Specialty General Pathology

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) is a regional referral hospital with over 160 beds, serving a catchment population of ~100 000. (Vernon is about 60,000). Surgical services at VJH include obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology and urology. General Internists staff the ICU/CCU with interests in respirology, cardiology and gastroenterology. An associated cancer center includes 2 medical oncologists. The specialties of thoracic (including cardiac) surgery and neurosurgery are performed at the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH), 50 km to the south. VJH is a partner site in the UBC Southern Medical Program, providing optional instructing opportunities to medical students in clinical environments.

You will be joining an on-site collegial group of 4 other pathologists (3 anatomical pathologists and 1 general pathologist). Our pathology staff members are friendly and easy to work with. Vernon Jubilee Hospital has an active histology service where a wide variety of specimens types are received with certified pathologist assistant help on hand. Additionally, on-site general pathologists oversee the hematology, chemistry, and transfusion medicine services. Your duties would include: participation in ~16,000 surgical pathology cases /year,~ 130 bone marrow biopsies/year, ~600 cytopathology cases/year, occasional hospital autopsies, quality assurance activities, in terms of daily QA pathology rounds, and teaching of medical and laboratory students. Most services are covered under the provincial contract, but additional fee for service billings are possible for bone marrows and Coroner autopsies. We can provide strong mentorship for new grads and our team is flexible for scheduling arrangements.

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Compensation Type
Clinical Service Contract
Estimated Remuneration
Provincially negotiated grid level. Estimated Gross Income: Upper end of provincially negotiated grid; ~$340,000-$380,000
Physician Overhead

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
roughly 8 weeks/year including education leave
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000 * Relocation Assistance is applicable for 1.0 FTE positions and is based on move location (with eligible receipts). Part-time opportunities may be eligible for a pro-rated reimbursement, please discuss with your IH Medical Staff Recruiter *Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer*
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Vernon is a small, charming city with year-round cultural events, festivals, and celebrations. Whether it's with a morning on the greens or an evening on the lake, this is a place where you can enjoy work-life balance. Celebrate the glorious sunshine with hiking and biking trails, orchards, and farmers markets. In the winter, explore the winter carnival or strap on your skis, snowboards and snowshoes and head up to Silver Star Mountain. Vernon’s unique history, diversified economy, and attractive climate offer residents a balance of small-town charm combined with the amenities of an urban centre.

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