Emergency Medicine


Cranbrook, situated in the stunning Kootenay region of British Columbia, offers a lifestyle rich with cultural and outdoor adventures, backed by a strong sense of community. This unique place isn't merely a location but a setting where dreams flourish, and life brims with possibilities.

The landscape around Cranbrook is a playground for the active soul, with Wasa and Moyie Lakes for water enthusiasts, and the St. Mary River providing a scenic route for canoeing and kayaking. The nearby mountains offer trails for hiking, biking, and rock climbing, while winter brings skiing and snowboarding adventures along the Powder Highway.

Cranbrook’s cultural life pulses with energy, from local art galleries and performances to unique brewpubs and cafés. The community is engaging, offering events and activities that welcome newcomers and integrate them into the local fabric.

Families benefit from Cranbrook’s reputable K-12 education system, including public and private schools. Newcomers find a warm welcome through various events and volunteer opportunities, with housing options ranging from affordable single-family homes to condos and townhouses, catering to diverse preferences.

Embrace a lifestyle where breathtaking scenery and plentiful activities integrate seamlessly with a warm, welcoming community. This singular blend makes Cranbrook make it an unparalleled place to call home.

Practice Details:

Join our team in emergency medicine at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, where quick decision-making and staying calm under pressure are paramount. Our ER doctors enjoy the security of an Alternative Payments Program model, ensuring a stable income and allowing them to focus on delivering exceptional care. This sought-after arrangement is available only in select ERs in BC, providing our physicians with financial peace of mind.

We have 10 emergency physicians, handling 23,000 patient visits per year. EKRH is the regional trauma and ICU referral centre, so you’ll be seeing challenging cases that will keep up your acute care skills but still allow you to live and play in a rural setting. You’ll encounter patients spanning the entire spectrum of emergency medicine, collaborating with an incredible team of allied health professionals, such as mental health and substance use nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and round-the-clock respiratory therapists.

You’ll continue and advance your teaching skills through the many local CME sessions, along with bedside teaching opportunities with residents and medical students that come to the EKRH year-round.

We engage in facility-wide initiatives, providing dedicated funding for a variety of impactful quality improvement projects, enabling you to contribute to enhancing patient care outcomes.

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

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

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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: We offer five 8-hour shifts a day, ensuring 16 hours of double coverage. A full time team member works 14 shifts a month, with the potential for additional shifts based on departmental needs.
On call requirements: None

Estimated Gross Income

Based on a 1.0 FTE (1340 direct patient-care hours and up to 340 indirect hours), you will receive an estimated yearly remuneration of $388,527 + rural fee premium of 14% + rural retention bonus of $21,696 (approximate total income of $464K/year).

RSA Incentives

Recruitment incentive: $20,000, prorated for physicians working less than full time.
Relocation: $9,000 for moves within BC, $12,000 for moves within Canada, and $15,000 for those relocating from outside Canada.
Fee premium: 14%
Annual retention fee: $21,696
RCME funding: $1,320 for up to 2 years in Cranbrook, $3,520 during your 3rd and 4th year, and $5,720 after 4 years, in addition to the Doctors of BC CME funds.

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

East Kootenay Regional Hospital:

Join us at East Kootenay Regional Hospital, an 80-bed regional referral centre serving approximately 82,000 individuals in the beautiful East Kootenay region of BC.

Our 24/7 emergency and trauma services feature a 16-bed unit and a 6-bed ICU. Our high-acuity-response-team provides mobile critical care to stabilize and transfer rural patients.

The hospital includes a level 3 lab with new PCR and MALDI/TOF machines, plus new MRI, SPECT CT, and upcoming CT scanners in the radiology department. Construction is also underway for a new NICU, renovated ER triage, and oncology and renal departments.

With our dedicated team, you’ll find top-notch care across our comprehensive range of services: internal medicine, OB/GYN, general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT, pathology, psychiatry, pediatrics, anesthesia, radiology, urology, and family practice inpatient care.

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