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Palliative Care Consultant Full-time Job

1 year ago   Doctor / Physician   Red Deer   22 views
Job Details


Acute Care: Provide bedside or virtual palliative care patient consultations on all adult units, ICU and ER within the Red Deer Regional Hospital (RDRH) Centre as requested by other physicians, Monday-Friday, 08:00- 17:00 hours. Provide Palliative Care telephone advice to other physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses caring for patients in other Central Zone hospitals. Attend RDRH Unit 32 Palliative inter-disciplinary Team Rounds at least twice a week. Complete bedside rounds and provide Palliative Care advice on all patients on Unit 32 Palliative (up to 11 beds) and any patients with pain and symptom issues on Unit 32 (Oncology- up to 18 beds), Monday-Friday. Night and weekend call for 24/7 phone advice for Central Zone x 7 days every 6 weeks (in rotation with 5 other Central Zone MDs). May have intermittent support for hospital consult service approximately 1/2-1 day per week from Nurse Practitioner associated with Zone Palliative Care team.

Cancer Clinic: Provide in-person or virtual consultations in rotation with other Palliative Care Clinicians at the Complex Pain and Symptom Clinic at the Central Alberta Cancer Clinic. This would require attendance for one morning about 7 times per year.Home Care/Community: Provide Palliative Care advice to Palliative Care Resource Nurses and Primary Care Physicians throughout Central Zone during weekday office hours and on evenings and weekends during weeks on call. Attend Red Deer Hospice weekly inter-disciplinary Team Rounds (virtual or in-person) at least twice a month. Provide palliative care advice on call services to Central and North Zone physicians together with other physicians on the zone palliative care team. This includes written palliative care advice in response to E-Referral requests sent during weeks on call for the team.

Education: Act as Preceptor to Family Medicine Residents doing mandatory Palliative Care rotations throughout the academic year. Opportunity to teach Medical Students who wish to do Palliative Care electives.

The candidate will share all duties with the current sole practitioner on an equal basis, e.g. one month on/one month off service OR two weeks on/two weeks off service. This is flexible and will be worked out between the two consultants.


Required Qualifications

  • Either Certificate of the College of Family Physicians (CCFP) or at least 2 years of clinical experience in primary Palliative Care
  • Pallium Canada LEAP Core Course

Desired Qualifications

  • Certificate of the College of Family Physicians (CCFP)
  • Enhanced Skills in Palliative Care R3 Family Medicine Residency
  • Pallium Canada LEAP Facilitator Training
  • Other Palliative Care Courses (e.g. Victoria Hospice, National/International PC Conferences)


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.

For complete details on AMA Membership Compensation & Benefits, click here.

Recruiter Contact:

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Lindsay McDow at

Note: Only selected applicants will be contacted for interview.

Company Operating Name: Alberta Health Services
Business Address: 43 Michener Bend
City: Red Deer
Province/ Territory: Alberta
Postal Code: T4P 0H6

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.