Emergency Medicine


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:

Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) is looking to expand its Emergency Medicine group and is looking for certified individuals (FRCPC (Emergency Medicine), CCFP (EM), or ABEM) to join our collegial team. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, full-service ED where you will see everything from trauma cases to reductions.

We currently have a strong team of 15 emergency physicians with an additional group of locums who support approximately 60,000 visits annually through our department. There is excellent specialist support available as well as CT and MRI on-site, and at least double physician coverage for most of the day and evenings. We have an ICU with excellent internist support, as well as regional or local coverage for urology, ophthalmology, and ENT. We have a PCI centre, Level II Trauma Centre, and other sub-specialties easily available to us just 40 minutes down the valley. We are proud to be a new site for UBC’s Family Medicine residency program and you will have the opportunity to make an impact on medical students and residents.

Tucked within the Okanagan Valley's mountains and lakes, Vernon Jubilee Hospital has approximately 196 beds available, serving more than 11,000 people admitted and nearly 13,000 surgeries annually. Our emergency department has more than 30 beds and two trauma bays. Full-time positions of 12 shifts per month and the option for part-time locum coverage are available, with the possibility of transitioning to a permanent position. Our physician group values the balance of work and lifestyle, and we are hoping to expand our team with the goal of enhanced shift coverage and introducing a sabbatical program.

Only a 30-minute drive from the Kelowna International Airport, this is an opportunity to enjoy the North Okanagan's exceptional recreation and culture with world-class biking, skiing, boating, wineries, beaches, hiking, golf and rock climbing. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to Physician Recruitment today. It's better here!

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: Full time equals 12 shifts per month or 1.0 FTE.
On call requirements: No on-call duties are required.

Estimated Gross Income

You will be compensated according to the fee-for-service model. An additional $656 stipend is provided for shifts between 2300-0800 hours.

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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