Emergency Medicine


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:

Step into the dynamic and interconnected world of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), where your expertise in emergency medicine will not only shine, but also contribute to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in patient care. Join our passionate team of emergency physicians in a role that promises not just challenges but unparalleled opportunities for growth and impact.

Imagine being part of a cohesive team of 11 passionate emergency physicians, collectively managing approximately 17,000 patient visits per year. As the regional Trauma and ICU Referral Centre, we handle complex cases that will test and expand your skills and expertise. Our patient demographic is diverse, covering pediatrics to geriatrics, mental health, trauma, and various medical and surgical scenarios, ensuring a rich and fulfilling patient care experience.

We are equipped with state-of-the-art onsite medical imaging facilities, including CT and MRI, providing you with the tools and support necessary to excel in emergency medicine. Collaborating with an incredible team of allied health professionals—from mental health and substance use nurses to physiotherapists and round-the-clock respiratory therapists—you’re well-supported to deliver exemplary care.

We are deeply involved in facility-wide initiatives, with dedicated funding for meaningful quality improvement projects, allowing you to play a key role in enhancing patient outcomes. As a hub for medical education, we offer numerous opportunities for learning, mentorship, and innovation. Engaging with medical students and residents through programs like the Southern Medical Program Integrated Clerkship and the UBC Family Practice Residency Site, you’ll contribute significantly to shaping the next generation of healthcare professionals. With activities like journal clubs, immersive simulations, and M+M rounds, we ensure your growth is continuous and impactful.

As a crucial member of our team at KBRH, you’re positioned to make a lasting impact on the future of healthcare. Here, your innovative ideas are not just welcomed—they’re essential to our collective mission to redefine emergency medicine. Join us and be part of a team where every challenge is an opportunity to improve, innovate, and excel.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
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 Physician Recruitment today. 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.

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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. Melissa Herr 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: 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

As an emergency medicine physician in Trail, you can expect total compensation of around $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: $17,790
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.

Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at 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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