Responsibilities and Duties
Alberta Health Services is currently seeking the services of an independently licensed physician to assist in the management of medical inpatients in Orthopedic Surgery under the Surgery Division at the University of Alberta Hospital in the Edmonton Zone.
The position will entail assessment and treatment of patients admitted to UAH Orthopedic Surgery. The physician will respond to the medical needs of the patients as they arise over the course of the Physician's shift. They will participate in daily rounds of the patients on the Acute Care Orthopedic Surgical service; respond to related concerns in the inpatient units. They will complete the appropriate documentation of patient progress, treatment and discharge summaries in accordance with Alberta Health Services policies and guidelines; work with the Surgeons, nursing staff and other health care professionals as a team to enhance the total care of the patient. Discuss the patient's progress with the patient and/or family members as appropriate; participate in the teaching/education of various health care disciplines as required and other such related services as may reasonably be required from time to time. Orthopedic Hospitalists are expected to take part in Quality Improvement Activities.
This position is for ongoing casual coverage. The Orthopedic Hospitalists provide their services seven days a week. The shifts worked are either 0700 1700h or 1600 2400h.
Applications meeting the requirements outlined in this notice will be forwarded to the Search and Select Committee and will begin being reviewed immediately.We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. The competition will remain open until the position is filled.
Qualifications & Experience:
Successful Candidates will have a functional knowledge of resources and challenges in Albertas primary health care system. This knowledge will be supported by the candidate having completed a two year Family Medicine Residency and by ongoing community primary care experience.
We are particularly interested in candidates who have superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to teamwork and peer relationships. The successful candidate should be committed to fulfilling clinical and non-clinical duties as a representative of Family Medicine.
The successful candidate must be eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians and of Canada and for medical licensure in the province of Alberta.
Interested applicants should attach a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and the names of three references.
- Position Classification: Part-time
- Department: Family Medicine
- Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
- Sponsorship Eligible: No
- Compensation: Remuneration is on a fee-for-service basis and is competitive with other North American jurisdictions. , a clinical stipend is also available through the Acute Care Coverage department. The stipend details are currently under negotiation.
- Posting Date: Jul 12, 2023
- Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
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.