Emergency Medicine


Vernon's small city charm melds with its year-round cultural events, festivals, and celebrations. Whether it's a morning on the greens or a day on a lake, this is the place where you become the hero of your own story. Celebrate the glorious sunshine with hiking and biking trails, lush orchards, and farmers markets galore! Once the snow flies, explore the winter carnival or strap on your downhill or cross-country skis, snowboards and snowshoes and head up to Silver Star Mountain for some of the best winter recreation around. Vernon’s unique history, diversified economy, and attractive climate offer residents a highly desirable balance of small-town charm combined with the amenities of an urban centre.

Practice Details:

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Emergency Room Physicians Group is currently seeking full-time emergency room physicians to join their team in 2022. Our ED sees approximately 50000 patient visits per year and encompasses a dynamic patient population reflective of our community's diversity. We are practicing in a new and spacious ER with fantastic support staff and excellent specialist services.

Full-time employment includes 12 shifts per month. Each member in our group also contributes to the non-clinical workload. Candidates must have CCFP-EM, or FRCPC. We are a cohesive group of active ERPs in a busy and varied community ED practice. Excellent local specialist services, a keen ED staff, access to tertiary care support, and a diverse patient population all make for a dynamic ED environment. As a group, we are actively involved in medical student and resident training, SIMS educational sessions, and journal club activities.

In addition to our interesting and busy ED, the North Okanagan offers amazing outdoor lifestyle opportunities that all members of our group actively participate in. Downhill skiing, nordic skiing, mountain biking, road riding, boating, paddling, and hiking are all situated in our backyard. Imagine going for a ski on our world class nordic trails, or ripping up the local mountain bike trails, prior to a shift! A healthy balance of work and life in a location with an outdoor playground for a backyard is what makes our ED practice in Vernon enjoyable and sustainable.

If you are looking for a healthy balance of exciting emergency medicine and a fantastic lifestyle in a beautiful area of BC, please check us out!

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.

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada-Emerg Med (CCFP-EM)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
  • Emergency experience
  • Eligible for full 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: Full time (12 shifts per month is equal to 1.0 fte)
On call requirements: No call schedule

Estimated Gross Income

$ to be discussed

Additional Incentives

Relocation Assistance - 9,000 - $15,000*

Relocation Assistance is applicable for 1.0 FTE positions and is based on move location (with eligible receipts).

Part-time opportunities may be eligible for a pro-rated reimbursement, please discuss with your IH Medical Staff Recruiter

*Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer*

Vernon Jubilee Hospital:

Vernon Jubilee Hospital is a 160 bed acute care hospital serving the growing communities within the North Okanagan region of approximately 80,000 residents.  The new 230,000 square foot Polson Tower at VJH is a state-of-the-art facility with leading-edge technology and was built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental design gold standards. This new tower offers a new and expanded Emergency department, Intensive Care and Coronary Care units, new Women’s and Children’s Services department, new operating theatres and medical device reprocessing department. Vernon Jubilee Hospital is also a satellite teaching hospital for the medical program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus. At VJH you will find a seasoned, supportive and cohesive team that will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community and world renowned vacation destination.

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