Find your paradise in Vernon, BC, where the sun shines bright, the lakes sparkle like diamonds, and the rolling hills stretch as far as the eye can see. Welcome to Vernon, the quintessential destination for outdoor enthusiasts and families looking for a superior quality of life.

Experience the idyllic lakeside lifestyle in Vernon, where Okanagan Lake's crystal-clear waters shimmer like a diamond, offering endless opportunities for boating, swimming, and sun-soaked beach days. Just south of the city, Kalamalka Lake's lush green hues provide an exquisite setting for kayaking and paddleboarding, promising an unparalleled experience for those seeking to call the area home.

Imagine waking up to fresh powder and blue skies at SilverStar Mountain Resort! Whether you're a seasoned skier or snowboarder, or just starting out, there's something for everyone at SilverStar. With an annual snowfall of 700 cm, you'll have plenty of opportunities to shred the slopes and make memories with friends and family.

Living in Vernon means having access to some of the best golf courses in Canada, right in your backyard. Predator Ridge Resort offers two championship courses that'll challenge even the most skilled golfers, while The Rise, a Fred Couples signature golf course, is just a short drive away. And with our mild climate, you can play golf year-round.

With a warm and welcoming community of around 40,000 residents, Vernon is the ideal place to call home. Friendly hellos and genuine smiles are part of everyday life, making you feel like you belong from the moment you arrive. With a low cost of living, excellent schools, and a strong sense of community, Vernon is a fantastic place to raise a family or start a new chapter in your life.

Come and experience Vernon for yourself and see why it's the perfect place to live, work, and play.

Practice Details:

Imagine practicing pediatrics in Vernon, where a fully equipped office, experienced medical assistants, and dedicated billing support are ready to assist you. You'll be joining a skilled team of five pediatricians, with two conveniently located offices just minutes away from Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

Experience a wide variety of pediatric cases, backed by first-rate community resources for more complex situations. Embrace the opportunity to tailor your practice around your unique interests and expertise. Plus, you'll have the freedom to set your own working hours, ensuring a work-life balance that’s just right for you.

In the hospital, you'll have dependable nursing support at your disposal, with access to 9 delivery rooms, 4 nursery beds, and 5 pediatric beds. You can contribute your expertise to our specialized diabetes clinic and even have the prestigious opportunity to teach medical students and residents with a UBC faculty appointment.

Leadership roles and quality improvement projects are plentiful, allowing you to make your mark and grow professionally. You'll also have the chance to influence community initiatives and make a real difference. Thanks to our low overhead, you'll have the freedom to delve into passion projects and drive your professional aspirations. In Vernon, you’ll start a journey that lets you profoundly shape the futures of our young patients and their families.

As a dedicated pediatrician, your passion for child health can find a remarkable home with us. Take this opportunity to further your career while enriching young lives. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to It's better here!

Are you interested in being a pediatrician 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 specialists seeking part-time opportunities.

Set out on a locum adventure to experience this compelling healthcare opportunity firsthand. Blend your pediatrics expertise with the beauty of Vernon, with infinite lakes and orchards as the ultimate backdrop. To explore this enticing locum opportunity, contact Dr. Kathryn MacKinlay at

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 Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
  • Licensure, or eligible for licensure, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC); mandatory coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association; and completion of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). If you’re a US-trained physician with ABMS certification in Pediatrics, you may be eligible to practice medicine in British Columbia in the USA certified class.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Discover a meaningful full-time opportunity where your preferences and work-life balance are valued and accommodated.
On call requirements: The on-call schedule offers a favourable rotation of 1:5 to 1:6, with one weeknight and every 5th Saturday duty.

Estimated Gross Income

Anticipate an estimated gross annual income ranging from $250,000 to $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 prominent 196 bed healthcare facility located in Vernon, British Columbia, serving the North Okanagan. VJH provides a broad spectrum of medical services, advanced care, and leading-edge facilities to the community it serves. In addition to having the largest diagnostic facility in the region, its services encompass emergency care, surgery, critical care, maternity and newborn care, mental health services, laboratory services, and rehabilitation. Vernon Jubilee Hospital serves as a cornerstone of healthcare in the North Okanagan region, serving a catchment area of 86,000 people, and plays a vital role in delivering quality healthcare services to residents and visitors in the region.

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