Palliative Care Physician
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
Covenant Health, in association with Alberta Health Services, is inviting applications for a Palliative Care physician with the Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program, to be based at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.
Covenant is Canada’s largest Catholic provider of health care, with 26 Catholic facilities in 15 communities across Alberta.
As a major provider in Alberta’s integrated health system, the Covenant family (Covenant Health, Covenant Care, and Covenant Living) works with Alberta Health Services and community partners to positively influence the health of Albertans through a broad range of programs and services in our hospitals, health centres and continuing care centres. Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only provincial health region providing services for a population of over 4.2 million people.
The applicant will work with the work with the Covenant Health Palliative Care consult service supervised by the medical leadership of Dr. Robin Fainsinger. At the direction of the Edmonton Zone Section Chief Palliative Care Program, there may be intermittent requirements to work in other clinical service locations, including an acute tertiary palliative care unit, consult services to other acute care institutions, out-patient clinics, as well as palliative care consultant support to primary physicians caring for patients in the in-patient hospice units and in the community.
Duties will include completion of new consults and follow up visits. These visits will be in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. Service will be provided for 3 to 5 days during the standard work week (Monday to Friday). The successful applicant will also share on call responsibility for after-hours call during the week. Participation in the city wide weekend on call service is also expected.