fellows and trainees, nursing staff and others concerning patient care plans, as appropriate.

• Daily handover rounds; the AP participates in patient rounds under the supervision of the Attending along with fellows, residents and other care team members

• Attends clinical rounds, morbidity and mortality rounds and other educational/research sessions such as Journal club as appropriate.

• May provide teaching and supervision for trainees.

• Participates in professional development activities (a minimum of 50 hours per year, 25 hours of which must be accredited training recognized by the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons’ Maintenance of Certification Program for healthcare professionals).

• Participates in quality improvement projects relating to their patient or program.

• Complies with AP programs CPD reporting requirements.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
Four weeks
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