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:

Fantastic opportunity for a Hospitalist to join the team at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail. If you are passionate about your work, enjoy working within a strong culture of teamwork, dedicated to quality improvement and are looking to practice in a welcoming community setting where the lifestyle opportunities are endless, apply today and discover the rewards of professional and personal satisfaction!

In the Hospitalist position, you will be part of our talented group of 15 dedicated and collegial professionals providing the most up to date, comprehensive, quality patient centered care. Our team of hospitalists’ work in the acute inpatient medicine setting and function in a MRP (most responsible physician) role for complex medical and co-management of surgical patients, as well as palliative care. Working throughout the hospital, except in the ICU, we enjoy excellent support from our specialist and ICU colleagues.

Working 8 hours a day we see an average of 12-16 inpatients per shift. Participation in after-hours call is mandatory.

Our program is involved with the UBC-Okanagan medical undergraduate program, and the family medicine residency program, which both include rotations with the Hospitalist team. Other teaching opportunities are available on site (i.e. tutoring, clinical teaching) if desired on your off-days. Committee and quality improvement work is optional and encouraged.

We are excited to add new graduates or experienced Hospitalist to our team in Trail.

Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! 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 The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Membership with The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Eligible for licensure with CPSBC ****Certain specialists who are not eligible for full or provisional licensure in BC may be eligible to apply for licensure in the USA certified class **** *Could be eligible for USA certification
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full time, 8 hours a day (part-time optional)
On call requirements: Mandatory

Estimated Gross Income

$292,629 annual max for full-time (1680 hours) on BC hourly rate of $174.18, plus MOCAP level 2 & incentives as indicated below.

RSA Incentives

Community Incentives: Rural content

Rural Incentives include:

Recruitment bonus: $15,000

Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location

Fee Premium: 11.20%

Annual Retention: $12,892.00

Rural CME: Up to 2 years $600; In 3rd & 4th year $3.600; after 4 years $6,600

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 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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