Emergency Medicine


Surrounded by picturesque orchards, and vineyards framed by forested mountains, Oliver is known as the “Wine Capital of Canada”, and an ideal location for outdoor recreational pursuits. Oliver’s abundance of agriculture makes it easy to enjoy fresh local produce from fruit and vegetables stands. Opportunities for water sports, including windsurfing, canoeing and fishing, are almost limitless given the abundance of lakes in the area. Life in Oliver also offers activities such as cycling, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. The friendly multicultural community of Oliver is set apart by its unique story-book buildings that line the down town area and its upbeat arts and music community.

Practice Details:

The South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) is a Level 1 Community Hospital in the Okanagan health service area that services a population of approximately 12,000 residents from the Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls area and another 10,000 residents in surrounding rural areas. SOGH offers a 24/7 Emergency Department, 18 inpatient beds, on-site outpatient ambulatory, acute care, Allied Health Services, pharmacy, X-Ray and laboratory services. Most urgent referrals are made to Penticton Regional Hospital.

The SOGH Emergency Department has overlapping shift coverage during the busiest times of day, adjusted depending on the season. Shift times are 0700-1500, 1300-2000, and 1900-0700 in the winter, and daytime shifts are one hour longer in the busy months.

Come join the collegial Emergency team in Oliver. We have a great group of GP and GP-ER physicians from various backgrounds – including CCFP(EM) and FP-EM, who support the emergency at SOGH. CCFP-EM/FP-EM is not required but is always welcome.

We are proud to be actively involved in collaboration with the University of British Columbia’s Southern Medical Program and you will have the opportunity to make an impact on Family Practice Residents. Within the medical community, there are many other opportunities if you desire to broaden your scope of practice too.

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.

Locum opportunities are available if you would like to visit the area before making a permanent decision.

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.

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  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory USA Certified Class accepted. We will recruit USA Certified Class Physicians ****Certain specialists who are not eligible for full or provisional licensure in BC may be eligible to apply for licensure in the USA certified class ****
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Negotiable
On call requirements: Varied

Estimated Gross Income

Annual Rate of $388,527/FTE for EMEMSP (will be pro-rated for any partial fiscal year). Annual Rate of $351,277/FTE for EMEMGP (will be pro-rated for any partial fiscal year).

Additional Incentives

Rural Incentives include:

Recruitment bonus: $10,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Fee Premium: 4.73%
Annual Retention: $ 7,170.53
Rural CME: max of $ 4400/year after 4 years in practice

Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer.

Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for loan forgiveness programs.

South Okanagan General Hospital:

The South Okanagan General Hospital is a Level 1 Community Hospital in the Okanagan health service area. Located in south of Kelowna, the outpatient ambulatory, acute care, and emergency.

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