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.
We are a group of 5 generalist OBGYNs splitting our time between private clinics, hospital based practice, call responsibilities and surgical time in the OR, looking to add 1-2 new members to our team.
We are very supportive & collegial group of OBGYNs who have a big focus on quality of life while also really enjoying the word that we do. We provide consultative Obstetrics on call, with some rare primary obstetrical care for twins or complex obstetrical patients. We also provide on call gynecology services. We do home call - where you can be up for many hours of the night or spend most of the night at home in bed. Our hospital site does between 800-900 deliveries per year and the majority of our patients are managed by our GP and midwifery groups, whom we have excellent working relationships with.
We get ample OR time and often assist one another for complicated cases. We spend an average anywhere from 1-4 days in clinic during a given week depending on our working schedule that week and have access to 2-3 OR days a month.
We practice a broad range of Gynecology form infertility care, urogynecology, vaginal surgery and complex laparoscopic cases. We are really looking for someone who has an interest in vaginal surgery including any prolapse repair or incontinence procedures. A few of us do a lot of Urogynecology but we would love to have an addition who also has that as an interest.
Call typically on a 24hr basis, with weekend coverage being 48 hrs. Call requirements for the new hire can be flexible, but typically one could expect anywhere from 5-6 call shifts per month (24 hr each), depending on our complement.
Vernon is a beautiful place throughout all four seasons with warm sandy beaches in the summer, three lakes, and ample parks and hiking activities. We have many amazing mountain biking trails and access to the downhill trails at Silver Star in the spring/summer. The fall and spring in Vernon host mild temperatures and beautiful surroundings.
We also are fortunate to have access to some amazing cross country ski trails in the winter and our downhill mountain, Silver Star, gets a lot of snow in the winter, being only a 30 minute drive from downtown.
We are a 45 minute drive from the airport in Kelowna, making access to and from the Interior easy.
We would prefer to have any interested applicant spend some time locuming out here with us to ensure it's a mutual right fit. Start date for this position can be flexible for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working in a smaller hospital setting, performing consultative obstetrics and a broad range of gynaecology services. 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.
Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
Doctorate in Medicine
Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
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On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
Relocation Assistance - $9,000 - $15,000 * Relocation Assistance is applicable for 1.0 FTE positions and is based on move location (with eligible receipts).
*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.