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Palliative Care Physician

Palliative Care
Part Time Practice
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
2020-04-03  Time: 23:59
This is not an AHS position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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Palliative Care Physician – 0.4 FTE

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.

The successful applicant will work with the Covenant Health Palliative Care consult service providing consult services at the Grey Nuns and Misericordia Hospitals. At the direction of the Palliative Care Facility Chief – Grey Nuns Hospital, there may be intermittent requirements to work in the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit at the Grey Nuns Hospital.

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 will not support a practice readiness assessment.

Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names & contact information of three references to:

Robin Fainsinger

Palliative Care Facility Chief – Grey Nuns Hospital

Covenant Health Palliative Institute

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin on April 3, 2020. Only those applicants that are chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Details about the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at

Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at and

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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