Primary Care Networks
Bring your clinical expertise and passion for providing quality, compassionate care to a challenging and rewarding role as a Family Physician/General Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner for a Primary Care Network (PCN) in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. Learn more about exciting new job opportunities today!
The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Interior Health Authority to address the health care needs of our community.
The goals of our PCN include the:
- implementation of processes to ensure all people in the community have access to quality primary care;
- provision of extended hours of care, including early mornings, evenings and weekends;
- provision of same-day access for urgently needed care;
- provision of comprehensive primary care services through networking of primary care providers and teams.
The city of Trail is situated on the Columbia River in the Rockies region of British Columbia, 18 kilometres north of the Canada-USA border. Known as “Home of Champions,” the city takes pride in its reputation for developing successful athletes, industries, and arts and education leaders.
A regional financial and service centre, Trail is also home to one of the largest lead-zinc smelter complexes in the world. The Trail area boasts a moderate climate with warm summers and mild winters. Residents enjoy first-class recreational facilities, two excellent golf courses as well as nearby mountain biking, fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing.
Trail has an area of 34.78 square kilometres (13.43 sq mi). The city is located on both banks of the Columbia River, approximately 10 km north of the United States border. This section of the Columbia River valley is located between the Monashee Mountains to the west and the Selkirk Mountains to the east. The Columbia flows directly north-south from Castlegar, turns east near downtown Trail, and then meets the Canada–United States border at Waneta and the Pend d'Oreille River.
Summer climate in Trail is generally hot and dry with moderately cool nights. Temperatures often exceed 35 °C (95 °F) during summer afternoons, average 29 °C (84.2 °F). Thunderstorms are common during the late-Spring and Summer season, often moving into the valley from the south. The fall months bring dense river fog, especially overnight and in the morning, as a cold air inversion lingers above the relatively warm river surface. Winters are mild to cold with periods of moderate snowfall. Nearby villages such as Warfield and Fruitvale often receive greater amounts of snow due to higher elevation.
The Monashee Mountains are the first major mountain range east of the Coastal Mountains to intercept moisture laden westerly flow from the Pacific Ocean. As a result, areas west of Trail, including the Christina Range, Rossland Range, the city of Rossland, and the Blueberry-Paulson section of the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3) receive greater amounts of winter precipitation, mostly in the form of heavy snow. Vegetation in the Trail area, although fairly lush, is noticeably drier than other areas with a more westerly aspect.
The mighty Columbia River flows through the heart of Trail and has been instrumental in shaping its history. From mining to sternwheelers, power supply to recreation, the beauty and mystery of this majestic river brings life to the community.
Committed to fostering civic pride, the Communities in Bloom Committee demonstrates residents’ can-do attitude with achievements ranging from heritage conservation to environmental awareness presented with a burst of colour.
Whether your passion is recreation or history, physical or cerebral, Trail has something for everyone. Its small town friendliness, lifestyle, rich history, favourable climate and access to four-season and first-class recreational facilities make it easy and affordable to explore!
Register online and our recruitment consultants can:
- Guide you through registration and licensing procedures.
- Match your skills and interests to opportunities in the regions of your choice.
- Provide you with information about communities of interest.
- Connect you with prospective clinics and opportunities.
- Connect you with appropriate resources (such as transition-to-practice supports) throughout the health system.
- Provide and connect you to the personal and professional support you will need from the initial stages of expressing interest to the arrival at your new clinical practice.