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Specialty Hospitalist

Subspecialty Family Practice or Internal Medicine

Role and Facility Information

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 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.

Clinic Details:

Vernon Jubilee Hospital is a 182-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:

The Vernon Jubilee Hospitalist program is looking for new contractees! Come, check out this exciting opportunity, where you will enjoy being part of a dynamic, fun, and cohesive team, providing great specialty care, all while located in the beautiful North Okanagan.
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. Enjoy a stimulating practice with diverse case mix. This position does not include any coverage of Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Pediatrics, nor ICU/Code blue patients.
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. Physician documentation is electronic to provide easy to read plans, smooth patient handovers, and improved rounding efficiency. The Vernon Jubilee Hospitalist team promotes a positive work culture by practicing our values of Efficiency, Adaptability, Integrity, Humour, and Harmony. Our ideal candidate would share our group’s core values and be interested in at least a 0.5 FTE commitment as a hospitalist on our 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.

There are options to pursue teaching, leadership development, and quality improvement for those interested. On site CME opportunities are also available.

If you are looking for a schedule designed to promote work-life balance and flexibility even when workload surges arise, this is the position for you. Day shifts are 9 hours each from 0800 to 1700 hrs. Volumes average 15-18 patients per physician per day shift. Night shifts are comprised of 8 hours on site, and then overnight call from home. Participation in overnight/after-hours call is mandatory. During hospital on site hours, provincial APP rates apply. When on call overnight, income is from MOCAP funding while at home, but FFS billing can also be utilized if called in to assess patients. 0.5 FTE commitment is 6 day shifts and 1 night shift per month (840 hours/year).

***immediate locum support also welcomed***

For those interested, Leadership Development Opportunities are available with Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours and skills that high potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers.

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Clinical Service Contract
Estimated Remuneration
$146,300 estimated for 0.5 FTE (840 hours) plus, MOCAP Level 2 for overnight call (from home)
Physician Overhead
No overhead

Benefits and Incentives

Relocation Funding Available
$$10000 if moving <3000km; $15000 if moving >3000km (pro-rated for <1.0 fte)
Other Benefits/Incentives
Payment Structure • APP Contract (approx. $174/hour) • Incentive funds available for those with high patient billing recovery performance
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Vernon

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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