Discover the rewards of career satisfaction working within a strong culture of teamwork while delivering excellence in care! If you are looking to practice in a welcoming community setting where the lifestyle opportunities are endless, apply today and enjoy both professional and personal satisfaction! Opportunities for both General Adult Psychiatrists and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are available.

Our group of Psychiatrists provides service to KBRH’s 12 bed general adult inpatient unit, consults to the medical/surgical units and the emergency department, as well as maintain a community based practice. Duties will include, but not be limited to, patient assessment and treatment, collaboration with clinicians and managers, and assistance with the development and maintenance of appropriate programs, policies, and procedures. Our team strives to provide quality psychiatric care to residents throughout the Kootenay Boundary region and there are opportunities to engage in outreach to outlying communities and provide telehealth services. Opportunities are also available for those with a desire to pursue an administrative leadership role or further develop a subspecialty area of interest, such as addictions. In addition, in this position you can enjoy teaching with locally placed UBC students and Family Medicine residents.

For a Psychiatrist with additional Child and Youth background, there is an opportunity for a diverse practice. The Child Psychiatrist will work collaboratively with inpatient psychiatry, Community Mental Health Centres and in consultation with our community-based service partners. This position entails a mixture of inpatient and outpatient work and a range of possible practice options are available which may include*:

  • Community child and adolescent mental health services in collaboration with the Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • General adult psychiatry community mental health and inpatient services
  • Developmental delay and mental health services
  • Outreach and tele-psychiatry for children and adolescents services throughout the larger region
  • Private child and adolescent psychiatry services in the community

*options to be discussed further with interested candidates

These positions also offers the flexibility to be part time, full time or even based in another nearby community such as Rossland, Nelson or Grand Forks.

Facility 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.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory

Call Schedule:

  • Hours of work: Flexible
  • On call requirements: 1:5


  • Payment Structure: Combined Fee for Service plus Sessions
  • Estimated Gross Income: $300,000 - 400,000, plus MOCAP level 2
  • Overhead: Overhead costs associated with private practice only

Rural Incentives:

  • Recruitment incentive: $15,000
  • Relocation:$15,000 max (with eligible receipts)
  • Fee Premium: 11.34%
  • Annual retention fee: $9,914
  • 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.
  • Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.

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 singletrack trails for mtn 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.

Imagine working AND playing. Here is your opportunity for both in Rossland and Trail BC.

We are excited to add new graduate or experienced Psychiatrists to our team in Trail. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!