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:

Are you ready to revolutionize healthcare in the East Kootenays? East Kootenay Regional Hospital (EKRH) is on the lookout for hospitalists who are eager to make a difference. Here, innovation is our baseline, and empathy is our language. Step into a role where you’re more than a physician—you’re a pioneer in patient-centred care.

Why EKRH? Our hospitalist team is at the core of a healthcare evolution, focusing on comprehensive care across all patient life stages. Your expertise will not only be valued, but will also be pivotal in crafting wellness journeys that resonate on a personal level with each patient. It’s about bringing your whole self to work, leveraging your medical prowess and innate compassion to foster an environment where patients and professionals alike can thrive.

This isn’t just another job; it’s an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary team that’s redefining what it means to provide care. From acute to chronic management, your work here will be as varied as it is rewarding. As a member of our team, you’ll function in an MRP (most responsible physician) role, navigating the complexities of acute inpatient medicine, complex medical management, co-management of surgical patients, and even palliative care. Our hospitalists enjoy excellent support from specialist and ICU colleagues, fostering a smaller environment where building relationships with staff and peers is a given.

Your involvement in initiatives aimed at Physician Quality Improvement (PQI), supported by Doctors of BC, empowers you to lead meaningful advancements in healthcare. At EKRH, being a hospitalist is more than a job; it’s a role that extends beyond patient care, embracing personal fulfillment and professional development within a culture that cherishes work-life balance.

Joining us means you’re also part of a collaborative partnership with UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. This connection offers unparalleled opportunities for mentorship, learning, and growth, blurring the lines between providing care and advancing your skills. Ready to be at the forefront of healthcare innovation? EKRH is your next step.

Discover a career where your impact is immediate, and your contribution is crucial. Welcome to a new era of healthcare at EKRH, where every day is a chance to reshape the future of medicine.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
If you're a hospitalist motivated by intellectual curiosity, skilful collaboration, and unwavering compassion, we invite you to join EKRH's supportive team. 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 hospitalists, even on a part-time basis.

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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. Elena Schroeder 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.

Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Working a standard 8-hour shift, you'll engage with an average of 14–18 inpatients per rotation.
On call requirements: Working a standard 8-hour shift, you'll engage with an average of 14–18 inpatients per rotation.

Estimated Gross Income

You’ll be compensated on the provincial APP clinical service contract’s hourly rate of $187.38, plus MOCAP level 2.

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: $21,246
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 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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