In the heart of the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, Trail is surrounded by crystal-clear lakes and lush forests that are home to a variety of wildlife. Together with nearby Rossland, these two towns provide abundant opportunities to raise families, forge lasting friendships within the community, and get involved locally. Here, you’ll find a fulfilling career and an extraordinary lifestyle that nourishes your soul.

In Trail and Rossland, winter adventures become a part of your everyday life; that’s the life you can have when you live near Red Mountain Resort, a key destination on British Columbia’s legendary Powder Highway. Imagine gliding through fresh Kootenay snow and soaring down steep slopes, minutes from your own front door.

You’ll find endless opportunities for outdoor adventure here. Hike Sunningdale or Miral Heights for breathtaking views. If you’re a mountain biker, you’ll love the singletrack trails; if you’re a water enthusiast, you’ll enjoy kayaking or paddleboarding on the numerous lakes that dot the landscape.

Hit the links at Birchbank, known for its sprawling greens, and jaw-dropping shifts in elevation. Challenge yourself at Champion Lakes’ vibrant fairways. Tee off at Redstone, where Les Furber’s artistic brilliance shines, enhanced by striking rock formations, tranquil streams, glistening ponds, and immaculate white silica bunkers.

With spectacular landscapes and affordable real estate, you’ll find the ideal setting to establish your roots. Trail and Rossland are perfect for raising families, with wide open spaces and supportive communities. Come and see for yourself—we can’t wait to welcome you to our neighbourhoods!

Practice Details:

When you become a part of our hospitalist team at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), you'll be a key player in delivering unparalleled patient care in our dynamic healthcare environment. Join our close-knit group of 15 dedicated and empathetic professionals, where your commitment is essential in providing advanced, comprehensive, and patient-centred care. Your expertise in hospital-based medical care will encompass a wide range of cases, from complex medical conditions to surgical patients and specialized care needs.

In this role, you'll be at the heart of medical care, tending to a wide spectrum of patient needs. From managing acute ailments to chronic conditions, you'll be the key physician during their hospital stay, creating intricate treatment plans, interpreting diagnostic insights, prescribing medications, and making crucial medical decisions. Collaboration is key here, as you'll work closely with a multidisciplinary healthcare team, including nurses, specialists, surgeons, and allied healthcare professionals, all aimed at providing comprehensive patient care. Navigating complex medical situations, often involving multiple comorbidities, will be your expertise, vital for making timely decisions during critical emergencies. Your day to day will include these essential tasks.

Your active participation in transitioning patients through various care phases, engagement in initiatives that uplift care quality, involvement in medical education endeavours, and steadfast advocacy for patients' medical needs. These activities will collectively enhance the overall patient care quality and continuity of their healthcare journey. Your unwavering dedication to patient-centred care and cooperative teamwork will be pivotal in nurturing a healthcare environment prioritizing excellence and compassion.

Our vibrant hospitalist program is engaged with the UBC faculty of medicine and residency programs, creating exciting opportunities for mentoring and immersive clinical teaching. The best part? You can effortlessly weave these enriching experiences into your schedule, ensuring a rewarding blend of professional growth and contribution to medical education.

Beyond moulding the minds of tomorrow's medical professionals, we also promote engagement in projects centred around enhancing Physician Quality Improvement (PQI), backed by support from Doctors of BC. Step into a role where your input drives real change, fostering an environment of innovation and progress.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
If you are a motivated and conscientious hospitalist, elevate your career at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, where your expertise can change lives. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to It's better here!

Are you interested in practicing at KBRH, but prefer part-time hours? We warmly welcome your preference for balance and flexibility! We recognize the vital role of talented hospitalists, even on a part-time basis.

Step In, Stand Out: Make a Difference as a Locum
Curious about the mountain towns that have won over our physicians' hearts? Discover it firsthand with a locum in this remarkable corner of the world. Reach out to Dr. Stéfanie Houde to find out more.

Our current locum exception policy has you covered for travel and accommodation costs (within reason, of course!) That way, you can relax and focus on what you do best—providing excellent care.

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: Working a standard 8-hour shift, you'll engage with an average of 12–16 inpatients per rotation.
On call requirements: You’ll contribute to after-hours call duties, which are a mandatory aspect of our practice.

Estimated Gross Income

Experience the peace of mind that comes with a guaranteed income of $314,795 through an APP clinical service contract, along with MOCAP level 2, prorated for part-time positions.

RSA Incentives

Recruitment incentive: $15,000, prorated for physicians working less than full time
Relocation: $9,000 if moving within BC, $12,000 within Canada, and $15,000 from outside Canada
Fee premium: 11.48%
Annual retention fee: $17,790
RCME funding: $440 for up to 2 years in Trail, $2,640 during your 3rd and 4th year, and $4,840 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.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital:

With a steadfast commitment to the health and wellness of the 85,000 residents across the region, Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) guarantees personalized and comprehensive care for each member of our community.

Our capabilities extend from providing round-the-clock emergency and trauma care to specialized units for intensive care, acute medical conditions, renal dialysis, and neonatal intensive care. This means we’re equipped to handle the most critical demands with precision and compassion, ensuring no need goes unmet.

Transitioning from emergency to specialized care, the expertise of our dedicated specialists encompasses areas like ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, plastic surgery, psychiatry, urology, general surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, neurology, oncology, and internal medicine. Their knowledge and skills make them the cornerstone of our healthcare services and patient outcomes.

Central to our mission is the 24-hour High Acuity Response Team (HART), which highlights our role as the regional hub, offering expert care to critically ill and injured patients. This underscores our position as the key healthcare facility in the region, ready and equipped to tackle high-acuity cases with skill and care.

At KBRH, our identity goes beyond being a healthcare provider; we’re a community dedicated to medical excellence and compassionate care. Join us in making a meaningful impact on the lives we touch and contributing to a legacy of health and well-being.

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