Urgent Hospitalist Locums Needed - July to September 2021

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Blanche River Health
145 Government Road East
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4

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Need a little normalcy in your life?  Want to practice on a more regular basis in rural Ontario over the summer months? Want to locum up to 2 weeks per month away from hot spots? 


Look no further! Exciting opportunity in Kirkland Lake for ED and Hospitalist locums from July to September 2021.

Locum Dates

·        Opportunity for:

Hospitalist locums each month 
Blended coverage with ED (1 week Hospitalist, 1 week ED)
ED locums 

·         July to September (flexible dates – consecutive or spread through each month)


·         2 Hospitalists are scheduled per week and share after hours on-call

·         Rotations 0800-1600h Saturday Friday (7 days in total), with alternating after hours on-call

·         Hospitalists provide support to the intensive care patients (4 bed ICU, 2 bed step-down)

·         Average approximately 35 inpatients per day, split between 2 Hospitalists

·         Blended coverage agreements and additional opportunities for ED shifts

No Covid-19 patients in the hospital 


Daily ED shifts split into 3 time slots (0800-1300h, 1300-1800h & 1800-0800h)

·         Average approximately 25-30 ED patients in a 24 hour period

·         OR Assist opportunities during locum also may be available


·         Hospitalist stipend of $4,000/week (7 days)

·         An additional $500/week over summer months (July 1-September 1)

·         An additional $1000 per travel day stipend offered per 1 week locum

E082A & E083A codes removed from final stipend

·         Applicable Fee for Service billings for the week (approximately $6,000-$7,000).

·         ED remuneration is $151.63/hr, plus 10% in shadow billing

·         Local billing clerks available to assist with billings for a 5% fee to ensure accurate/complete billings



·         Local accommodations provided within a 5 minute drive from the hospital

·         2 layover rooms within hospital for use overnight if required

·         Travel & accommodations reimbursed through GP Vacancy (Health Force Ontario)



·        Medical Degree and Postgraduate Family Medicine training

·         CCFP certification

·         Must hold a current CPSO license

·         Must have current registration with CMPA

 The Kirkland Lake site is a 60-bed facility and has a catchment area of approximately 13,000 residents. In addition to a core staff of dedicated and caring professionals, we offer physiotherapy, respiratory therapy, a fully functional emergency department, an Inpatient Unit with two negative air pressure rooms, general surgery, anaesthesia, 10 visiting specialists, a diagnostic imaging department with a new CT scanner, POC lab services, pharmacy (with onsite chemo mixing), a satellite oncology clinic (via OTN through HSN), mental health psychiatry nurse, CCAC, victim services and a non-urgent patient transfer service.

Crystal Burns
145 Government Road East
Kirkland Lake ON P2N 3P4
Blanche River Health Crystal Burns
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