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:

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is recruiting for a Canadian Royal College certified General Pathologist, or board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist (AP/CP), for a three person practice.

Primary responsibilities will include medical directorship of area labs, local clinical laboratory oversite, clinical pathology case sign out to include hematology specimens and transfusion medicine, as well as general surgical pathology and cytology case sign out. Our group performs approximately 8500 surgical pathology cases per year, and autopsies are not performed at this site.

The ideal candidate will have recent clinical practice experience, with strong skills in surgical pathology and laboratory diagnostics, including transfusion medicine and hematology. The candidate will need to be comfortable with independent practice in a small group environment. Daily quality assurance teleconference is done with other Interior Health pathologists, to share interesting or difficult cases. Intramural or extramural consultation for challenging or unusual cases is readily available, including outside consultation at academic medical center sites in Vancouver. This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to relate well with laboratory staff, clinicians, and administration.

We are excited to add new graduate or experienced Pathologists to our team in the West Kootenays! The region offers an abundance of activities for outdoor enthusiasts and has opportunities for the arts and culture seeker as well. Join our welcoming community where there is something for everyone! Apply today and explore the exciting opportunities for the lifestyle of your dreams. Email CV to

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.

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for full or provisional licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is desired
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full-Time
On call requirements: To be determined

Estimated Gross Income

Upper end of provincially negotiated grid; ~$385,000 for 210 days of clinical service.

RSA Incentives

Recruitment incentive: $15,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Retention fee premium: 11.06%
Retention flat fee: $12,892.80 annually
CME funding: Up to 2 years $600, in 3rd & 4th year $3,600, after 4 years $6,600

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

Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital:

The largest diagnostic and acute care hospital in the West Kootenays, the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) is a 75-bed full service regional hospital serving 80,000 people in the Kootenay Boundary region.  KBRH offers core specialist physician services including 24-hour Emergency and Trauma Services, Level 2 Laboratory, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Acute and Obstetrical Care, Orthopedics, Plastics, Urology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Chemotherapy and advanced diagnostic services. KBRH is the regional base for the 24-hour High Acuity Response Team (HART) consisting of dedicated critical care transport nurses, and as required, respiratory therapists, who respond to support rural and remote clinicians in the transport and management of critically ill and injured patients. Transport is supported by BC Ambulance Services (BCAS) for major medical care with transfer to Kelowna that is 313 kilometers from Trail.

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