Family Physician - Primary Care


Nestled in the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, on the banks of the Columbia River, the West Kootenay communities of Trail and Rossland await. Enjoy breathtaking vistas year round, powder skiing at Red Mountain Resort, biking along mountain trails and bountiful fishing, all only minutes away. As a hotbed for technology, research and development, these Kootenay mountain towns provide innovative industry and lifestyle. Offering a safe, welcoming community atmosphere, affordable real estate, and outstanding recreational facilities, Trail and Rossland are wonderful locations to raise a family. Make Trail or Rossland your home and live where you work and play!

Practice Details:

Join a growing multidisciplinary Primary Care Network clinic.

Columbia Primary Care Clinic is a collegial group of 5 Family Physicians sharing a spacious clinic in downtown Trail. We are looking for two part time or one full time Family Physician to join us to replace a physician who is leaving in March 2022. The practice offers a mix of patients including a generous number of Complex Care and Chronic Disease Management billings. There is the opportunity to combine family practice with other work such as OR assists, Hospitalist shifts, GP obstetrics, GP paediatrics, GP psychiatry, Long term care, or ER shifts. For those that enjoy teaching, Trail is a UBC teaching center and the clinic is involved in teaching medical students and family practice residents. The clinic MDs support each other in taking up to 8 weeks off per year for holidays and CPD.

Our office offers a friendly and efficient environment with support from our experienced MOAs and Registered Nurse with in-clinic access to a Social Worker, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, and Primary Care RN. The clinic layout boasts a welcoming waiting room, a minor operating room (OR), and each GP has an office/exam room with a view of the Columbia River and a well-equipped second exam room. We currently use Intrahealth Profile as our EMR and are providing a mix of in person and virtual care.

Specialty support available at the nearby Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital includes Anesthesia, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, ICU, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Plastics, Urology, Pathology, ENT, and Ophthalmology.

Living in the Kootenays is amazing. Nearby Rossland has been named Canada’s Best Ski Town by US Today for 2 years in a row and features 2,919 feet of vertical at Red Resort. There is great cross-country skiing at Blackjack, mountain biking on over 200 kms of maintained trails, hiking, an aquatic centre in Trail, and the option to practice pretty much every organized sport. The area boasts a thriving arts and culture scene, good restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping.

Generous rural recruitment incentives available, including relocation funding, sign-on bonus, retention flat fee and CME allocation.

  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA); Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License - Full - mandatory.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Flexible up to full time, 5 days/week
On call requirements: None

Estimated Gross Income

Up to $300,000 - based on full-time

Additional Incentives

Recruitment incentive $15,000 (based on full time)
Retention fee premium 11.20%
retention flat fee $12,892.80
Relocation stipend: $9,000- $15,000 based on move location

NOTE: *Rural incentives are subject to change and confirmed at time of offer

Columbia Family Medicine:

Columbia Family Medicine is a modern spacious General Physician clinic, that is fully equipped with a minor operating room (OR) and Electrocardiography (EKG). Each physician has a private office with a view, and two exam rooms. The staff at the facility are efficient and congenial, and includes a full-time registered nurse. Weekly in-clinic consultations are provided by a Chronic Disease nurse and a Mental Health Counsellor, for a collaborative care model. The office is fully computerized with all charts updated on electronic medical records, and there is a convenient online radiology viewing and laboratory reporting from the hospital. Clinic Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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