Emergency Medicine


Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges in Trail and Rossland. Discover a flawlessly orchestrated work-life synergy, indulging in nature's playground during your well-deserved days off. 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; they are home to the world-renowned Red Mountain Resort. Imagine the exhilaration of carving through fresh powder and gracefully soaring down steep slopes, all just minutes away from the comfort of your own front door.

Take your golf game to new heights at Birchbank, known for its sprawling greens, vibrant fairways, and jaw-dropping shifts in elevation. Tee off at Redstone, where Les Furber's artistic brilliance shines through, enhanced by striking rock formations, tranquil streams, glistening ponds, and immaculate white silica bunkers.

On your days off, indulge in what you love most, whether it's mountain biking, hiking, or leisurely walks along the scenic trails. Seek solace in the refreshing alpine waters of Nancy Green Lake, perfect for paddling, fishing, and swimming. Just a short drive away is the mighty Columbia River, where river surfing and kayaking await you.

With stunning landscapes and affordable real estate, you'll find the ideal setting to establish your roots. Our towns are the idyllic place to raise a family, with plenty of space to roam and a strong sense of community. Come and experience the magic for yourself – we can't wait to welcome you to our neighbourhood!

Practice Details:

At Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) you can immerse yourself in an energetic and interconnected environment where your skills in emergency medicine will truly shine. Join our passionate team as we push the boundaries of emergency medicine. Don't miss out on this unparalleled chance to make a profound impact and feel the thrill of saving lives alongside us at KBRH.

Imagine being part of a cohesive team of 11 passionate emergency physicians, collectively handling approximately 17,000 patient visits per year. As the regional Trauma and ICU Referral Centre, you'll be entrusted with challenging cases that will push your skills and expertise to new heights. Our population is diverse in age and presentation. You'll encounter engaging cases spanning pediatrics, mental health, trauma, geriatrics, and diverse medical and surgical scenarios, providing an enriching experience in patient care. Collaborating with an incredible team of allied health professionals, such as mental health and substance use nurses, physiotherapists, and round-the-clock respiratory therapists, you'll have the support you need to deliver exemplary care.

Experience the forefront of advanced emergency care at our facility, where a team of accomplished specialists and state-of-the-art onsite medical imaging facilities, including CT and MRI, are dedicated to delivering unwavering excellence. Our department actively engages in facility-wide initiatives, providing dedicated funding for a variety of impactful quality improvement projects, enabling you to contribute significantly to enhancing patient care outcomes.

KBRH stands as a thriving nexus of medical education, offering a dynamic environment where learning and growth thrive. As a valued member of our team, you will have the unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on the future of healthcare by mentoring medical students and residents. By being part of the Southern Medical Program Integrated Clerkship Program and a UBC Family Practice Residency Site, you will not only enhance your own professional growth, but also play a vital role in shaping the next generation of physicians. Engage in stimulating CME activities, including a journal club, immersive simulations, and thought-provoking M+M rounds. Unleash your innovative ideas and shape the future of emergency medicine with us.

If you’re an adaptable and resilient emergency physician, 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 PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca. 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 emergency physicians, even on a part-time basis.

Curious about the magic of the mountain towns that have won over our physicians' hearts? Discover it firsthand with a locum in this remarkable corner of the world. Contact Dr. Melissa Herr at melkherr@gmail.com to find out more.

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.

  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Licensure, or eligible for licensure, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)

    Mandatory coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

    Certification in the College of Family Physicians - Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM) is preferred, however consideration will also be given to physicians with current CCFP who possess emergency experience, even if they do not hold a specialty in Emergency Medicine.

    If you’re a US-trained specialist with ABMS certification in Emergency Medicine, you may be eligible to practice medicine in British Columbia under the USA Certified Class.

Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Our flexible scheduling system provides accommodation for your preferences whenever possible, with 8-14 shifts per month. We offer 4 shifts daily ranging between 6.5-9 hours, to ensure comprehensive coverage across day, evening, and night shifts.

On call requirements: None

Estimated Gross Income

Anticipate an estimated gross annual income ranging from $250,000 to $400,000, determined by a fee-for-service payment structure, MOCAP level 1, and a bonus of $550 per night shift.

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: $17,421
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:

Discover exceptional healthcare at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, the leading diagnostic and acute care facility in the West Kootenays. Committed to meeting the healthcare needs of 85,000 residents in the Kootenay Boundary region, we provide a comprehensive array of services. These include round-the-clock emergency and trauma care, a Level 2 containment laboratory (CL2), an intensive care unit, acute care facilities, a renal dialysis unit, and a neonatal ICU. Our steadfast team of specialists covers various fields such as ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, plastic surgery, psychiatry, urology, general surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, neurology, oncology, and internal medicine. As the regional hub for the 24-hour high acuity response team (HART), we ensure the delivery of expert care to critically ill and injured patients. Join our distinguished medical team at KBRH and make a meaningful impact on a hospital devoted to healthcare excellence.

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