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Surgical Assistant - Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Full-time Job

4 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Grande Prairie   6 views
Job Details


Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is seeking a Surgical Assistant with past experience in surgical assisting in a large regional hospital Operating Room setting is desirable.

Surgical assist is required in a variety of surgical specialties including general surgery, urology, obstetrics & gynecology, otolaryngology and orthopedics, with experience in laparoscopic procedures.

Participation in an afterhours call schedule is a condition of ongoing employment.

GRANDE PRAIRIE is located 450 km NWof Edmonton; about the same distance from Jasper National Park; offeringthe best of both worlds - big city amenities without losing the comfort of a small, safe community withclose proximity to outstanding wilderness areas.

The City of Grande Prairie is an economically strong, culturally diverse large urban centre, with a population of about 76,000 and growing. There is awide choice of recreation, education, shopping & entertainment opportunities. Grande Prairie is a full service urban centre with a new Multiplex Recreational centre Eastlink Centre , community college Northwestern Polytechnic - Grande Prairie Regional College , numerous cultural events, alpine skiing Nitehawk Ski Hill , cross country skiing Nordic Ski mountain biking, camping, water sports, to name a few.

Public,separate, elementary and high schools, private schools, a French Immersion school and a regional degree granting college offer families a range of educational opportunities usually only available in major city centers. Enjoywinding park trails along the Bear Creek valley, taking walkers, joggers, bikers and roller blader's through 15 kmof well treed and maintained park lands. An Olympic-sized swimming pool, permanent indoor soccer arena, gymnastics centre, climbing wall facility and community fitness centres, indoor hockey arenas -including a brand new twin ice arena - offer children and adults a full choice of sports and recreational activities. The Prairie Art Gallery, Centre for Creative Arts, Second Street Theatre, a Live Theatre group and a college theatre all run drama and arts programs &productions for all ages. In addition to being a northern service centre for agriculture, forestry and petroleum industries;Grande Prairie is also a major retail shopping centre for a surrounding population of close to 250,000 people.

Travel Time: To Edmonton: 4.5 hrs To Calgary: 7 hrs To Red Deer: 6 hrs To Lethbridge: 9.5 hrs Grande Prairie Regional Hospital

The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is a new "State-of-the-Art" 194bed acute care facility with a busy emergency department, ICU, NICU and specialty services in OB/Gyn, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, urology, palliative care, pediatrics, and psychiatry; hosting over 10,000 discharges; includingradiation therapy services, further increasing the capacity to provide services to the people of Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia -Virtual Tour - Grande Prairie Regional Hospital

Hospital Statistics (2020-21): Deliveries: 1,702 Discharges: 9,989 Emergency Room Visits: 54,838 O.R. Procedures: 13,451 & Endoscopy: 11,010

Radiology Services: Diagnostic Imaging Ultrasound Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Laboratory Hours of Operation: M-F 7-4:15, SS 10-2 Kidney Dialysis Unit

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site


Applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, limited Surgical Assistant.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Hospital Health
  • Specialty: Surgical Assistant
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: Yes
  • Compensation: Fee for service
  • Posting Date: May 24, 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.