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Surgical Hospitalist CH-23-MCH-FAM-SURH-01 Part-time Job

1 week ago   Doctor / Physician   Edmonton   5 views
Job Details

Covenant Health and Alberta Health Services are currently recruiting a fully licensed physician to manage the medical/surgical needs of patients admitted to the Misericordia Community Hospital Surgical Services. Although the majority of coverage will be provided to the Orthopedic units, urgent and emergent medical coverage might be required to the Plastics and Urology services, in the absence of medical staff coverage after hours.

The physicians role involves working under the guidance of an attending Orthopedic Surgeon for Orthopedic issues and independently for medical problems. Its a co-management model where the surgeon is MRP but the Surgical Hospitalist is responsible for managing medical issues under his/her scope of practice.

Surgical Services at the Misericordia Community Hospital include responsibilities for Orthopedic inpatient care, and consults/admissions in the Emergency department, Day Surgery, Cast Clinic and in other wards.

The hours of coverage are (on-site):

  • Weekdays: Monday to Friday: 0700-1900 and 1900-0700

  • Weekends and Stat Holidays: 0700-1900 and 1900-0700

  • Daily duties include rounding, medication reconciliation, providing daily assessments, management and discharge planning for all patients admitted under the Orthopedic Service.
  • Optimization of new admissions to prevent delay of surgical treatment is also a priority.
  • Liaising with the interdisciplinary team, patients, and families is expected.
  • Surgical assistance may be required in the absence of surgical assistants.
  • Coverage of available extra shifts in the schedule is expected.


  • MD or equivalent.
  • Licensed or eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
  • Appropriate Canadian Medical Protective Association coverage.
  • ACLS Certification.
  • Expertise and commitment to quality care and patient safety.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in the healthcare environment.
  • Understanding of Just Culture and its role in healthcare.

Applicants must have current experience in the clinical management of acute care inpatients, and/or experience in emergency room services.

This position will not support a practice readiness assessment.

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

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

To receive a more detailed information sheet, please contact

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0
  • Department: Family Medicine
  • Specialty: Family Medicine - Hospital Medicine
  • Secondary Specialty: Surgical Hospitalist
  • Recruiting Organization: Covenant Health
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Successful candidates will be contracted annually. Remuneration will be primarily through Fee for Service (FFS) in addition to a Clinical Stipend.
  • Community Info:

    Covenant Health is one of Canadas largest Catholic healthcare providers and a strong partner in Albertas integrated health system, leading a broad range of healthcare services in hospitals and healthcare centres in urban and rural communities. The Covenant family (Covenant Health, Covenant Care, and Covenant Living) provides acute care, continuing care and independent living services at 26 sites in 15 communities across Alberta.

    Covenant Health is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equity. The principles of equity and diversity are applied in the creation of the search and select committee, and all members of the search and selection team will have completed implicit bias and EDI education.

  • Posting Date: Jan 21, 2023
  • Closing Date: May 28, 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.