Critical Care Medicine


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!

Practice Details:

The KBRH ICU group is currently recruiting for a critical care position that provides 24/7 coverage, 8 – 10 weeks per year. We are a 6-bed unit that functions both as a full-service ICU as well as HAU/CCU. We are currently providing a week of coverage at a time, with the plan to establish regular cross-coverage 2 nights per week.

The successful applicant is expected to:

• Provide 24/7 coverage for 8 – 10 weeks per year, evenly spaced throughout the year. During coverage, it is required to be in close proximity to the hospital at all times.

• Permanently relocate full-time to the West Kootenay region, in order to encourage a regular cross coverage schedule.

• Teach medical students and residents during their ICU rotations.

• Participate in administrative work and quality improvement projects, to continuously improve the quality of our ICU.

• Potentially be able to provide additional services to the region, depending on their base specialty.

Candidates interested in full-time work may combine this position with another in their base specialty if there is a position available.

As part of the selection process, it is beneficial for shortlisted candidates to be able to work as a locum for a determined period of time in order to allow the candidate to become familiar with the team, the work site, and the community.

The West Kootenay region offers unparalleled outdoor recreation, including world class alpine and Nordic skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and golf. The area has excellent public anglophone and francophone schools and a very friendly and welcoming community.

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  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association are mandatory USA Certified Class accepted. We will recruit USA Certified Class Physicians
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Flexible
On call requirements: 24/7 coverage, 8-10 weeks per year

Estimated Gross Income

$176,000 – $222,000 annually. Candidates interested in full time work may combine this position with another in their base specialty if there is a position available.

RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives include:
•Recruitment incentive: $15,000 (for full-time, pro-rated for part-time position)
•Relocation allowance: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
•Retention fee premium: 11.20%
•Retention flat fee: $ 12,892.80
•CME: Up to 2 years $600; In 3rd & 4th year $3,600.00; Over 4 years $6,600.00

Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer.

Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.

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.

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