Anesthesiologist - 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.

With over 8,000 surgeries performed annually, our group of 10 anesthesiologists and 3 assistants ensures every surgery relies on their skilled expertise. 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.

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 in this exceptional corner of the world! Reach out to Lisa McAteer at to find out more.

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

Estimated Gross Income

As a locum anesthesiologist in Vernon, you can expect prorated compensation of around $300,000 to $400,000 annually, through a fee-for-service payment structure, plus MOCAP level 1.

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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