Hospitalist

Vernon

Tucked within the Okanagan Valley's mountains and sapphire lakes, Vernon unfolds a life of graceful balance. Here, time flows as gently as the lakes of Okanagan, Kalamalka, and Swan, days measured not by ticking clocks but by the sun's arc and ever-changing hues on blue waters.

With a population around 44,500 from varied walks, families, young adventurers and retirees lend their vibrant hues to the community tapestry. Real estate whispers opportunity, with average homes just $578,500 - a peaceful refuge from urban housing storms.

Vernon's economy hums with the quiet industry of nature itself; it's a place where work often feels like a contribution to a larger, communal purpose, with forestry, manufacturing, and tourism offering paths as varied as the trails that ribbon the hills.

Recreation is a conversation with the earth — silent kayak glides at dawn, bike rides through autumn's blushing forests, ski trails under stark indigo skies. Emerald lakes beckon, their cool waters a silent call. Trails meander by, offering green sanctuaries. Come winter, Silver Star kindles alpine adventures.

Community spirit flourishes through festivals infusing the valley with revelry, music, and art. Here one can savour the harvest, from farmer's markets to nearby wineries. Neighbours are friends, threads in a warm social fabric stitched through winter chill.

In Vernon, education isn’t merely about filling young minds but enriching them with diverse programs. Public and private schools nurture young minds through programs like French immersion, Montessori and snowsports academies. Higher learning thrives nearby, with institutions like Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan cultivating intellectual growth.

Here, life is an art form, nurtured by the rhythms of nature and the collective pulse of the community. It’s a place that doesn't just exist but breathes, teaches, and enriches those who come to its fold—a sanctuary for the heart seeking not just a house, but a home.

Practice Details:

Discover this incredible hospitalist opportunity at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, where you'll flourish as an indispensable member of our dynamic and collegial team. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the North Okanagan while extending compassionate patient care.

You will play a vital role as a core member of our team at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, overseeing the general medical care of adult patients and collaborating on the management of surgical and psychiatric cases. You'll find this role both intellectually stimulating and diverse in its case mix. It's important to note that this position does not involve coverage for Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, or ICU/code blue patients.

Caring for acutely ill patients and their families is a key aspect of this role, highlighting the need for your remarkable clinical and communication skills. Collaborating effectively with fellow healthcare professionals, including discharge planning experts, community resources, and family physicians, is essential and will require your strong teamwork. We rely on electronic physician documentation to ensure clear plans, smooth patient handovers, and efficient rounding. As a cohesive team of hospitalists, we champion a vibrant work culture that's firmly rooted in our core values: Efficiency, Adaptability, Integrity, Humour, and Harmony. If your heart beats with a genuine passion for ongoing and acute hospital care, you've just found your perfect fit within our team.

As you care for our patients, you'll collaborate closely with a range of specialized departments, including Anesthesia, General Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Urology, and Oncology. When advanced care is needed, you'll play a pivotal role in coordinating tertiary referrals to Kelowna. Our hospital appreciates the presence of a devoted team of caring allied healthcare professionals who are always here to support you on-site.

In our vibrant hospitalist program, you'll actively engage with UBC-Okanagan’s medical undergraduate and family residency programs, opening up exciting opportunities for you to mentor and provide immersive clinical teaching. Beyond shaping the future of medical professionals, we encourage your involvement in projects focused on advancing Physician Quality Improvement (PQI). Step into a role where your insights fuel tangible change, cultivating an atmosphere of innovation and continuous progress.

Get to know us and experience our supportive, inclusive work environment firsthand. Check out our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI6F55-nKS4.

Join our team and be part of a truly exceptional experience. Surrounded by forward-thinking colleagues who share your commitment to outstanding care, you'll have the chance to put your passion into practice each day. We're redefining medical innovation and advancing patient outcomes through collaboration. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca. It's better here!

Are you interested in being a hospitalist at VJH but prefer part-time hours? We welcome and accommodate that preference as well! We understand that work-life balance and flexibility are essential, and we value the contributions of talented specialists seeking part-time opportunities.

Set out on a locum adventure to experience this Vernon firsthand. Practice with emerald, green lakes and rolling hills as your backdrop. In your downtime, hit the slopes or tee off at championship golf courses. Contact Dr. Johann Schreve at EJohannes.Schreve@interiorhealth.ca to learn more.

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:
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Licensure, or eligible for licensure, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)

    Certification in the College of Family Physicians (CCFP) or equivalent

    Mandatory coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association


    If you’re a US-trained specialist with ABMS certification in Internal Medicine, you may be eligible to practice under the USA Certified Class.

Call Schedule:

Hours of work: When you're on day shifts, you'll care for 15–18 patients during your 9-hour shift from 0800 to 1700. On night shifts, you'll be on-site for 8 hours and then provide overnight call from home.


On call requirements: Throughout regular hospital hours, you'll receive APP rates, but during overnight call, your income is exclusively from MOCAP funding. Being available for after-hours call is a requirement, typically involving 3-4 evening shifts or night calls per month.

Compensation:
Estimated Gross Income

For a full-time position, earn a guaranteed income of $314,795 under the APP clinical service contract, in addition to MOCAP level 2 for overnight call (from home).


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 prominent 196 bed healthcare facility located in Vernon, British Columbia, serving the North Okanagan. VJH provides a broad spectrum of medical services, advanced care, and leading-edge facilities to the community it serves. In addition to having the largest diagnostic facility in the region, its services encompass emergency care, surgery, critical care, maternity and newborn care, mental health services, laboratory services, and rehabilitation. Vernon Jubilee Hospital serves as a cornerstone of healthcare in the North Okanagan region, serving a catchment area of 86,000 people, and plays a vital role in delivering quality healthcare services to residents and visitors in the region.

Job ID:

IHVJH-FPHOSP-4900 m

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