Cranbrook, situated in the stunning Kootenay region of British Columbia, offers a lifestyle rich with cultural and outdoor adventures, backed by a strong sense of community. This unique place isn't merely a location but a setting where dreams flourish, and life brims with possibilities.

The landscape around Cranbrook is a playground for the active soul, with Wasa and Moyie Lakes for water enthusiasts, and the St. Mary River providing a scenic route for canoeing and kayaking. The nearby mountains offer trails for hiking, biking, and rock climbing, while winter brings skiing and snowboarding adventures along the Powder Highway.

Cranbrook’s cultural life pulses with energy, from local art galleries and performances to unique brewpubs and cafés. The community is engaging, offering events and activities that welcome newcomers and integrate them into the local fabric.

Families benefit from Cranbrook’s reputable K-12 education system, including public and private schools. Newcomers find a warm welcome through various events and volunteer opportunities, with housing options ranging from affordable single-family homes to condos and townhouses, catering to diverse preferences.

Embrace a lifestyle where breathtaking scenery and plentiful activities integrate seamlessly with a warm, welcoming community. This singular blend makes Cranbrook make it an unparalleled place to call home.

Practice Details:

At East Kootenay Regional Hospital (EKRH) in Cranbrook, transform women’s healthcare through your clinical expertise and compassion. Become a part of our dedicated team of OB/GYNs who collaborate in a spirit of teamwork and mutual support. We are committed to advancing the well-being of women through patient-centred care, excellence in practice, and a culture that values working together for the collective success of our patients.

As an OB/GYN at EKRH, your compassion and communication skills are crucial in allowing you to treat and support patients from a diverse population spanning many cultures. With sensitivity and adaptability, you can help reduce disparities and customize community initiatives to address unique needs. Your resilience and dedication to excellence will drive you to deliver impactful care for immigrants and Indigenous communities alike. By leveraging your expertise to promote understanding across generations, your work will create positive change and nurture wellbeing for women, families, and the broader community. Join us to experience the immense fulfilment that comes from improving lives through culturally competent practice.

You will manage approximately 800-900 deliveries annually, continually growing through exposure to a spectrum of interesting cases. Our well-equipped operating rooms serve as the ideal setting for you to take on complex obstetric challenges, from twin pregnancies to intricate scenarios, enabling your professional growth.

Our neonatal unit allows you to provide holistic care for patients, while our collaborative multidisciplinary team, including pediatricians, urologists, psychiatrists, internists, and surgeons, offers robust support. With four local midwives and family physicians, our OB/GYN department fosters a nurturing environment to deliver comprehensive women’s health services.

Immerse yourself in a setting that nurtures continuous learning and professional advancement. Sharpen your teaching abilities through regular CME sessions and bedside education with residents and medical students who train here year-round. Remain at the forefront of best practices in women’s health through participation in clinical audits, daily simulation trainings, and monthly morbidity and mortality rounds. Ongoing mentorship and leadership roles offer meaningful ways to elevate your skills while shaping the future of OB/GYN care.

Expand your influence through rural health initiatives. We offer up to 35 annual surgical locum days where you can provide care in BC’s remote communities. For those dedicated to serving these rural areas long-term, there are incentives and flexibility to craft a meaningful career by either joining an established practice or pioneering your own. You are assured of being supported in delivering excellent urban healthcare while also having the chance to increase access for underserved populations. Our OB/GYNs are passionate about making a difference for women across the East Kootenays.

At EKRH, you can join a group devoted to enhancing women’s health through clinical excellence, compassion, and support for OB/GYN professionals. Together, we can revolutionize care and nurture the wellbeing of the East Kootenay community.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
If you are a compassionate and resilient OB/GYN, elevate your career at East Kootenay 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!

Are you interested in being an OB/GYN at EKRH, but prefer part-time hours? We welcome and accommodate that preference as well! We recognize the vital role of talented specialists, 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'll do our best to promote your work-life balance.
On call requirements: Expect approximately 1:3 rotation for on-call duties – plenty of time to relax and reset in between.

Estimated Gross Income

As an OB/GYN working full time in Cranbrook, you’ll earn $370,492 on your APP contract, plus MOCAP level 1.

RSA Incentives

Recruitment incentive: $20,000, prorated for physicians working less than full time.
Relocation: $9,000 for moves within BC, $12,000 for moves within Canada, and $15,000 for those relocating from outside Canada.
Fee premium: 14%
Annual retention fee: $21,696
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.

East Kootenay Regional Hospital:

Join us at East Kootenay Regional Hospital, an 80-bed regional referral centre serving approximately 82,000 individuals in the beautiful East Kootenay region of BC.

Our 24/7 emergency and trauma services feature a 16-bed unit and a 6-bed ICU. Our high-acuity-response-team provides mobile critical care to stabilize and transfer rural patients.

The hospital includes a level 3 lab with new PCR and MALDI/TOF machines, plus new MRI, SPECT CT, and upcoming CT scanners in the radiology department. Construction is also underway for a new NICU, renovated ER triage, and oncology and renal departments.

With our dedicated team, you’ll find top-notch care across our comprehensive range of services: internal medicine, OB/GYN, general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT, pathology, psychiatry, pediatrics, anesthesia, radiology, urology, and family practice inpatient care.

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