RGPLP - Sparwood Weekend ER Coverage

Role and Facility Information

Coverage of the Sparwood ER.

Friday from 1800-1900, Saturday and Sunday from 0800-1900; Evenings Telephone ER duty 1900-0800.

No in-patients and no attending to patients after the ER closes.

Typically 13-15 patients through the ER daily (range of about 7-25).


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Weekend

Oct 19 2018 to Oct 22 2018
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Weekend Assignment: Friday Oct 19 (1800) until Monday Oct 22 (0800)
Yes Yes
On Call Hours
Sparwood ER coverage:
Friday from 1800-1900, Saturday and Sunday from 0800-1900; Evenings Telephone ER duty 1900-0800.

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.