Tucked between towering peaks, glistening lakes, and rolling foothills lies Cranbrook—the heart of British Columbia's scenic Kootenay region. This extraordinary haven is not just a place; it's an experience for the soul. Whether you have a passion for the arts, crave exhilarating adventures, or seek the warmth of a close-knit community, Cranbrook offers it all.
Lose yourself in the pristine beauty of Wasa and Moyie Lakes, where swimming, paddleboarding, and windsurfing await. Set off on a river safari along the mesmerizing St. Mary River, navigating its currents on a canoe, kayak, or raft. The angler's paradise of the Kootenay and Bull rivers teems with rainbow, cutthroat, and bull trout.
Swing like Arnold Palmer on any of the region's seven championship golf courses, including Shadow Mountain and Wildstone. The vast network of trails beckons you to push your limits with mountain biking, hiking, and climbing across seven unique crags.
The Powder Highway, a veritable playground for winter sports enthusiasts, runs through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, with renowned destinations like Fernie, Kimberley, and Fairmont just an hour away from Cranbrook. Experience heart-stopping, adrenaline-filled days carving down alpine bowls, shredding uncrowded trails, and conquering daring steeps.
Immerse yourself in Cranbrook's pulsating arts scene, savour locally brewed craft beer, and delight in farm-to-table cuisine. Discover a community where families flourish with a broad spectrum of recreational activities that captivate children's imaginations. Consider picturesque towns like Kimberley or Jaffray as your home base—only a 25-minute commute from Cranbrook, balancing convenience and serene beauty.
Step into a life where your dreams find space to grow, where the only limits are those of the horizon. Welcome to Cranbrook, where boundless opportunities await.
In this position, you will join 3 psychiatrists to work with inpatients in EKH’s 11 bed psychiatry unit, as well as outpatient, community, outreach & substance use services. You will also provide consults to the medical/surgical units, the ER and outreach services to rural remote locations.
Working collaboratively with our clinical teams and aboriginal partners, you will enjoy a busy and challenging diverse general practice including; chronic and persistent illness, full spectrum of substance use disorder and a broad range of integrated mental health programs. You can change the outcome of peoples’ lives – you will have a substantial impact on the lives in the area. You will be part of a developing team – do you have special interests that you want to pursue? Tell us and we will do whatever we can to support your passion.
You can help develop the program – look into the future and help us design the programs for Mental HEALTH outcomes!
Do you care about making an impact on people’s outcomes? What is your WHY?? We want to hear from you – we won’t tell you what the opportunity is – we would rather hear from you how we can develop a better team.
Psychiatrists with an interest in Child & Youth or ECT would also be 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.
Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here! Email CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca
** 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.
Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
Doctorate in Medicine
Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
$400,000 - $600,000/year, plus MOCAP level 2
Rural Incentives include:
Recruitment bonus: $20,000
Relocation: $9,000 -$15,000 based on move location
Fee Premium: 14%
Annual retention fee: $21,246.00
CME funding: Up to 2 years $1,800; In 3rd & 4th year $4,800; after 4 years $7,800
Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer.
Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.
East Kootenay Regional Hospital:
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC presents an exceptional opportunity for healthcare professionals seeking a rewarding career, serving as an 80-bed regional referral centre for approximately 82,000 individuals in the East Kootenay Area. We have 24 hour emergency and trauma services with 16 dedicated beds, and a 6 bed ICU. The high-acuity-response-team (HART) team provides mobile critical care for rural patients requiring advanced medical support, to stabilize and transfer patients to higher-level care. This four floor facility includes a level 3 laboratory, complete with a recently purchased PCR machine and MALDI/TOF. In the new MRI suite, there are new MRI and SPECT CT machines, with a new CT scanner earmarked for purchase. Upcoming construction projects and facility upgrades include a new NICU, renovation of the emergency department triage, and new oncology and renal departments. Our dedicated team is committed to delivering top-notch healthcare to Cranbrook and the wider East Kootenay region. With a comprehensive range of services, including internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT, pathology, psychiatry, pediatrics, anesthesia, radiology, urology, and family practice inpatient care, our hospital offers an expansive platform to showcase your expertise. Join us in our unwavering pursuit of excellence and active community engagement, and experience a transformative journey as a healthcare professional.