Specialty Anesthesiology

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

We are taking applications for a 5th Anesthetist at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC. Our collegial team would welcome a new graduate or an experienced colleague, and we encourage locums during the recruitment phase to check us out!

As a regional hospital, we serve a catchment area of about 75,000 and our team shares equally in supporting three Operating Rooms, procedures in Ambulatory care, and a pre-screening clinic three days a week. This past spring we opened a new 6-bed state-of-the-art ICU, and in 2018 we expect to have a fixed MRI. Specialist services include: General Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, ENT, Urology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Radiology, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.

We share call equally (24/7), typically 1/5 weekends + 1 day/week. Post-call is typically a day off or a day in the pre-screen clinic. And, if staffing goes below 5 anesthetists, we are supported by the provincial Rural Locum Program.

If you enjoy teaching, there are opportunities with RT Airway refresher training, with medical students and residents, and with helping rural doctors in the area to maintain/upgrade their skills.

If you enjoy outdoor activities, you will love the many amazing opportunities that await you in this beautiful valley between the Rockies and the Purcells. The area has a thriving performing arts community and history of bring good entertainment to town. Come check us out!

Cranbrook has an airport with regular service to Calgary, Vancouver and Kelowna. And we are an hour from the US border and a 4 hour drive to Calgary. Come live and work where others only play!

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
$350,000+ (before rural incentives)
Physician Overhead

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
6-8 weeks/year
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$15,000 max
Recruitment Incentive
$20,000 for full time
Other Benefits/Incentives
Rural Continuing Medical Education funds up to a max of $7,800 year after your 4th year (Note, all rural incentives are determined provincially, not by the health authorities, and current rates are reflected in this posting)
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Live and work in BC


Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, Cranbrook is the business capital of the East Kootenays and the largest city in the Rocky Mountain region. Nestled on a gentle plain with scenic mountain vistas in the distance, it is considered by many to be an ideal location to raise a family or retire. Boasting more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the province, its residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including golf, hiking and skiing. For those who enjoy more urban pursuits, there are shops, boutiques and cafes, as well as an arts centre and heritage attractions. Cranbrook’s economy is driven primarily by mining, forestry, transportation, and tourism.

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