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.

Practice Details:

Join our esteemed anesthesiology team for an unparalleled opportunity to demonstrate your expertise and have a profound impact on patient outcomes. Deliver specialized anesthesia services to a diverse patient population in our region's premier healthcare institution, equipped with three state-of-the-art operating rooms, a streamlined ambulatory care unit, and a thriving pre-screening clinic. We prioritize integrating the latest advancements in anesthesia technology, providing unparalleled access to cutting-edge tools that enhance patient care and safety. From preoperative assessments to intraoperative management and postoperative pain control, your expertise will be vital in ensuring optimal patient outcomes. Stay at the forefront of anesthesia techniques, embrace the challenges of complex cases, and experience the gratification of transforming lives with your specialized skills. As a vital member of our team, inspire and educate the next generation of medical students and residents, igniting the flame of knowledge and shaping the future of medicine. Your expertise will play a pivotal role in supporting their skills development and contributing to the advancement of healthcare in our community.

If you're a composed anesthesiologist with superior communication skills, strong patient safety focus, empathy, adaptability, resilience, and unwavering commitment, we want to hear from you. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural wonders and captivating essence of the East Kootenay region while practicing medicine in Cranbrook. Send your CV to and let the adventure begin! 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.

  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Anaesthesia experience
  • Licensure, or eligible for licensure, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC); and mandatory coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Discover a meaningful full-time opportunity where your preferences and work-life balance are valued and accommodated, making it a truly fulfilling experience. With 10 weeks of leave, you'll have ample time to recharge and unwind.
On call requirements: Embrace a favourable on-call schedule with a rotation of 1:5, ensuring a well-balanced lifestyle.

Estimated Gross Income

Anticipate an estimated gross annual income of approximately $450,000, with up to 10% contract incentive and MOCAP Level 1.

RSA Incentives

Recruitment incentive: $20,000
Relocation: determined by your current location, the relocation allowance ranges from $9,000 to $15,000
Fee Premium: up to 14%
Annual retention fee: up to $16,116
RCME 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.

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.

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