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Addiction Medicine Physician (ARCH) (23-RAH-PSY-ARCH-17) Part-time Job

2 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Edmonton Zone New ▾ ▸ 1 additional location Edmonton Zone   5 views
Job Details


Alberta Health Services, Royal Alexandra Hospital, in partnership with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, is inviting applications from physicians with expertise in Addiction Medicine for a position on the Addiction Recovery and Community Health (ARCH) Team. The Royal Alexandra Hospital is an 895 bed acute care hospital that serves a diverse group of over 500,000 patients annually.

The ARCH Team is a specialty consult service that provides treatment recommendations for patients with high risk substance use accessing the emergency department or admitted to the RAH. The ARCH physician completes patient assessments, makes treatment recommendations and provides ongoing patient care as needed. ARCH physicians supervise postgraduate medical trainees who are completing elective rotations with the team. ARCH physicians are part of a multidisciplinary team that includes social workers, peer support workers, addiction counselors, nurse practitioners and a pharmacist.

The ARCH Team physicians are on site from 0800 daily and provide on-call coverage until 2100.


An interest in the education of residents and students is highly desirable as the successful candidate is expected to apply for a Clinical Faculty Appointment in the appropriate department at the University of Alberta.

Candidates must be eligible for certification with either the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada. They must also be licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). Additional training or experience in addiction medicine is required. All applicants must have secured approval from the CPSA for opioid agonist treatment initiation.

Recruiter Contact:

Interested persons who meet the above qualifications should apply to this posting on and forward 1) their curriculum vitae, and 2) the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Sheri Klassen, Medical Director, ARCH Team,

This position is not sponsorship eligible.

The optimal start date is Fall 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidatesare encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified men and women, including Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.2
  • Department: Addiction & Mental Health
  • Specialty: Family Medicine - Addiction Medicine
  • Secondary Specialty: Addiction Medicine
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Remuneration is fee-for-service
  • Community Info:

    The Community

    The City of Edmonton always has something to celebrate. The self-styled Festival City, boasts a full calendar of events year-round. Whether its food and wine, arts and culture, dragon boat races or accordion music, theres always something going on. Edmonton hugs the North Saskatchewan River, and the river valley parkland is the largest corridor in North America over 22 times larger than New York Citys Central Park! With over 30 miles of trails to walk and bike, theres ample opportunity to enjoy the expansive park space. In addition, the local arts and entertainment scene is second-to-none, with a thriving arts and cultural scene, fantastic restaurants, world-class shopping, professional sports teams and stadium concerts to choose from.

  • Posting Date: Jun 23, 2023
  • Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
  • Target Start Date: Oct 1, 2023
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
General Practitioners and Family Physicians are licensed health care professionals and are educated in the general practice, with opportunities to focus their practice in specialized areas.
Specialist physicians are trained and certified to provide patient care within a specific discipline. They also act as consultants to other physicians; perform surgery and supervise surgical procedures; and may conduct research on the nature, cause and development of diseases.