In the heart of the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, Trail is surrounded by crystal-clear lakes and lush forests that are home to a variety of wildlife. Together with nearby Rossland, these two towns provide abundant opportunities to raise families, forge lasting friendships within the community, and get involved locally. Here, you’ll find a fulfilling career and an extraordinary lifestyle that nourishes your soul.

In Trail and Rossland, winter adventures become a part of your everyday life; that’s the life you can have when you live near Red Mountain Resort, a key destination on British Columbia’s legendary Powder Highway. Imagine gliding through fresh Kootenay snow and soaring down steep slopes, minutes from your own front door.

You’ll find endless opportunities for outdoor adventure here. Hike Sunningdale or Miral Heights for breathtaking views. If you’re a mountain biker, you’ll love the singletrack trails; if you’re a water enthusiast, you’ll enjoy kayaking or paddleboarding on the numerous lakes that dot the landscape.

Hit the links at Birchbank, known for its sprawling greens, and jaw-dropping shifts in elevation. Challenge yourself at Champion Lakes’ vibrant fairways. Tee off at Redstone, where Les Furber’s artistic brilliance shines, enhanced by striking rock formations, tranquil streams, glistening ponds, and immaculate white silica bunkers.

With spectacular landscapes and affordable real estate, you’ll find the ideal setting to establish your roots. Trail and Rossland are perfect for raising families, with wide open spaces and supportive communities. Come and see for yourself—we can’t wait to welcome you to our neighbourhoods!

Practice Details:

Imagine a career where your expertise and compassion directly shape the future of healthcare in Trail, BC. At Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), you’ll discover an environment that nurtures your keen analytical mind, celebrates your unwavering attention to detail, and shares your deep commitment to patient care. As a general pathologist here, you’ll transform the health and well-being of our community, making a lasting difference.

Our small group is the perfect setting for an independent and ambitious individual like you to thrive, while still collaborating closely with each other. Here, you’ll have a crucial role in improving the outcomes of the individuals under our care. Your resilience and adaptability will be invaluable as you navigate challenges with patience and dedication, always keeping the best interests of our patients at the forefront.

Your exceptional communication skills and empathetic nature are sure to enable you to build strong relationships with laboratory staff, clinicians, and administration. These qualities, combined with your expertise, will ensure seamless collaboration and effective decision-making.

Autopsies are not conducted at our facility, yet your carefulness and thorough understanding of pathology will be pivotal in refining treatment strategies and enhancing patient health. Your leadership will shine as you oversee area labs and perform clinical case assessments, particularly for hematology specimens, demonstrating your versatility and proficiency in laboratory management.

With up-to-date clinical experience and a robust foundation in both surgical pathology and laboratory diagnostics, you are perfectly positioned for success. Leveraging your profound knowledge, you will accurately diagnose a wide array of conditions in approximately 8,500 cases each year, spanning surgical and cytological pathology. Your specialization in transfusion medicine will be paramount in maintaining the highest standard of patient care.

The KBRH pathology lab serves as the central hub for numerous smaller communities, healthcare centres, and testing locations across the West Kootenay region. By joining the comprehensive, integrated Interior Health Laboratory, you’ll become part of a progressive and stable, multi-site diagnostic system dedicated to serving patients of BC’s Southern Interior.

You’ll engage in daily quality assurance teleconferences throughout Interior Health. These meetings allow for the sharing of intriguing and challenging cases, promoting continuous learning and professional growth. When faced with complex scenarios, you’ll have access to a range of consultative resources, both within the organization and beyond, including the opportunity to consult with academic medical centres in Vancouver.

At KBRH, you’ll cultivate a path that empowers you to make a substantial contribution in the lives of the patients we serve. As a valued member of our team, you’ll find endless opportunities to grow, learn, and thrive in a collaborative atmosphere that recognizes your unique contributions.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
If you're a pathologist who combines analytical prowess with a commitment to ethical and compassionate care, KBRH is the place for you. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to Physician Recruitment today. It's better here!

Are you interested in practicing at KBRH, but prefer part-time hours? We warmly welcome your preference for balance and flexibility! We recognize the vital role of talented pathologists, even on a part-time basis.

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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.

Call Schedule:

Hours of work: We want you to love life in and outside work, and we're committed to helping you achieve that perfect balance.
On call requirements: You can expect a balanced call schedule with plenty of time between to recharge.

Estimated Gross Income

Experience the peace of mind that comes with a guaranteed income of $384,477 through an APP clinical service contract, along with MOCAP level 3, prorated for part-time positions.

RSA Incentives

Recruitment incentive: $15,000, prorated for physicians working less than full time
Relocation: $9,000 if moving within BC, $12,000 within Canada, and $15,000 from outside Canada
Fee premium: 11.48%
Annual retention fee: $17,790
RCME funding: $600 for up to 2 years in Trail, $3,600 during your 3rd and 4th year, and $6,600 after 4 years, in addition to the Doctors of BC CME funds.

The above numbers are based on a full-time position and may be prorated for physicians working less than full time. Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at the time of offer.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital:

With a steadfast commitment to the health and wellness of the 85,000 residents across the region, Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) guarantees personalized and comprehensive care for each member of our community.

Our capabilities extend from providing round-the-clock emergency and trauma care to specialized units for intensive care, acute medical conditions, renal dialysis, and neonatal intensive care. This means we’re equipped to handle the most critical demands with precision and compassion, ensuring no need goes unmet.

Transitioning from emergency to specialized care, the expertise of our dedicated specialists encompasses areas like ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, plastic surgery, psychiatry, urology, general surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, neurology, oncology, and internal medicine. Their knowledge and skills make them the cornerstone of our healthcare services and patient outcomes.

Central to our mission is the 24-hour High Acuity Response Team (HART), which highlights our role as the regional hub, offering expert care to critically ill and injured patients. This underscores our position as the key healthcare facility in the region, ready and equipped to tackle high-acuity cases with skill and care.

At KBRH, our identity goes beyond being a healthcare provider; we’re a community dedicated to medical excellence and compassionate care. Join us in making a meaningful impact on the lives we touch and contributing to a legacy of health and well-being.

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