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Palliative Home Care Consulting Physician Full-time Job

1 month ago   Doctor / Physician   Calgary   11 views
Job Details

The Palliative & End of Life Care (PEOLC) Program, Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone is currently accepting applications for qualified Palliative Care Consultant Physicians. Specifically, we are seeking Urban Community Palliative Home Care Consultant Physicians, either part time or full time.

Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone includes the City of Calgary as well as a large area of south-central Alberta extending from Banff National Park to areas surrounding Calgary. Palliative care consultations are provided by inter-professional teams consisting of physicians, advanced practice nurses and other team members, and are delivered in a variety of service sites such as Acute Care, Homecare, Hospices, Outpatient Clinics, Rural facilities, and an Intensive Palliative Care Unit (IPCU).

Urban Calgary is divided into 4 cardinal-based quadrants: NW, NE, SW, SE. Each quadrant has a dedicated team of Palliative Home Care nurses serving as Case Managers for the clients/patients, as well as, a care manager, social worker, spiritual care practitioner, occupational therapist, registered respiratory therapist and a physiotherapist. A physician consultant is assigned to each quadrant. The qualified physician consultant would have an interest and/or experience in providing palliative medical consultations for home/community-based patients. The patients own Family Physician retains the role of most responsible physician. Additionally, there will be consultative support provided to our 6 hospices in urban Calgary, along with rotations with our world class Calgary Allied Mobile Palliative Program (CAMPP) which serves those who have experienced or are experiencing vulnerable housing.

The successful candidate will desire to work predominantly in the community, but opportunities will exist for interested physicians to also work in other clinical settings for variety and exposure. The physicians in the Service are also required to participate in an on-call schedule to provide after-hours coverage, which would also include some acute care consultative work on weekends.

In addition, the physicians in the Service are encouraged to apply for academic appointment in the Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Calgary. The Division is extensively involved in a program of Palliative Medicine education for medical students and rotating residents, offers a highly regarded palliative medicine residency, provides opportunities for teaching in other Faculties at the University of Calgary, and has many active opportunities to conduct research in Palliative Medicine.

Physicians who participate in the consult service group receive payment through a clinical alternative relationship plan (ARP) that has been negotiated with Alberta Health (Government of Alberta).

Were passionate about what we do. Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care every day, all across the Calgary Zone. We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Applicants are to submit CV and letter of interest (in pdf format) to

Qualified physicians will have completed the CFPC (College of Family Physicians of Canada) Added Year of Competency training in Palliative Care or the RCSPC (Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada) Palliative Medicine subspecialty or equivalent education, or will have acquired several years of experience as a palliative consultant. An interest in leadership or research or education in Palliative Medicine would be an asset.

Interested physicians must be eligible for a full, unrestricted license in Alberta and hold current CMPA coverage. Physicians with CCFP or FRCPC degrees will be given priority.

The candidate must have or be eligible for General Register with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

This position is not sponsorship eligible.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Family Medicine
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.For complete details on the AMA benefits, please see
  • Posting Date: Jan 26, 2023
  • Closing Date: Mar 31, 2023
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.