Alberta Health Services, Central Zone, is actively recruiting a General Practitioner with a special interest in Addiction Medicine to establish afull-timepractice with the Virtual Opioid Dependency Program (VODP) at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury (CCMHBI) in the community of Ponoka, AB.The Virtual Opioid Dependency Program is a provincial service that provides immediate same day access to evidence-based treatment, transitional support for people moving between care providers, low-barrier treatment and ongoing care. The scope of practice includes participating in ongoing care as well as occasional coverage for on-call teams.
The teams are located in Ponoka, at the CCMHBI, however physicians have the ability to work remotely periodically
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
The program operates with multidisciplinary teams and shared care 7 days per week from 0800 to 2000h.
Occasional on-call coverage
Obtain and maintain an AHS Medical Staff Appointment and appropriate privileges to provide the Services;
Provide call assistance as per call schedules for the VODP Program, as required;
Abide by the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws, the AHS Medical Staff Rules and AHS policies;
Participate in quality improvement programs and initiatives undertaken within the Department of Family Medicine;
Participate in relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs;
Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities, as assigned;
Work collaboratively with peers and care team colleagues in support of patient care
Have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (required with application);
Have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Family Physicians (CCFP);
Must have recent and relevant experience (within the past 12 months) in all areas of practice required,as well as experience in offering these services as the sole provider;
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and we thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
Alberta Health Services hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous persons.
- Position Classification: Full-time
- FTE: 1
- Department: Family Medicine
- Specialty: Family Medicine - Addiction Medicine
- Secondary Specialty: Addiction Medicine
- Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
- Sponsorship Eligible: No
- Compensation: This Position is 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.
- Posting Date: Sep 15, 2023
- Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
- Target Start Date: Sep 18, 2023
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.