Tucked within the Okanagan Valley's mountains and sapphire lakes, Vernon unfolds a life of graceful balance. Here, time flows as gently as the lakes of Okanagan, Kalamalka, and Swan, days measured not by ticking clocks but by the sun's arc and ever-changing hues on blue waters.

With a population around 44,500 from varied walks, families, young adventurers and retirees lend their vibrant hues to the community tapestry. Real estate whispers opportunity, with average homes just $578,500 - a peaceful refuge from urban housing storms.

Vernon's economy hums with the quiet industry of nature itself; it's a place where work often feels like a contribution to a larger, communal purpose, with forestry, manufacturing, and tourism offering paths as varied as the trails that ribbon the hills.

Recreation is a conversation with the earth — silent kayak glides at dawn, bike rides through autumn's blushing forests, ski trails under stark indigo skies. Emerald lakes beckon, their cool waters a silent call. Trails meander by, offering green sanctuaries. Come winter, Silver Star kindles alpine adventures.

Community spirit flourishes through festivals infusing the valley with revelry, music, and art. Here one can savour the harvest, from farmer's markets to nearby wineries. Neighbours are friends, threads in a warm social fabric stitched through winter chill.

In Vernon, education isn’t merely about filling young minds but enriching them with diverse programs. Public and private schools nurture young minds through programs like French immersion, Montessori and snowsports academies. Higher learning thrives nearby, with institutions like Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan cultivating intellectual growth.

Here, life is an art form, nurtured by the rhythms of nature and the collective pulse of the community. It’s a place that doesn't just exist but breathes, teaches, and enriches those who come to its fold—a sanctuary for the heart seeking not just a house, but a home.

Practice Details:

We're in search of an anesthesiologist who knows that the difference between a good day and a bad day can be as nuanced as the perfect dosage—subtle, critical, and not always appreciated by the untrained eye. If you have a talent for the complexities of anesthesiology and an appreciation for life's simpler pleasures, we offer a stage where both can thrive.

At Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH), every surgery, of which there are more than 8,000 a year, hinges on the skills of our group members, comprised of 10 anesthesiologists and 3 assistants. Here, teamwork is as crucial as end-tidal CO2 monitoring during a long procedure. Your expertise will be crucial across a wide spectrum of procedures, from orthopedics to general surgery, gynecology, and urology.

Our patient demographic is as intricate and layered as the most complex anesthesia protocol, encompassing a rich tapestry of elderly patients, Indigenous communities, and a vibrant spectrum of immigrants. The regional enthusiasm for outdoor adventures brings a distinct bouquet of medical challenges, as refreshing as a new tank of oxygen on a busy surgical day.

We've equipped our ORs with technology so state-of-the-art, it practically anticipates your next move. Uniformity in each room means you can execute your artistry without a second thought to varying equipment. Crisp, clear ultrasound visuals ensure your techniques in catheter placement and nerve blocks are as precise as the titration of an anesthetic agent, upholding the high standards of your craft.

For visionaries with a keen eye on the future, VJH is your arena for professional evolution. In your role as mentor, you'll be the spark that ignites a thirst for knowledge in medical students. Our NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is an all-encompassing training ground for high-potential, up-and-coming medical professionals ready to ascend to leadership positions.

If you're set to be part of an anesthesiology crew that values precision and camaraderie as much as you do, VJH is your next move. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to It's better here!

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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
  • Anaesthesia 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: Our on-call hours are structured at a manageable 1:10 ratio.

Estimated Gross Income

Anticipate an estimated gross annual income ranging from $300,000 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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