Psychiatrist - General Adult

Vernon

In the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Vernon presents a tableau of life that’s both vibrant and peaceful. Here, the expanse of three lakes offers a canvas where nature’s artistry is on display, setting the stage for a lifestyle that is both relaxed and invigorated by the surrounding beauty.

With a climate that graces the city with four distinct seasons, Vernon is a year-round playground for those who seek the thrill of outdoor adventures and the solace of natural retreats. Kalamalka, Okanagan and Swan Lakes lure beachgoers, paddlers, and anglers. In winter, SilverStar Resort transforms into a skier’s paradise, while Sovereign Lake grants cross-country skiers endless glides.

The landscape of learning and development in Vernon is as vibrant as its natural scenery. Nearly a dozen top-ranked public and private schools deliver stellar curricula, including Montessori, French immersion, Indigenous education, and enrichment academies. Local campuses enable students to pursue higher levels of expertise without venturing far.

Real estate in Vernon remains reasonably priced compared to other parts of BC, with detached homes averaging around $578,500 as of early 2024. Vernon’s appeal is further enhanced by its transportation connections, including easy access to Kelowna International Airport located just 40 km south.

Vernon stands as a testament to a life well-lived, where the quality of living is elevated by the abundance of nature, the strength of community, and the breadth of opportunities. Here, every season unfolds new possibilities, inviting individuals and families alike to partake in a lifestyle that is both enriching and fulfilling. Here, the promise of a balanced life is not just an ideal; it’s a reality.

Practice Details:

Fantastic opportunity for a general adult Psychiatrist to join the expanding Psychiatry department at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Discover the rewards of career satisfaction working within a strong culture of teamwork while delivering excellence in care!

Our cohesive team of 9 dedicated and caring Psychiatrists provide service to VJH’s 17 bed inpatient psychiatry unit, consults to the medical/surgical units and the emergency department, as well as maintain a community based practice. Currently there is a specific need for psychiatry support on the Adult Community Support Services team. This collaborative team treats the serious and persistent mental illness population with intensive case management support. In this role you will enjoy a variety and broad diversity, working collaboratively with our multi-disciplinary teams in acute and community settings to provide a continuum of care across community and acute services. In the community you will be an integral member of the mental health community team and provide outreach and telepsychiatry services in the North Okanagan region, extending from Vernon to Revelstoke.

VJH is affiliated with UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program and as such, you will have the opportunity to enjoy teaching medical students.

For those interested, Leadership Development Opportunities are available with Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours and skills that high potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers.

Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here! Email CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca

** This job posting is for a position covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order and selected applicant(s) must comply with the requirements of the order.

Qualifications:
  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full time
On call requirements: 1:10

Compensation:
Estimated Gross Income

$300,000-$450,000, plus MOCAP level 2


Additional Incentives

For a full-time position, we offer $9,000 in assistance if moving within BC, $12,000 within Canada, and $15,000 from outside Canada. Please note incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at the time of offer.

Vernon Jubilee Hospital:

Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) is a 196-bed facility and a beacon of healthcare excellence in Vernon, British Columbia. Serving as the primary hospital in the North Okanagan region, VJH provides comprehensive acute care along with advanced medical services and technology.

The unveiling of the Polson Tower marked a significant expansion, boosting outpatient services and introducing specialized units for maternity, pediatrics, intensive and coronary care. Subsequent growth saw the addition of medical inpatient facilities, a fifth operating theatre, and a sophisticated MRI. The hospital’s future looks even brighter with the planned construction of a 44 single-occupancy room psychiatric unit by 2029. This development aims to offer improved and personalized mental health resources.

Nearly 1,800 dedicated personnel cater to approximately 93,720 individuals, including those from First Nations and Métis communities. VJH’s wide-ranging services, from emergency to surgery to rehabilitation, highlight a deep commitment to innovation, excellence, and compassionate care. This dedication cements VJH’s vital role in the region while continuously advancing the healthcare landscape.

Job ID:

IHVJH-PSY-4138

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