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Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner Full-time Job

2 years ago   Doctor / Physician   Lethbridge   58 views
Job Details


Looking for a family physician that will provide full scope of practice, which will include primary care (office practice) as well as inpatient and emergency medicine. Team player to work with the local physicians as well as the medical team within the community.

- Must reside in and have his/her primary residence in Athabasca

- Establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the community

- Provision of extended hours (including evening & weekends) of comprehensive care within the base community

- Provide hospital and call support as per call schedules, including full time participation in the Emergency Department and other call schedules as required.

- Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities

- Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned.

The successful candidate is recruited for the community of Athabasca. Once chosen, the successful candidate may choose to operate their business by joining an existing practice or opening their own practice. This is the candidate’s independent business decision and will not be managed through the recruitment process. There is a Primary Care Network in the community.

PLEASE NOTE ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES MOVING FORWARD WITH INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONTACTED. Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

Additional Notes About Athabasca

The Town of Athabasca is a diverse rural community located 150 km North of Edmonton on Highway 2. Athabasca is the home of a Healthcare Centre, a fully accredited facility with acute care beds and continuing care beds servicing a growing population of 11,360. This area includes the Town of Athabasca, a large portion of the County of Athabasca, a portion of the MD of Opportunity (which includes Calling Lake), 11 Hamlets and 5 Summer Villages.

Athabasca is a service hub of the energy communities of Ft.McMurray, Wabasca and Lac La Biche. It is home to forestry, agriculture, oil and gas development and Athabasca University. Al Pac(Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries) is known for being the best pulp company of the world, Athabasca University supports approximately 37,000 students through on-line distance learning. The region is continually experiencing growth due to industrial development of Alberta’s Energy Corridor and supports numerous energy and natural resource companies.

Although many might expect that rural living sacrifices the benefits of urban centres, Athabasca offers a harmonious balance of both worlds. While residents take in the wide-open spaces, endless outdoor opportunities and small town experience, they may also enjoy an experience of a larger urban centre. Similar to that of a large city, we have many retail opportunities. We have a thriving arts scene which is best on display at the Nancy Appleby Theatre, where we host musical and theatrical performances.

We are home to the Athabasca Regional Multiplex, an indoor sports and leisure facility that hosts hockey, curling, soccer, baseball and musical performances. To learn more about our facility please visit: The Athabasca Golf and Country Club situated along the Athabasca River has 18 scenic holes and has much to offer a golfer. It is known as one of the most scenic golf courses in Alberta.

Winter sports entail snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. In summer, free time is taken up with the numerous lakes; fishing, water skiing, swimming, boating and camping. Athabasca has many different denominations, so finding a church is not a problem. There are also numerous walking trails that are well used by hikers, joggers and bikers. For those that are pursuing the healthy living experience, Athabasca has much to offer. Don’t forget to visit the Farmer’s Market for farm fresh produce. The beautiful Athabasca River valley is another attraction you don’t want to miss.

More information can be obtained on line at: County; Town; Aspen School; Athabasca University; Real Estates; and Travel Time: to Edmonton – 1.5 hours, To Calgary – 4.5 hours

Acute Beds: 27

Discharges: 401

ED Visits: 12,715


· Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

· Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

· CCFP (desired)

· Candidate must have independent Emergency Room & Acute Care Hospital Experience in a rural setting within the past 1-2 years.

Preference will be given to applicants who do not require, or have completed, the CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment (PRA-AB).

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

Registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) or proof of Eligibility for Alberta Licensure required (to be included with application).

All physicians who wish to practice in Alberta must hold a valid license with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta. For more information on obtaining this license and the eligibility requirements, please visit College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta www.cpsa.ab


Fee for Service

On Call Stipend – Physicians are remunerated for being on call.

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Compensation Programs – AMA Membership compensation programs are under review and may be subject to change.

*For complete details on AMA Membership Compensation & Benefits, click here.

Recruiter Contact:

Gail Hachey, CHIM

Title: Physician Resource Planner, AHS North Zone (Medical Affairs)


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.