Located amidst the splendor of the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges, alongside the majestic Columbia River, the West Kootenay communities of Trail and Rossland beckon. These southeastern British Columbia gems are havens for nature enthusiasts, offering pristine wilderness experiences that embody the spirit of Canada's West. Uncover the wonders of Red Mountain Resort, where the snow conditions provide an immaculate canvas for carving exhilarating turns down the slopes, offering a thrilling playground of breathtaking terrain for passionate skiers and snowboarders alike. Redstone Resort, an acclaimed championship course, captivates golf enthusiasts with its awe-inspiring fairways and meticulous greens. The expertly crafted and maintained course showcases strategically demanding holes and perfectly manicured links, enticing players with a harmonious blend of challenge and reward. Trail and Rossland unveil extraordinary landscapes that exceed imagination, offering abundant opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding and limitless exploration. These scenic mountain communities with picturesque landscapes offer the perfect setting to establish your roots, with a wide range of affordable real estate options. Make Trail and Rossland your home and live where you work and play!

Practice Details:

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!

Facility Details — 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.

Practice Details-
This is your opportunity to be the first full time Rheumatologist in the natural paradise setting of Trail/Rossland, BC and be a part of the development of this new service. In the past, this was provided by 2 local internists. The area is growing and along with that, a need for a Rheumatology specialist.

With all things new, the practice responsibilities are negotiable, and the interests and priorities of the successful applicant will play a big role in what the practice could look like. You will be well supported by the existing team of Internists who have previously provided general service in rheumatology to the area. Support to GIM on call is welcomed for those interested, but not required. An opportunity to share a clinic with overhead costs being negotiable is available.

In this position you can also enjoy the rewards of teaching as KBRH is a community training site for the UBC medical school and sees a steady flow of residents and medical students on a regular basis.

Join a collegial medical team in a community setting where lifestyle activities are endless and grow your practice along with the population in this exciting new position.

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)
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full-time
On call requirements: GIM call is available but not mandatory

Estimated Gross Income

$250,000 plus

RSA Incentives

RSA Incentives
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Recruitment incentive: $15,000
Retention fee premium: 11.38%
Retention flat fee: $17,421.72
CME: Up to 2 years $600; in 3rd & 4th year $3,600.00; Over 4 years $6,600.00

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