Interior Health - Vernon, BC (19 months ago)

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Vernon's small city charm melds with its year-round cultural events, festivals, and celebrations. Whether it's a morning on the greens or a day on a lake, this is the place where you become the hero of your own story. Celebrate the glorious sunshine with hiking and biking trails, lush orchards, and farmers markets galore! Once the snow flies, explore the winter carnival or strap on your downhill or cross-country skis, snowboards and snowshoes and head up to Silver Star Mountain for some of the best winter recreation around. Vernon’s unique history, diversified economy, and attractive climate offer residents a highly desirable balance of small-town charm combined with the amenities of an urban centre.

Facility Details — Vernon Jubilee Hospital:
Vernon Jubilee Hospital is a 160 bed acute care hospital serving the growing communities within the North Okanagan region of approximately 80,000 residents. The new 230,000 square foot Polson Tower at VJH is a state-of-the-art facility with leading-edge technology and was built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental design gold standards. This new tower offers a new and expanded Emergency department, Intensive Care and Coronary Care units, new Women’s and Children’s Services department, new operating theatres and medical device reprocessing department. Vernon Jubilee Hospital is also a satellite teaching hospital for the medical program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus. At VJH you will find a seasoned, supportive and cohesive team that will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community and world renowned vacation destination.

Practice Details:
Hospitalist opportunities are now available at Vernon Jubilee Hospital! Apply today to learn more about the living and working experience that we enjoy as Hospitalists in the North Okanagan city of Vernon.

The Hospitalist plays a valuable role on the core service team at Vernon Jubilee Hospital and is responsible for the general medical care of hospitalized adult patients, and for co-management of surgical, and psychiatric patients. This position does not include any Obstetrics/Gynaecology or Pediatrics coverage.

The Hospitalist is commonly faced with acutely ill patients and their families, so the role demands superior clinical and communication skills, and the ability to work with other members of the health care team. There is an essential interface with discharge planning experts, community resources and family physicians which requires a high level of collaboration. Our ideal candidate would demonstrate a strong interest in predominantly hospital care and would be interested in more than .6 FTE time in hospitalist role. The ideal candidate will be a strong collegial fit for our cohesive team.

The Hospitalist service is supported by a complement of specialty services including Anesthesia, General Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Urology and Oncology. Tertiary care referrals are made to Kelowna. The hospital also has a full complement of allied health care professionals on site. Teaching is an option but not mandatory.

Day shifts are 9 hours each from 8 am to 5:00 pm; if full time, 1680 hrs/year. Evening shifts are comprised of 6 on site hours and then overnight call from home. Scheduling is typically one week on/one week off with some flexibility, but your share of FTE determines overall number of shifts and time off. During hospital hours, APP rates apply, but on call overnight, income is from MOCAP funding only. Participation in after-hours call is mandatory. Volumes average 15-20 patients per physician per shift.

Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

We welcome applications for locum interest during the recruitment process.

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Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
Doctorate in Medicine
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
Additional training or recent experience in hospital care required

Call Schedule:
Hours of work: .53 FTE (negotiable)
On call requirements: 3-4 evning shift/night call/month if full time

Payment Structure
Service Contract
+ MOCAP Level 2 for after hour call
Estimated Gross Income
$263,000 for full time
Compensation Disclaimer
Full time is based on 1680 hrs /year; contract rate is approx. $157/hour
Additional Incentives
Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)
for FT position