RGPLP - RGPLP - Locum Assignment (Filled)

Role and Facility Information

Elkford is a great place to work with friendly supportive staff and colleagues. Locums work both clinic and emerg with another family doctor. Clinic appointments are 20 minutes long and the emerg is low volume, averaging 4 patients per day. No inpatient work. The Elkford doctors share call with Sparwood (25 mins from Elkford). This locum has only one call morning/evening in Sparwood; the call morning can be switched out if the locum prefers. The Elk Valley has many beautiful trails and wild spaces - great snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and downhill skiing in the area!

*** As of April 1st 2018, the daily rate for Elkford is: $1095 ***


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates

Mar 16 2020 to Mar 20 2020
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30 pm
Yes No
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
Thursday March 19th on call in Sparwood 8-9am and 5-7pm

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.