Orthopedic Surgeon


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:

Kootenay Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is recruiting an orthopaedic surgeon to join our team. The successful candidate will be a general orthopaedic surgeon. Subspecialty training in arthroplasty, trauma, or hand and wrist will be considered assets.

The successful applicant needs to:

• have passed Canadian licencing exams FRCS (C)
• have CMPA liability insurance coverage
• obtain a licence to practice in British Columbia

The successful applicant is expected to:

• provide MOCAP level one on-call coverage; call is equally distributed and averages 1:5/6
• operate at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and open an elective practice in the Trail/Rossland area
• teach medical students and residents during their orthopaedic surgery rotations

As part of the selection process, it is expected that short listed candidates will work as a locum for a determined period of time in order to allow the candidate to become familiar with the team, the work site, and the community before the final decision is made.

There is an opportunity for the successful candidate to join an existing practice with four orthopaedic surgeons with shared overhead costs and office space.

The West Kootenay region offers unparalleled outdoor recreation including world class alpine and nordic skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and golf. The area has excellent public anglophone and francophone schools and a very friendly and welcoming community.

To apply, email your CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca.

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: This is a full-time position.
On call requirements: The position offers MOCAP level one on-call coverage, with call responsibilities being equally distributed among colleagues and averaging once every five to six days.

Estimated Gross Income

As a general orthopaedic surgeon in Trail, you'll earn between $400,000-$600,000, based on a fee-for-service model and MOCAP level 1.

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: $600 for up to 2 years in Trail, $3,600 during your 3rd and 4th year, and $6,600 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:

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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