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Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia


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Cranbrook is a thriving city, cradled on a gentle plain by snow-capped mountains. Boasting the most sunshine in British Columbia, Cranbrook’s idyllic climate presents the perfect conditions for outdoor adventure in all four seasons. Hike or cycle the local trails, play a round of golf, or relax on one of the many lakes only minutes from the city. During winter, enjoy cross country and alpine skiing at nearby resorts, or snowmobiling on the almost limitless network of trails. Cranbrook offers unique shops, farmers markets, cafés, sports arenas, an aquatic centre, cinema as well as two theatres and heritage culture. With Cranbrook’s magnificent scenery, friendly people, and small town charm, it is considered by many the ideal place to raise a family and the ultimate location to live, work and play.​
Clinic Details — East Kootenay Regional Hospital:

The East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook is an 80 bed regional referral centre, serving a catchment area of approximately 82,000 people in the East Kootenay Area. This facility offers 24/7 Emergency services with 16 monitored beds, a modern 6 bed ICU, and supported by a comprehensive Medical Imaging program. The East Kootenay Regional Hospital is currently under construction to support a new SPECT CT that will be ready for use in Fall of 2022.

A full range of medical and surgical services is offered including Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pathology, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Anesthesia, Radiology, Urology and Family Practice inpatient care service.

Practice Details:

Fantastic opportunity for a Hospitalist to join the team at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. In the Hospitalist position, you will be part of our talented group of dedicated and collegial professionals providing the most up to date, comprehensive, quality patient centered care. Our team of hospitalists’ work in the acute inpatient medicine setting and function in a MRP (most responsible physician) role for complex medical and co-management of surgical patients, as well as palliative care. Working throughout the hospital, except in the ICU, we enjoy excellent support from our specialist and ICU colleagues. Working approximately 8 hours per shift we see an average of 14-18 inpatients per shift. Participation in after-hours call is mandatory. Our program supports the complex and diverse medical needs of our patients in an environment that fosters collaboration among specialists. We are excited to add new graduate or experienced Hospitalists to our growing team in Cranbrook. We also welcome Hospitalists seeking locum opportunities. Inquire to learn more. "Working as a hospitalist at EKRH is both challenging and stimulating. With diverse and complex medicine, I am constantly growing as a clinician and although challenged, I feel well supported by excellent specialist colleagues. With a smaller sized hospital, you have the opportunity to build relationships with your staff and peers. Since EKRH is situated in the Rocky Mountains, after work there are endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors creating a great work-life balance. From mountain biking and fishing in the summer, to skiing and skating in the winter, there is always something fun to do. Cranbrook is truly one of the best places to work, live and raise a family!" - Dr. Elena Schroeder, Hospitalist at East Kootenay Regional Hospital

    • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • • Membership with The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)• Eligible for licensure with CPSBC• Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full Time
  • On call requirements: Mandatory
  • Payment Structure
    • Service Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • • Range $240,000-$260,000 (for full-time), plus MOCAP level 2 • BC hourly rate for hospitalists is currently $174.18 plus incentives as indicated below
  • RSA Incentives
    • • Rural Incentives include (pro-rated for physicians working less than full-time): • Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location• Recruitment Bonus: $20,000• Fee Premium: 14%• Annual retention fee: $16,116.00• RCME: Up to 2 years $1,800; In 3rd & 4th year $4,800; after 4 years $7,800 Rural Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer. Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for loan forgiveness programs.
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