Are you a family or emergency physician looking for something new and flexible? Consider joining the Health Link Virtual MD team!
**Services are provided virtually for three (3) or six (6) hour shifts. The service operates from 1000 to 2200 daily, no night shifts**
Alberta Health Services Health Link program is a free health advice and information line for Albertans with non-emergency health inquiries. Health Link providers work with each caller/patient to determine and recommend the most appropriate care for the patient to access. In many cases this includes referrals to after-hours clinics and services, including some Primary Care Networks. The core of the Health Link service is a team of registered nurses, supported by well-established clinical guidelines and pathways, who are able to assess callers and their medical needs, including how urgently they should seek care and in what setting (emergency departments, urgent care centres, primary care providers, self-care, etc). Through the COVID-19 Pandemic in particular, Health Link has proven to be a critical resource to Albertans and the health system.
One element of the pandemic response has been to expand the Health Link service to include a virtual physician secondary assessment and triage service. Services are provided virtually for three (3) or six (6) hour shifts. The service operates from 1000 to 2200 daily, no night shifts. Training is provided but you should be comfortable doing phone and video assessments. Charting is in an easy-to-use EMR.
Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
During a scheduled shift, the Virtual MD physician provides the following services by telephone and Zoom:
The practitioner will report to the Medical Director, Health Link.
If you have any questions, please forward to:
Dr. Denise Watt
Health Link Alberta
Alberta Health Services
The successful applicant must hold an MD or its equivalency and shall have or be eligible for certification in Family Medicine and/or Emergency Medicine with the Canadian College of Family Physicians and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
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: Health Link
- Specialty: Family Medicine - Emergency Medicine
- Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
- Sponsorship Eligible: No
- Compensation: Remuneration is based on a competitive sessional stipend through an Alternative Relationship Plan (ARP).
- Community Info:
- Posting Date: Sep 6, 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.