Locum UPCC


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:

Amazing opportunity for family practice physicians for short-term locums in beautiful Vernon, BC!

The Vernon UPCC consists of a vibrant group of healthcare professionals including Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, and Medical Office Assistants. Each member plays an integral part, contributing their unique skills to our patient-centric approach. Together, you ensure that urgent care flows smoothly and effectively, meeting the pressing needs of the community with precision and empathy.

You can choose flexible locum dates throughout July, August and September and we welcome both part-time and full-time availability. This flexibility allows you to indulge in Vernon’s abundant outdoor recreational activities in your time outside of work.

Summertime in Vernon is truly magical! You can spend your days boating, kayaking or paddleboarding on one of the many lakes surrounding Vernon, touring award-winning wineries, hiking up to see beautiful views of the Okanagan valley, cycling along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, or heading up to Silver Star Mountain Resort for a day of outdoor family fun. After a day spent exploring, you can unwind at one of the many charming restaurants in Vernon’s downtown core. The bi-weekly Vernon Farmer’s Market features the freshest local fruit and veggies, local artisans, freshly baked goods, live entertainment, and food trucks. Visit this link to see more of the many events offered in Vernon throughout the summer (https://www.tourismvernon.com/things-to-do/events).

You have the flexibility to propose your own schedule and add a little vacation into your locum!

Travel and accommodation coverage is available! Please reach out to us for details regarding these incentives.

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.

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  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Flexible
On call requirements: N/A

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Vernon Urgent & Primary Care Centre:

The Vernon Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC) is a partnership among the Ministry of Health, Interior Health, the Division of Family Practice and other community partners. It augments the existing same day access to primary care in the North Okanagan currently provided by a network of primary care practices and improve access to same day care for patients. In addition, the Vernon UPCC attaches patients in need of a primary care provider until they can be attached to a regular patient medical home and will provide patients an alternative to the Emergency Department for urgent and episodic care needs that can be managed by primary care.

As a General Practice Physician, you will work with members of the care team at the Vernon Urgent and Primary Care Clinic (UPCC). This state of the art clinic will provide longitudinal, urgent, and episodic care to the community of Vernon. This is an excellent opportunity for physicians to work as part of an inter-professional team.

The UPCC team consists of family physicians (FPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurse team lead, primary care registered nurses (RNs), social workers (SWs), medical office assistants (MOAs), and a dedicated operational manager. The team will focus on members of the general population with non-life threatening illnesses or injuries who need access to same-day care, including those who are unattached.

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