Obstetrician/Gynecologist - Locum


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:

At Vernon Jubilee Hospital, your expertise propels hope and exceptional care. Step into a locum role where your impact is immediate, your work is meaningful, and your dedication to patients is paramount.

You will manage complex obstetric cases, including twin pregnancies, contributing your expertise to our on-call gynecological services. Our hospital performs between 800 and 900 deliveries annually, emphasizing a team-based approach with strong collaboration across GP and midwifery partners.

This position offers a flexible schedule tailored to integrate seamlessly with your current professional commitments. You can expect to spend one to four days a week in the clinic and two to three days a month in the OR. You'll play a key role in various gynecological procedures, from infertility treatments to advanced laparoscopic surgeries, making every session a valuable, impact-driven experience.

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.

Step In, Stand Out: Make a Difference as a Locum
Step into the spotlight as a locum at VJH, where we're seeking seasoned OB/GYNs, fresh graduates eager to launch their careers, or experienced hospitalists ready for a change. Reach out to Dr. Nicholas Half to find out more about OB/GYN locums at VJH.

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: We want your locum experience in Vernon to be a great one - our schedules ensure you'll have time to explore when you're not working.
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

A minimum income guarantee is in place to help provide coverage for unfilled shifts until September 30, 2024. You'll earn $3,500 per 24-hour period (0700-0700), and $28.25/hour under the VJH MOCAP OBGYN contract.

Additional Incentives

For travel, we've got you covered (within IH policy guidelines, of course!) This way, you can relax and focus on what you do best - providing excellent care. Depending on the length of your journey, earn between $250-$1,500 for your time on the road or in the air. And your transport and accommodation costs? You’ll be reimbursed for reasonable expenses for those too, thanks to our IH locum policy.

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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