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RGPLP - General Practitioner needed to cover the Sparwood Emergency Dept for Elkford physician on weekend

Role and Facility Information

Elkford and Sparwood physicians share coverage of the Sparwood Emergency Department and there are vacant positions in Elkford, meaning we need someone to cover the Sparwood Emergency department (for the Elkford clinic).

The emergency department is only open 0800-1900. Rural Locum Program rates apply

Terms

Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Weekend

Mar 24 2023 to Mar 27 2023
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Weekend assignment - covering Sparwood emergency department (for Elkford physician)
Yes Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
WEEKEND COVERAGE: Friday (1800) until Monday (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.

Orientation

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.

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