RGPLP - General Practitioner needed for Elkford Medical Clinic

Role and Facility Information

clinic coverage


Per Diem Rate for RGPLP

Daily Rate

Per 24 hours

communities - $900.00

Weekend Coverage

Fri 18:00 to Monday 08:00

communities - $2,450.00

Please note:
In the event of a weekend, including a statutory holiday, payment will be a calculation of the weekend rate plus one day of the daily rate based on community type.

APP Communities under the Rural GP Locum Program Only
Communities funded under an Alternative Payment Program (APP) clinical service contract stipulate a 50/50 split for all third-party payments (50% of the claim paid to the Health Authority/agencies; 50% of the payment returned the APP). Rural GP Locums will receive their daily rate, plus 60% of the 50% third-party payment(s) received by the Health Authority. Any third-party payments will be paid directly to the locum by the Host Physician/clinic or Health Authority.

Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates

Jul 09 2018 to Jul 13 2018
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
M-F 9-5
Yes No
On Call Hours
Jul 10 8-9 am and 5-7 pm and phone coverage after 7 pm until 8 am the following morning

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

5 part-time physicians sharing 2 FTE, 1 nurse, 3 office staff, 1 part-time NP.

Local Resources

Lab, x-ray, pharmacy, physio, social workers, mental heath, public health, home nursing.

Emergency Framework

Ambulance including Air Ambulance services.

Call Expectations

24 hours. ER Department open 9:00 - 4:30 (M-F).

Call for the Sparwood Health Centre ER is shared 1:5 with the Sparwood physicians.

Coverage for Elkford physicians is 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 7:00-9:00 pm on On-Call days in Sparwood.

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

All types of specialists are available, diabetic nurse educator.

EMR Information

EMR System

Meditech and Profile

What training is provided for the EMR System

The GP will train the locum or they will set up with IT.

Profile training can be set up with the MOA's providing additional assistance.

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

Locum information binder.


Activated swipe cards, hands on with binders and manuals, MOA will provide anything that is needed.

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

Apartments with kitchenette and laundry facilities will be booked by an MOA whenever needed.

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Fly via Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal to Cranbrook.

Car Rentals Budget and Enterprise are located at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

Local bus service throughout Elkford provided by BC Transit.

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

Kootenay Market - open 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Community Centre

Pool, hot tub, sauna, hiking, skiing, arena/skating.

Other Closest Amenities

Bank, restaurants, pub, laundromat.