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:

Are you ready to redefine pediatric care? In Vernon, an exciting opportunity awaits a pediatrician ready to contribute to a community where children’s health and well-being take center stage. Join us at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, where we combine cutting-edge facilities with a personal touch, providing a nurturing environment for both our staff and patients.

In this role, you’ll enjoy a practice equipped with state-of-the-art resources, supported by seasoned medical assistants and robust billing services. You’ll be part of a dedicated team of five pediatricians operating from two well-situated offices adjacent to our hospital, designed to optimize both your impact and work-life balance.

Your days will be filled with a diverse caseload, leveraging excellent local support for complex cases. Here, the flexibility to craft a schedule that suits your lifestyle is not just possible, it’s encouraged. With substantial nursing support, access to multiple delivery and pediatric rooms, and a role in our diabetes clinic, your ability to influence and educate extends far beyond the office.

Engage in shaping the future of our community’s health through leadership roles and quality improvement projects. The autonomy to pursue your passions within pediatrics is not only supported—it’s celebrated. Our competitive overhead ensures you have the latitude to focus on what truly matters—delivering exceptional care and innovating for the future.

If you’re looking to impact lives and steer pediatric care into exciting new directions, we invite you to start your journey with us in Vernon, where your professional aspirations turn into achievements.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
If you’re an empathetic and communicative pediatrician, elevate your career at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, where your expertise can change lives. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to Physician Recruitment today. It's better here!

Are you interested in practicing at VJH, but prefer part-time hours? We warmly welcome your preference for balance and flexibility! We recognize the vital role of talented pediatricians, even on a part-time basis.

Step In, Stand Out: Make a Difference as a Locum
Ever wondered about this Okanagan utopia that has captivated our physicians' hearts? Discover it firsthand with a locum! Reach out to Dr. Kathryn MacKinlay to find out more.

Our current locum exception policy has you covered for travel and accommodation costs (within reason, of course!) That way, you can relax and focus on what you do best—providing excellent care.

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 you to love life in and outside work, and we're committed to helping you achieve that perfect balance.
On call requirements: With a 1:5 to 1:6 on-call rotation, including one weeknight and every 5th Saturday, you'll have plenty of time to relax and reset in between.

Estimated Gross Income

As a pediatrician in Vernon, you'll earn between $300,000-$400,000 when working full-time hours, thanks to the fee-for-service model and MOCAP level 1.

Additional Incentives

For a full-time position, we offer up to $9,000 in assistance if moving within BC, up to $12,000 within Canada, and up to $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 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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