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Locums – OSS/ESS

Locums for OSS/ESS can be sent to admin@oss-online.ca and will be updated here on a regular basis. If you have a posting you’d like to share, please include:

  • Community and Facility Name
  • Coverage Description
  • Coverage Dates
  • Skills Needed
  • Contact Information

A summary of current postings will be sent out monthly to the Rural Surgery & Obstetrics email group.

Recent Locum Postings

Updated May, 2023

Community & DatesCoverage Details
Hinton, AB
Dates: Nov 2023, long term placement available
Skills: OSS
Hinton is 3 hours west of Edmonton and 45 minutes east of Jasper.  Deliveries 180-220/y.
Flexible start date but needed for Nov 2023.
Call 1/3 for OSS.  Family medicine clinic, ER, hospitalist available with locum or long term placement available.
Contact: Erica Button – ericabutton@hotmail.com
Trail, BC
Short or long term locums, flexible dates
Skills: Low risk obstetrics, C-section/OSS
Locum opportunity in Trail, BC to cover low risk obstetrics with FP group and c-sections. Number of shifts, duration and timing of locum very flexible with additional coverage particularly needed over August. Very cohesive, well organized group with OB backup in the community. FP Clinic coverage available if interested. Endless recreation!
Contact: Jen Dressler – jen.dressler@gmail.com
Fort Frances, ON
Dates: June 6-12, 2023
Skills: C-Section
Coverage needed for Riverside Health Care Facilities in Fort Frances. Most important skill is c-section, other FP-OB providers will be present but don’t do c/s.
Contact: Lorena Jenks – lljen@shaw.ca
Olds, AB
Dates: immediate availability
Skills: ESS/OSS, Low Risk Obstetrics, ER
1:3 C/S call, 1:7 low risk call (c/s call scheduled at the same time), participation in the ER rotation with the opportunity to pick up shifts and office. Optional participation in the hospitalist program.
We are a collegial supportive group. Great opportunity for new grads.
Olds delivers between 150-200 babes a year and is located in central AB. 1 hour to Calgary. 40 min to Red Deer. 2 hours drive to Banff. 
Olds has a population of 9000. We have full amenities, and many recreation opportunities. 
Contact: Rebecca Sloan – rsloan@ualberta.ca
Canmore, AB
Dates: June 1 – Aug 15, 2023
Skills: ESS/OSS, Family Med Clinic, Low Risk Obstetrics (No ER)
Looking for someone to help cover low risk obstetrics call and c-section call, as well as one day of family medicine clinic per week. One could take more family medicine clinic if they would like. Locum would include about 8 shifts of c-section call per month, and 6-8 shifts of low risk obstetrics per month. 
Contact: Christy Harzan – christina.harzan@gmail.com
Dates: Open
Skills: ESS/OSS, ER, clinic, hospitalist
Always interested in speaking with locums that might be interested in work in Inuvik. For ESS/OSS we can offer as short as a week at times but generally two weeks.
Contact: Gail Robson – gail.robson@medportal.ca