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RGPALP - GP with Anesthesia needed for Elk Valley Hospital

Role and Facility Information

GPA needed for locum in Fernie in late July. Ideally July 18-31 but dates are somewhat flexible. Combination of office work with elective GPA slates and anaesthesia on-call. Our OR program includes elective endoscopy, visiting general and orthopedic surgery and pediatric dental cases as well as supporting our maternity providers with epidurals and C section coverage. Fernie is a fantastic place to spend part of the summer with an abundance of mountain biking, hiking and fly fishing opportunities.


Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Flexible

Jul 18 2022 to Jul 31 2022
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
9:30am-12:00pm and 2:00-5:00pm for two and a half days per week
Yes Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
There will be 2 days of call per week and possibly one on-call weekend

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

Sparling East medical Centre is a collegial group of 9 physicians conveniently located right in the heart of historic downtown Fernie.

Local Resources

Lab services, blood bank, x-ray, ultrasound, nurses, office staff, midwife, visiting orthopedic, general and dental surgery.

Emergency Framework

Full service Emergency Room that provides acute and trauma care along with limited obstetrical care

Call Expectations

There is an expectation to do 2 nights of GPA call per week. There may be a weekend of GPA call as well. There are ER shifts available but not required or expected.

CME Schedule

No information specified

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

No information specified

EMR Information

EMR System

Intrahealth Profile

What training is provided for the EMR System

Training can be provided if necessary

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

No information specified


No information specified

Social Involvement

No information specified

Clinic Policy

No information specified

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does not provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

To ensure full reimbursement, contact the Locums office to assist with all travel arrangements, based on the government accommodations rate. For more information, email or call 1-877-357-4757.

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

The closest airport is Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, BC, located an hour away.

By car Fernie is located on Highway #3 (The Crow's Nest Pass Highway)

Fernie is also serviced by Greyhound Buslines

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

Your Independent Grocer 2 min drive 550m

Community Centre

Pool, sport clubs, fitness centre

Other Closest Amenities

Restaurants, outdoor activities, banking, post office, shopping