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Rural Locum – General / Family Practitioner Full-time Job

2 weeks ago   Doctor / Physician   Claresholm   1 view
Job Details

The Department of Rural Medicine is accepting applications from physicians with training in family medicine to join the Rural Medicine Locum Program (RMLP) and provide locum coverage in Claresholm this summer.

Locum assignments will include clinic coverage, hospital and on-call support as per call schedules including participation in the ER and inpatient coverage at Claresholm General Hospital. Locum coverage is needed for the following dates:

July 9-22, 2023

July 23-August 5, 2023

August 6-19, 2023

August 20 September 2, 2023

September 3-14, 2023

If you are interested in more specific information about the RMLP and/or locum coverage in Claresholm, please contact the Dept. of Rural Medicine at

Applications must be submitted via Doctor Jobs and include a CV (required) and 3 letters of reference (preferred but will be required during screening/selection process).

The successful applicant will apply for membership with the Calgary Zone Department of Rural Medicine, Section Rural Medicine Locum Program and is required to maintain an AHS Medical Staff Appointment while providing locum coverage with the RMLP.

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, 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.


ACLS Required

ATLS, PALS Preferred

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

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: Short-term Locum
  • FTE: 0.25
  • Department: Rural Medicine
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Income Guarantee of up to $1,000/day depending on number of hours worked.All fee for service billings and WCB claims will be submitted to the Department of Rural Medicine (DRM) and processed by a third party biller selected by the DRM. If billings exceed the income guarantee, the remaining dollars will be paid to the locum after deducting overhead and administrative costs.The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits. For complete details on the AMA benefits, please see
  • Community Info:

    Claresholm has a population of 3,780 and is located within southern Alberta, on Highway 2, approximately 91 km northwest of the City of Lethbridge, 125 km south of the City of Calgary and within one hour from the mountains.The town provides a wide range of retail, government and professional services to the surrounding region making it a prosperous community.Claresholm offers excellent recreation with an 18-hole golf course, indoor swimming pool, baseball park, tennis courts, curling and skating rinks, and an active agriplex. Claresholm has a daycare, playschool program, Elementary School K-6 and Composite High School 7-12, plus many more groups and activities that support young families.Farming and ranching still constitute the main economic foundation of this community, however big health-related employers add to the economic stability of the area.

  • Posting Date: Apr 24, 2023
  • 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.