Specialty General Surgery

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Nestled in the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, on the banks of the Columbia River, the West Kootenay communities of Trail and Rossland await. Enjoy breathtaking vistas year round, powder skiing at Red Mountain Resort, biking along mountain trails and bountiful fishing, all only minutes away. As a hotbed for technology, research and development, these Kootenay mountain towns provide innovative industry and lifestyle. Offering a safe, welcoming community atmosphere, affordable real estate, and outstanding recreational facilities, Trail and Rossland are wonderful locations to raise a family. Make Trail or Rossland your home and live where you work and play!

Clinic Details — Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital:

The largest diagnostic and acute care hospital in the West Kootenays, the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) is a 75-bed full service regional hospital serving 80,000 people in the Kootenay Boundary region. KBRH offers core specialist physician services including 24-hour Emergency and Trauma Services, Level 2 Laboratory, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Acute and Obstetrical Care, Orthopedics, Plastics, Urology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Chemotherapy and advanced diagnostic services. KBRH is the regional base for the 24-hour High Acuity Response Team (HART) consisting of dedicated critical care transport nurses, and as required, respiratory therapists, who respond to support rural and remote clinicians in the transport and management of critically ill and injured patients. Transport is supported by BC Ambulance Services (BCAS) for major medical care with transfer to Kelowna that is 313 kilometers from Trail.

Practice Details:

The 5 general surgeons of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail BC are looking for a 6th general surgeon to complement our service. We provide regional surgical care to approximately 80,000 people of the West Kootenay Boundary. The 6th surgeon will strengthen the program as we share the clinical responsibilities and continue to support our outreach service to surrounding communities.

This is a collegial working environment with dedicated medical staff and a robust hospitalist service to assist with the perioperative and medical care of patients. There is a nice balance of opportunity between office, endoscopy and operating room procedures, with 2 OR and 2 endoscopy days available at KBRH per month. There is a requirement to perform endoscopic procedures, while ability to perform or learn pacemaker competency and peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter and permacath insertion for our renal patients would be an asset. There is also an optional teaching component with 3rd year medical students.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
$200,000 - $250,000 at .5 FTE
Physician Overhead
Overhead costs associated with private practice only

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
CME funding: Up to 2 years $600, in 3rd & 4th year $3,600, after 4 years $6,600. REAP bursary for 5th year residents. Rural Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer.

Live and work in BC


The city of Trail is situated on the Columbia River in the Rockies region of British Columbia. Known as “Home of Champions,” the city takes pride in its reputation for developing successful athletes, industries, and arts and education leaders. Trail also boasts a moderate climate with warm summers and mild winters. Residents enjoy first-class recreational facilities, two excellent golf courses as well as opportunities nearby for mountain biking, fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing.

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