Corrections Health, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is inviting applications for a General Practitioner to work at the Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre.
In the Edmonton Zone there are 3 correctional facilities: Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre, Edmonton Remand Centre, and Edmonton Young Offender Centre.
The Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre houses up to 546 inmates with an average number of 400 patients. A multidisciplinary team of nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, dentists, psychologists, addiction counsellors, mental health therapists, and psychiatrists work alongside physicians at each facility to provide essential health services including emergency care, diagnosis and treatment of acute or chronic illness, medication administration, mental health services, urgent or emergent ophthalmologic services, urgent or emergent dental care, and health promotion and disease prevention.
While maintaining an independent practice, the successful applicant will engage in clinical service in this facility that includes outpatient clinics and on-call service. Specifically, this opportunity is to provide two half-day clinics per week (4 hour clinics). Additional opportunities exist to provide in person care at the 2 other Edmonton Zone facilities and/or virtual services to the other 7 Provincial Correctional Facilities.
- Provide medical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to inmates in the Centres in compliance with the standards, guidelines, and requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the Canadian Medical Association, AHS Medical Staff Bylaws and AHS Medical Staff Rules;
- Deliver services as scheduled at a mutually agreeable time with the Centre(s);
- If mutually agreed upon, the Practitioner may deliver in person or virtual services to other Correctional Health Centres in the Province.
- Remain fully informed on developments concerning the medical condition of acutely ill inmates in cooperation with all other health providers in the Centre(s);
- Respond by phone to calls about medical emergencies at the Centre if the contractor is available and able to respond at the time of a medical emergency;
- Authorize medications prescribed to inmates in the Centre(s);
- Authorize and maintain inventories of controlled drugs in the Centre(s);
- Identify opportunities for improvement in policies and practices and for tabling specific proposals that will result in increased efficiency in the provision of health care to inmates;
- Provide guidance and direction regarding health care matters to the Centres Health Care Managers;
- Provide professional advice to the Centrs correctional officials regarding health care policy;
- Participate in committee work relating to health care service matters as reasonably required and supported by the Zone;
- Promote good health practices for inmates; and
- Provide information to fatality inquiries as required.
The practitioner will report to the Facilities Medical Director, Correctional Health.
Start November 1, 2022.
If you have any questions, please forward to:
Alberta Health Services
The successful applicant must hold an MD or its equivalency and shall have or be eligible for certification in Family Medicine with the Canadian College of Family Physicians and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Certification in methadone maintenance is preferred. Physicians with previous corrections/forensic experience preferred.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The practitioner will obtain and maintain an AHS Medical Staff Appointment.
- Position Classification: Part-time
- Department: Correctional Health
- Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
- Sponsorship Eligible: No
- Compensation: Remuneration is based on a competitive sessional stipend.
- Posting Date: Sep 2, 2022
- Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
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.