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Palliative Care Physician Grey Nuns Community Hospital (18-GNCH-ONC-PAL-01)

Palliative Care
Full Time Practice
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
2018-03-23  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.

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.

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Specialty training in an accredited Palliative Care residency program is required.

This position is not eligible for AHS Sponsorship of a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment.

To apply please send a copy of curriculum vitae and letter of interests to:

Robin Fainsinger

Section Chief - Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program

Covenant Health Palliative Institute

416 - Health Service Centre

1090 Youville Drive West

Edmonton, AB, Canada T6L 0A3

T: (780)735-7727 | F: (780)735-7302


The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin on March 16, 2018. Only those applicants that are chosen for interviews will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and Covenant Health hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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