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 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:

Discover this incredible hospitalist opportunity at Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH), 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 part as a core member of our team at VJH, overseeing the general medical care of adults and collaborating on the management of surgical and psychiatric cases. You’ll find this role both 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.

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

Caring for acutely ill individuals and their loved ones is a key aspect of this role, highlighting the need for your remarkable clinical and communication skills. Collaborating 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.

In our vibrant hospitalist program, you’ll 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.

As a cohesive team of hospitalists, we promote a vibrant work culture that’s 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 group.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
Join our team and be 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. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to It's better here!

Are you interested in practicing at VJH, but prefer part-time hours? We warmly welcome your preference for balance and flexibility! We recognize the vital role of talented hospitalists, even on a part-time basis.

Step In, Stand Out: Make a Difference as a Locum
Ever wondered about this Okanagan utopia that has captivated our physicians' hearts? Discover it firsthand with a locum in this exceptional corner of the world! Reach out to Dr. Johann Schreve to find out more.

Our current locum exception policy has you covered for travel and accommodation costs (within reason, of course!) That way, you can relax and focus on what you do best—providing excellent care.

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.

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.

Estimated Gross Income

As a full-time hospitalist, 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 up to $9,000 in assistance if moving within BC, up to $12,000 within Canada, and up to $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 the 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.

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