Chief of Staff

Vernon

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:

Leadership opportunity now available to join our Interior Health team as Chief of Staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital; discover the rewards of career satisfaction and enjoy the lifestyle Vernon has to offer!
This position is a 3 to 5 year term renewable by mutual agreement between the agency and the individual up to a maximum of 10 years. Previous leadership experience preferred.
As the Site Chief of Staff, you will be expected to be a physician administrator and medical leader who works to achieve a collaborative relationship between physicians and administration in Interior Health based on our organizational culture and its objectives. This role will include supporting a high functioning hospital in continuous quality improvement, supporting departments in recruitment credentialing and privileging, and leading physician engagement and development throughout the site.
You will have the opportunity to work with an enthusiastic team of physician and operational leaders in developing and implementing new programs serving the needs of the population of 100 Mile House and Interior Health.
For the full list of responsibilities, please reach out to Vanessa Maidens, at vanessa.maidens@interiorhealth.ca for the detailed job description.

Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here! Email your CV and a letter of interest to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca

*Applications are open until mid-July.

** 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

Qualifications:
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Medical leadership training and/or experience
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: 7.5 hours per day, 2.5 day per week
On call requirements: N/A

Compensation:
Estimated Gross Income

Competitive – will be based on Medical Leadership experience.


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.

Job ID:

ML0059

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