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:

As an OBGYN joining our cohesive team in beautiful Vernon, you'll quickly appreciate the professional camaraderie and the quality of life this location offers. Here, your work extends beyond a job—it becomes a passion.

You'll have the opportunity to support the community with on-call consultative Obstetrics, taking on unique cases like twin pregnancies or complex obstetrics. In addition, you'll provide on-call Gynecology services. Your schedule may include home call, offering the chance for late-night work or the possibility of spending most of the night snug in your bed. With our hospital averaging 800 to 900 deliveries each year, you'll work closely with our trusted GP and midwifery partners, fostering excellent professional relationships.

You can look forward to generous OR time, with frequent opportunities to collaborate on challenging cases. Your clinic commitment typically varies from 1 to 4 days a week, and 2-3 OR days each month. You'll be covering a broad spectrum of Gynecology, from infertility care and urogynecology to vaginal surgery and complex laparoscopic cases.

And getting here? It’s a breeze. We're only a 30-minute drive from the Kelowna airport, ensuring easy access to and from the Interior.

Your passion for compassionate patient care and your dedication to solving complex health problems are exactly what we value at VJH. In joining us, you'll be part of a team committed to healthcare excellence and innovation. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

Are you interested in being an OBGYN 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 physicians seeking part-time opportunities.

Join us for a locum at VJH and let your OBGYN expertise shine against the stunning backdrop of Vernon. We also welcome both new graduates and experienced hospitalists with open arms! Live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your 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 Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
  • Emergency experience
  • Obstetric experience
  • Surgical experience
  • Licensure, or eligible for licensure, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC); and mandatory coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: We are committed to accommodating your preferences and ensuring a suitable work-life balance.

On call requirements: Call typically spans 24 hours, and weekends 48 hours of coverage. We're adaptable when it comes to call requirements for a new team member; you can anticipate 3 to 5 twenty-four-hour call shifts each month.

Estimated Gross Income

Anticipate an estimated gross annual of $400,000, determined by a fee-for-service payment structure and MOCAP level 1.

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 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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