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Rural General / Family Practitioner Full-time Job

2 years ago   Doctor / Physician   High River   75 views
Job Details


Alberta Health Services, South Zone is currently seeking a full time Rural Family Physician for the Bow Island Health Centre to begin practice in 2021.

The scope of practice would include:

- Inpatient, Outpatient, Acute and Long Term Care. 1:4 call support as per AHS call schedules and expectations including Emergency Room and Hospitalist on call rotation for Rural Medicine practices in the South Zone at Bow Island. Friday-Sunday the physician group takes rotating call days. Local 20 bed long term care centre and 30 bed Alfred Egan Home.

-Establish and maintain a full Rural Medicine (Family Practice with Admitting privileges) clinic in the community of Bow Island. A full time practice is generally accepted as engagement in clinical duties a minimum of 40 hours per week, and/or providing commensurate shifts in keeping with other full time practice FTEs as assigned by the medical leader responsible for the area of clinical service.

-Participate in quality improvement programs and initiatives undertaken within the Zone Clinical Department of Rural Medicine.

-Reside in and have as primary and family residence, the community of Bow Island.

*Radiology (PACS) and Lab services provided by Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.

About the Community of Bow Island:

Additional Notes About Bow Island

Bow Island is surrounded by 110,000 acres of highly developed irrigated land and this,
coupled with the greatest number of frost free days and the longest growing season in
Alberta, provides the area with the ability to grow a wide variety of crops.

Bow Island is a community of 2,025 persons with an additional population draw of 2,500
persons in the immediate surrounding area. The key advantages to living and doing
business in Bow Island include: the quality of life; the attitude of welcoming new business
enterprises; the town's entrepreneurial spirit; and the overall warmer weather than most
areas of Alberta [long, warm summers and relatively shorter winters by virtue of the
Chinook winds].


CCFP Desired

Must be eligible for a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) license.

Must be eligible to apply to the CPSA for the Provisional Register Conditional Practice as a General Practitioner or be recognized as a specialist in Family Medicine.

Preference will be given to general practice physicians with recent training and/or experience (within 2 years) in Emergency situations.

Preference given to those with recent rural experience.

ACLS Desired

ATLS Desired

NRP Desired

For more information on obtaining a CPSA license and the eligibility requirements, please visit The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta:


Compensation Type: Fee-for-Service

On call payments in accordance with the Alberta Medical Association agreement.

Recruiter Contact:

Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

**Thank you for your interest in the position of General / Rural Family Practitioner at the Bow Island Health Centre in Bow Island. Please apply through DoctorJobs. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted**

Nicole Ashman
Planner, Physician Resources

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.