RGPLP - RGPLP - Locum Assignment (Filled)

Role and Facility Information

Weekend coverage from 6pm-7pm Friday Jan 24th and 8am to 7pm on Jan 25th and 26th. No-inpatients. The ER closes at 7pm.

Average volume of about 12-13 patients per day through the ER.

Locum apartment directly across the street from the Hospital.

(Although the locum is listed as "Elkford" you will not be working in Elkford, only covering my call for the Sparwood ER).

*** As of April 1st 2018, the weekend flat rate for Sparwood is $2,982. ***


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Weekend

Jan 24 2020 to Jan 27 2020
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
No Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
WEEKEND COVERAGE: (1800) Friday January 24th until (0800) Monday January 27th, 2020.

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 5:00-7:00 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.