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 Resort 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:

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 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 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.

Job ID:


Share this posting