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Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia

Job ID: IHEKH-PAT-4267

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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. Hike or cycle the local trails, play a round of golf, or relax on one of the many lakes only minutes from the city. The mild winter is perfect for cross country and alpine skiing at nearby resorts, or snowmobiling on the almost limitless network of trails. For more urban pursuits, Cranbrook offers shopping, cafés, sports arenas and a lively arts and cultural community. With Cranbrook’s magnificent scenery, friendly people, and abundant activities, it is the ultimate location to live, work and play.

Facility Details — East Kootenay Regional Hospital:

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook is a 77 bed regional referral centre, serving a catchment area of approximately 80,000 people in the East Kootenays. The 4 floor facility offers 24/7 emergency services with 16 beds, a brand new state of the art 6 bed ICU, a full range of medical and surgical services including Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pathology, Psychiatry and Radiology and Urology.

Practice Details:

The East Kootenay Regional Hospital, located at the foot of the Rockies in beautiful Cranbrook, BC, is seeking a General Pathologist (AP/CP) or Anatomical Pathologist with additional training in hematopathology to complete our 4.0 FTE pathology team. Our group performs approximately 10,000 inpatient and outpatient surgical cases and 10-15 hospital autopsies per year, as well as non-gynecological cytopathology, frozen sections, and bone marrow biopsies. There is also an opportunity to perform coroner’s autopsies if interested. We have active hematology, transfusion medicine, and medical biochemistry services (with lesser involvement in microbiology), and provide medical leadership for all of the Interior Health laboratories in the East Kootenay region. The vibrant, dedicated technical and support staff and engaging relationships shared with our clinical colleagues make for an exceptional work environment. In conjunction with a diverse, well-rounded practice and location which engenders work-life balance, pathology in Cranbrook offers a highly fulfilling career.

The ideal candidate will have strong skills in surgical pathology, laboratory diagnostics, and will be comfortable evaluating bone marrow biopsies and peripheral smears. Working well within an independent practice in a small group environment. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to forge strong working relationships with the hospital and laboratory staff are also imperative.

The East Kootenay Regional Hospital serves a catchment of approximately 80,000 people, and supports a Level 4 BCCA oncology clinic, on-site MRI, and specialist services in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Urology, ENT, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, and Radiology.

Cranbrook is an outdoor paradise with breathtaking scenery and wildlife, within 2 hours drive of 5 ski hills, a 30 minute drive to your choice of 6 golf courses, and home to world-renowned rivers and lakes for fishing, boating, kayaking or rafting. We are also close to the border and by car you can reach Spokane (3.5 hours) and Whitefish/Kalipsell (2.5 hours). There are also multiple sites for camping and hunting as well as a plethora of hiking, mountain biking, and road biking trails waiting to be explored. Cranbrook has a robust educational system with great public and private schools including French immersion, a local community college with courses available to the public and access to the arts with a local theater and symphony. We are a thriving community – something for everyone! Cranbrook is home to the College of the Rockies and an international airport, and is located 4 hours (392 km) from Calgary and 6 hours (529 km) from Kelowna.

"Practicing General Pathology in a community hospital within the BC Interior is a dream come true for me. Strong connections with local clinicians and a dedicated laboratory staff make for a highly collegial work environment, and the privilege of caring for patients across multiple platforms (chemistry, hematology, transfusion, microbiology, and surgical pathology) and following their outcomes over time cannot be overstated. As a pathologist, I feel valued and appreciated as an important member of the clinical team. Combined with the stunning beauty and endless recreation that the mountains have to offer, BC is the perfect place to live, play, and work at a career that is truly rewarding." Dr. Launny Lowden, General Pathologist, EKRH

    • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) or eligible for Fellowship;
    • Eligible for full or provisional licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC;
    • Canadian Medical Protective Association coverage;
    • AP/CP Board with eligibility for licensure with the BC College
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full Time
  • On call requirements: To be determined
  • Payment Structure
    • Service Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $363,030 for 210 service days
  • Overhead
    • No overhead cost
  • Additional Incentives
    • Rural Incentives for this site include:
    • Recruitment Incentive: $20,000
    • Relocation:$9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
    • Fee Premium: 14%
    • Annual Flat fee of 14,076
    • Rates are subject to change annually and are not controlled by the Health Authority.
    • Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.
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