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RGPLP - General Practitioner needed for Haugen Medical Group

Role and Facility Information

Mon to Fri 9-430 pm outpatient clinic but flexible hours and/or days working ok.

On average, 15-20 patients scheduled daily, a mix of young to old patients, but mostly older population.

Mix of virtual (via telephone only) and in person visits ok.

At a minimum, coverage for long term care (LTC) during clinic hours is requested (e.g. answering faxes or phone call requests from LTC RNs/LPNs), and after hours/weekend coverage is preferred but optional (very rare phone calls after hours and in person LTC visits are hardly ever required).

Terms

Not Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Flexible

Jan 10 2022 to Jan 28 2022
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Monday to Friday (0900-1630)
Yes Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
Long-term care 24/7 preferred but optional

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

Clinic located in Armstrong BC, which is a small farming community, with 4 other doctors working at that site. 8 exam rooms with 2-3 doctors working onsite daily. 1-2 MOAs and 1 office manager onsite daily.

Local Resources

Community services (RN/careaids, SW, PT, OT, RT, RD, wound care). Closest hospital 15 min away, Vernon Jubilee, 186 beds, with ICU, internal medicine, gen surg, pediatrics, urology, psychiatry, OB/GYN, ophthal.

Emergency Framework

After hours patients at our clinic must attend walk in clinic and/or ER (at Vernon Jubilee hospital).

Call Expectations

24/7 call for long term care facility preferred but optional (coverage of about 20 patients at 2 long term care facility sites in Armstrong and Enderby). After hour and weekend calls are rare, and in person coverage is extremely rare.

CME Schedule

N/A

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

Local consultants as mentioned above. Other services available but about one hour away at Kelowna General Hospital (cardiology, cardiac cath lab, vascular surgery, neurology, plastics).

EMR Information

EMR System

Med Access

What training is provided for the EMR System

Host physician and/or MOA can assist with EMR training.

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

Host physician and MOA or office manager are happy to meet with locum prior to coverage dates to introduce locum to clinic and EMR. MOA and/or office manager will support locum during coverage dates, and other physicians at clinic site are happy to assist locum if available (usually 1-2 doctors present onsite daily).

Orientation

As above.

Social Involvement

Silver Star Ski Resort located closeby in Vernon BC. Nearby mountains famous for snowmobiling. Plenty of local lakes and walking trails available. Sparkling Hills spa nearby, and various hot springs available about 1 hour drive. Golf courses. Okanagan famous for wineries and fruit orchards.

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does not provide accommodation.

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Private car advised. Public transportation is very limited, but the town is small and very walkable.

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

Askews grocery store located across the street from clinic.

Other Closest Amenities

Nearby restaurants (Subway, A&W, Dairy Queen, Anchor Inn Pub, 2 sushi places, local cafes e.g. Villiage Cheese Company or Wild Oak). Armstrong Inn located beside clinic. Monashee Outdoor store, and local gyms available. Home Hardware.

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