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General Practitioner (Addiction Medicine Physician) for Addiction Recovery Centre (23-ARC-PSY-FAM-19) Full-time Job

2 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Edmonton Zone   5 views
Job Details


An exciting opportunity with specialized focus in addiction medicine currently exists within Alberta Health Services Clinical Department of Family Medicine and Addictions and Mental Health. If your practice aligns with our clinical foundations of being detox recovery oriented, strength based and hope inspired, this may be the opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of others. The detox role at the Addiction Recovery Centre (ARC), requires an integrated knowledge of counseling, pharmacology, internal medicine and public health.

Operating within a multi-disciplinary team including counselors, nurses, and various other clinical and administrative support roles, Physicians provide medical services to clients including primary care, writing/reviewing prescriptions, coaching and counseling, initiating medical protocols based on assessment, complete medicals and referral for ongoing treatment and regular consultations and medical leadership within the team.

The clinical time commitment will be flexible with opportunity for up to 5 half day clinics per week at ARC with some evening on call coverage (from home). In addition, on-call weekend coverage on a rotational basis will be required at ARC. Cross-coverage as part of the on-call roster at Henwood Treatment Centre (residential treatment) is also required.


The successful candidate will have an MD, preferably with a CCFP designation. Family Physicians who currently hold addiction medicine certification or specialization or who have a keen interest in learning addiction medicine are encouraged to express interest. Experience with addictions and an ability to manage Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) effectively is an assets.

Salary/Benefits: Remuneration is fee for service with a highly attractive income guarantee and hourly rate for on-call.

Recruiter Contact:

Interested candidates should apply to this posting on and submit a curriculum vitae outlining their current clinical experience, and the names of three references to: Dr. Mohit Singh, Clinical Section Chief, Addiction Medicine, Addiction and Mental

Applications will begin being reviewed immediately; however the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. This position is not sponsorship eligible We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 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 Aboriginal persons.

All new offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the employer. This information is collected by the authority of the Protection For Person In Care Act (Section 5.(3)). All applications must include the competition number and a current resume to be received by HumanResources no later than the midnight of the closing date. We thank all candidates for their applications however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Additional Information
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Addiction & Mental Health
  • Specialty: Psychiatry
  • Secondary Specialty: Addiction Medicine
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Remuneration for this position will be fee-for-service.
  • Posting Date: Jun 23, 2023
  • Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
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.