Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges in Trail and Rossland. Discover a flawlessly orchestrated work-life synergy, indulging in nature's playground during your well-deserved days off. 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; they are home to the world-renowned Red Mountain Resort. Imagine the exhilaration of carving through fresh powder and gracefully soaring down steep slopes, all just minutes away from the comfort of your own front door.

Take your golf game to new heights at Birchbank, known for its sprawling greens, vibrant fairways, and jaw-dropping shifts in elevation. Tee off at Redstone, where Les Furber's artistic brilliance shines through, enhanced by striking rock formations, tranquil streams, glistening ponds, and immaculate white silica bunkers.

On your days off, indulge in what you love most, whether it's mountain biking, hiking, or leisurely walks along the scenic trails. Seek solace in the refreshing alpine waters of Nancy Green Lake, perfect for paddling, fishing, and swimming. Just a short drive away is the mighty Columbia River, where river surfing and kayaking await you.

With stunning landscapes and affordable real estate, you'll find the ideal setting to establish your roots. Our towns are the idyllic place to raise a family, with plenty of space to roam and a strong sense of community. Come and experience the magic for yourself – we can't wait to welcome you to our neighbourhood!

Practice Details:

Are you ready to become an integral part of our dynamic healthcare team at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital as a dedicated Rheumatologist? Here, your expertise can have a profound impact on the lives of patients battling rheumatic diseases. We're actively seeking a compassionate and highly skilled Rheumatologist to deliver expert care to individuals with various rheumatologic conditions. As a valued team member, you'll assume a pivotal role in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a diverse range of rheumatic ailments, ensuring that patients receive the utmost quality of care.

In the past, two local internists provided this service. With the area's expansion, there's now a growing need for a specialist in Rheumatology. As we embrace this new phase, the responsibilities of the practice are open to negotiation, and your unique interests and priorities will strongly influence the practice's direction. The existing team of Internists, who have previously offered general rheumatology services to the community, will provide solid support, ensuring a smooth transition and fostering a collaborative atmosphere.

In this role, you will diagnose and treat patients dealing with a spectrum of rheumatic diseases, ranging from rheumatoid arthritis and lupus to osteoarthritis and gout. By conducting comprehensive patient assessments, which include meticulous reviews of medical histories and thorough physical examinations, you'll formulate precise diagnoses. Leveraging your expertise, you'll design and implement comprehensive treatment strategies encompassing medication management, lifestyle adjustments, and other therapeutic interventions. In addition, you'll proficiently interpret relevant diagnostic tests, such as imaging and laboratory analyses, to guide informed decision-making in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Your collaborative nature will shine as you work closely with diverse multidisciplinary teams, including fellow specialists, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. By fostering a team-based approach, you'll provide holistic patient care and management, ensuring that each aspect of a patient's well-being is addressed. Your excellent communication skills will be put to use as you interact empathetically with patients, adeptly explaining diagnoses, elucidating treatment options, and outlining disease management strategies in a compassionate and comprehensible manner.

As KBRH proudly serves as a community training site for the UBC medical school, you'll have a direct hand in shaping the growth of future rheumatologists as you mentor medical students and residents. The best part? You can effortlessly weave these enriching experiences into your schedule, ensuring a rewarding blend of professional growth and contribution to medical education.

If you are a motivated and dedicated Rheumatologist, elevate your career at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, where your expertise can change lives. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca. It's better here!

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
  • Licensure, or eligible for licensure, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)

    Mandatory coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

Call Schedule:

Hours of work: In this full-time role, we place a genuine emphasis on fostering a positive and enriching work-life balance.

On call requirements: For those who are interested, providing support for General Internal Medicine on call is encouraged but not obligatory.

Estimated Gross Income

Anticipate an estimated gross annual income ranging between $250,000 to $400,000.

RSA Incentives

Recruitment incentive: $15,000
Relocation: $9,000 if moving within BC, $12,000 within Canada, and $15,000 from outside Canada.
Fee premium: 11.48%
Annual retention fee: $17,421
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:

Discover exceptional healthcare at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, the leading diagnostic and acute care facility in the West Kootenays. Committed to meeting the healthcare needs of 85,000 residents in the Kootenay Boundary region, we provide a comprehensive array of services. These include round-the-clock emergency and trauma care, a Level 2 containment laboratory (CL2), an intensive care unit, acute care facilities, a renal dialysis unit, and a neonatal ICU. Our steadfast team of specialists covers various fields such as ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, plastic surgery, psychiatry, urology, general surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, neurology, oncology, and internal medicine. As the regional hub for the 24-hour high acuity response team (HART), we ensure the delivery of expert care to critically ill and injured patients. Join our distinguished medical team at KBRH and make a meaningful impact on a hospital devoted to healthcare excellence.

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