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Indigenous Health Program Physician Full-time Job

1 year ago   Doctor / Physician   Alberta   61 views
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Job Description

The Indigenous Wellness Program Alternate Relationship Plan (IWP cARP) of Alberta Health Services (AHS) is inviting applications from Physicians licensed to practise in Alberta.

The Indigenous Wellness Core provides cultural and spiritual support for First Nations (Status and Non-status), Metis, and Inuit patients.

Physicians in the IWP cARP collaborate with allied healthcare providers around spiritual, cultural and other special needs to facilitate culturally safe and patient-centered care in Communities and/or in specialised clinics. Mental health and addictions, womens health and pediatric care are also provided using a holistic and cultural approach. The IWP cARP is growing and requires additional FTE (full or part time).

Locations: various Indigenous Communities throughout Alberta, including Reserves and Metis Settlements.

Eligible to receive Rural Remote Northern Program and Business Cost Program incentives.

Services can be provided through AIVCC (virtual).


  • Provide primary health care services to Indigenous peoples in their communities throughout Alberta, including Reserves and Mtis Settlements and in compliance with the standards, guidelines, and requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the Alberta Medical Association, AHS Medical Staff Bylaws and AHS Medical Staff Rules, and the Indigenous Wellness Program Clinical Alternative Relationship Plan (IWP cARP).
  • Liaise with the communitys health leadership and the Medical Leadership and management committee of the IWP cARP to schedule delivery of the Services.
  • Participate in a multidisciplinary team including nursing and dietary support provided by federal or band employed nurses, social workers, dieticians, clerks, etc.
  • Provide General Primary Care medical services
  • Provide Chronic Disease Management medical services
  • Provide Mental Health and Addiction medical services
  • Provide Chronic Pain and Palliative Care medical services


Interested applicants must hold or be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Applicants must have experience or a sincere desire to deliver health services to Indigenous communities.

All specialties of physicians are welcome; if you are interested in providing services to the IWC under a specific specialty, please contact Dr. Ellen L. Toth, ( or Wayne Labonte (

Additional Information
  • Department: Family Medicine
  • Specialty: Family Medicine - Community / Primary Care
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: The IWP cARP will remunerate the candidate based on specialty.
  • Community Info:

    Locations: various Indigenous Communities throughout Alberta, including Reserves and Metis Settlements.

    Eligible to receive Rural Remote Program and Business Cost Program incentives.

  • Posting Date: Jun 14, 2022
  • Closing Date: Nov 1, 2022
  • 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.