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:

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 those battling rheumatic diseases. We’re seeking a compassionate and skilled rheumatologist to deliver expert care to individuals with various rheumatologic conditions.

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 dedicated rheumatologist. As we embrace this new phase, the responsibilities of the practice are flexible, and your unique interests and priorities can influence the practice’s direction. The current team of internists, who have been delivering rheumatology services to the community, will offer strong support to ensure a seamless transition and promote a cooperative working environment.

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 detailed 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. You’ll 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 with diverse multidisciplinary teams, including fellow specialists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists. You’ll provide holistic patient care by fostering a team-based approach, ensuring that you address each aspect of a patient’s well-being. Your exceptional communication abilities will be essential as you engage with patients, providing clear explanations of diagnoses, discussing available treatment options, and presenting disease management strategies in an empathetic and easily understandable way.

As KBRH serves as a community training site for the UBC medical school, you’ll have a direct hand in shaping future rheumatologists as you mentor 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 the field of medicine.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
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 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 rheumatologists, 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: For those who are interested, providing support for internists on call is encouraged but not obligatory.

Estimated Gross Income

As a full-time rheumatologist in Trail, you'll earn between $250,000-$450,000, based on a fee-for-service model.

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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