Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Nestled in the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges and situated on the Columbia River in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, the communities of Trail and Rossland await. Trail is a thriving sports town offering innovative industry and lifestyle with an immediate population of approximately 8,000 people and a total regional catchment population of approximately 80,000. Nearby Rossland is home to approximately 3500 people and Red Mountain Resort. Both Rossland and Trail boast excellent community atmospheres and distinctive characters, having an “Old World Feel.” Wonderful locations to raise a family, Rossland and Trail are special places with friendly, welcoming and safe communities offering affordable real estate, an active arts and culture community, and a variety of service clubs and organizations, outstanding recreational facilities and an abundance of outdoor activities. Also known as “Home of Champions,” Trail takes pride in its’ reputation for developing successful athletes, industries and arts and education leaders.

Truly a four season destination; enjoy breathtaking vistas, excellent powder skiing at Rossland’s Red Mountain Resort, nature walks or biking along the mountain trail and bountiful fishing, all only minutes away. Rossland is known as the mountain bike capital of Canada with over 200 km of professionally maintained multi-use single-track trails for mountain biking, trail running, hiking and snowshoeing. Not only are these Kootenay mountain towns blessed with a central location and temperate climates, but it is also a hotbed for technology, research and development. Trail’s exceptional education, financial and retail services ensure that its residents have everything they need at their disposal without the need to travel outside of the region. One visit and it’s easy to see why Rossland and Trail are highly desirable communities in the Kootenay Boundary region.

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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:

We are recruiting a third pediatrician to join us in providing community consulting services to the region, including a community consulting practice with hospital-based acute care. Our 75 bed regional referral centre includes a designated paediatric ward and level 1B nursery. Hospital-based consulting includes the emergency room, case room, nursery, and inpatient paediatrics.

We work closely with a tight knit group of obstetricians, family-practice based obstetrics providers and midwives, as part of our larger maternal-child department.

Our two-pediatrician outpatient clinic, located near the hospital, welcomes a third physician to join our collegial practice. Opportunities exist for career development, including developing and practicing an area of special interest or expertise. Multidisciplinary diabetes, asthma and eating disorders clinics are coordinated locally. The site is affiliated with UBC, and we are closely involved in teaching undergraduate students and family medicine residents. There is also opportunity to provide funded outreach clinics to nearby communities, if interested. A hospital-based paediatric telehealth room will be available for sub specialty consults.

For those interested, locum opportunities also available during the recruitment period.

We are excited to add new graduate or experienced Pediatricians to our team in the West Kootenays! The region is well suited to outdoor enthusiasts with endless downhill skiing, nordic skiing, mountain biking and hiking in Rossland, Trail and the surrounding area.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
$325,000 plus MOCAP level 1
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
$9,000-15,000 based on move location
Recruitment Incentive
$15,000 (For Full Time)
Other Benefits/Incentives
CME funding: Up to 2 years $600, in 3rd & 4th year $3,600, after 4 years $6,600 ** 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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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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