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Surgical Assistant Part-time Job

2 years ago   Doctor / Physician   Edmonton   63 views
Job Details


Alberta Health Services, is currently seeking the services of independently licensed physicians to surgical assist in the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Orthopedic Surgery Centre. Under the direction of the surgeon, the primary duties of the position will be the provision of surgical assistance during procedures. Flexibility in completing postoperative orders as per the surgeon’s direction is an asset. The surgical assistant is responsible for maintaining aseptic integrity, is a skillful communicator with all members of the OR team and can lift and position patients and equipment as required.

The position provides the opportunity to work with a congenial group of surgeons who routinely guide resident physicians in acquiring the skills required to become capable surgeons. As the assist physician becomes familiar with each surgeon’s procedural workflows, the assist physician will also become a capable orthopedic surgical assist.

Orthopedics runs a minimum of 5 operating rooms daily to a maximum of 7.

Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to regular, predictable availability although this does not necessarily have to be multiple days in a week.


The successful applicant must be able to bill the Schedule of Medical Benefits/third parties for surgical services provided. The successful applicant is required to be on site from approximately 07:30 Monday to Friday, until the cases are completed, typically by 15:45 but up until 18:00 on Thursdays in the Trauma Room. Applicants must already registered for independent practice in Family Medicine or a surgical specialty with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Surgical Assisting experience in an operating room is preferred.


The expected fee for service roughly ranges from $700- $1000 for day assisting with additional modifiers for time and BMI as may be applicable.

Recruiter Contact:

Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae with three references, current CPSA permit and a letter of application to via the Dr. Jobs Website.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

All new offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the employer.

This information is collected by the authority of the Protection For Person In Care Act (Section 5.(3).

All applications must include the competition number and a current resume to be received by Human Resources no later than the midnight of the closing date. We thank all candidates for their applications however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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.