Orthopaedic Surgeon


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:

Locum opportunity for orthopedic surgeon to provide on-call general orthopedic support and cast clinic coverage. This opportunity is available immediately through to October 2023. The assignment is flexible; we would love to have you join us for a weekend, a week or two, or longer if your schedule can accommodate. The position is well remunerated as is supported by the Rural Specialist Locum Program, which provides:
• $1500 / day guarantee payment
• Travel time honorarium
• Travel expenses
• Accommodation
• Car rental
We are also supported by the Medical On-Call Availability Program, which provides additional remuneration for being on-call of $616.32 / 24-hr. period.
The assignment(s) will be performed through the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC. Trail is located in the West Kootenay region of the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Surrounded by mountain ranges and natural water sources, Trail offers an area of recreation for everyone. Here you will find great opportunities for skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, and more. We have a very supportive and family orientated community waiting to welcome you.
Interested surgeons can obtain more information by contacting:

Dr. Seth Bitting

** 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
  • • Licensure with CPSBC and coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association. • Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: No Details
On call requirements: To be discussed

Estimated Gross Income


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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