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Family Medicine / General Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
2019-02-12  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.
Position located in: North Zone To learn more about this zone
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The ideal candidate will offer their skills and expertise in providing contact and continuous care toward the management of patients' health.

The successful candidate may choose to operate their business by joining an existing practice or by opening their own practice. This is the candidate's independent business decision and will not be managed through the recruitment process.

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Establish and maintain a full time community based practice of Family Medicine within the community.
  • Provide call support as per call schedules, including full time participation in the Emergency Department and other call schedules as required.
  • Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities.
  • Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned.

About the Community of Edson:

The Town of Edson is located within Yellowhead County on the TransCanada Yellowhead Highway 16; 199 km west of Edmonton, 163 km east of Jasper, and 453 km northwest of Calgary.

The Town of Edson was incorporated in 1911 and was named after Edson J. Chamberlain, the General Manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad.

Today, with a population of 8,646 Edson is one of the largest towns in the Province. Edson has a full range of recreational and cultural facilities, excellent health care services, a high quality education system, and a vibrant business sector that serves all of the shopping needs of the local and area residents. Edson serves a trading population of approximately 14,000 people.

Edson is strategically located on Highway 16—the TransCanada Yellowhead Route—and benefits from private, commercial and industrial traffic. The TransCanada Yellowhead Route carries some of the heaviest traffic flow in Alberta, and has been officially declared the second TransCanada Highway. Approximately 18,000 vehicles pass through Edson daily.

The Town’s growth is based on the rich natural resources in the region. Initially, the railroad provided access to the rich Alberta Coal Branch, and in the 1930’s coal from the Branch was being distributed to Canadian and world markets. In the 1960’s, petroleum and related industries added to the prosperity of the Edson district. In addition, the coal industry was revitalized in the 1970’s with the launching of two mines in the area. The forestry

industry has been a major employer in the Edson area since the Town’s inception. In the future, the area’s natural resources are expected to remain major contributors to the Edson economy.

Resources available include coal, clay, sand/gravel, oil and natural gas, and timber.

Products available locally include forest products, straw, hay, cereal grains, dairy products, cattle, poultry, horses, sheep, hogs, honey, seed potatoes and vegetables.

Edson is a great place for any prospective physicians to call home as it offers:

  1. Strategically located midway between Jasper and Edmonton on the very busy TransCanada Yellowhead Highway #16.

  1. High quality of life that provides opportunities for community involvement and a sense of belonging and understanding.

  1. Quiet, friendly, safe community with a customer oriented civic government.

  1. Outdoor and indoor recreation activities aplenty; such as an 18 hole golf course, curling, slo-pitch, hockey, swimming, tennis, soccer, skiing, hiking, fishing and boating. Close proximity to numerous campgrounds.

  1. Growing retail and commercial sector that offers a variety of professional and customer oriented services.
  2. Top-rated schools.
  3. First Class protective and emergency services, hospital and wide range of professional

medical services.

  1. Reasonable tax and utility rates.

  1. Close to several tourism, arts, and cultural attractions such as the Red Brick Arts Center and Museum, the Galloway Station Museum, the Cardinal Divide, Cadomin Caves, Emerson Lake and the Hoodoos, Silver Summit Ski Hill and Hornbeck Cross Country Ski Trails.

  1. Proximity to the beautiful McLeod River provides excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation.

  • Registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) or proof of Eligibility for Alberta Licensure required (to be sent with application).
  • Must have five (5) plus years' experience in a Family Medicine practice.
  • Previous experience working in a rural Emergency hospital and participating in the Emergency call schedule.
  • Core Competencies:
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – required
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) – required
  • Additional Competencies:
    • Emergency Room Experience – required
  • Preference will be given to applicants who do not require or have completed the CPSA Preliminary Clinical Assessment.

Note: All physicians who wish to practice in Alberta must hold a valid license with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta. For more information on obtaining this license and the eligibility requirements, please visit College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta www.cpsa.ab.

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $14523.90 per year provided his/her annual income for insured services is greater than $50,000. (Residency conditions apply, including living in the eligible community for nine of the previous twelve months ending on the payment date.) The Variable Fee Premium paid is an additional 13.50% for insured services provided in this community.

Rural, Remote, Northern Program (RRNP) - Please note, payments through the RRNP are capped at $60,000 per physician per year.

Retention Benefit - supports and promotes the retention of physicians in Alberta by rewarding their continuous years of service to Albertans. Physicians receive between $5,141 and $12,852 depending on their years of service to Albertans.

Medical Liability Reimbursement - reimburses physicians for their medical liability protection costs less a $1,000 deductible.

Continuing Medical Education - reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible physician receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for up to three years.

Parental Leave Program - provides $1,063 per week for up to 17 weeks to physician parents of a newborn or newly adopted child.

Business Cost Program - addresses escalating practice costs in community based practices. This fee modifier is added automatically to select office visits and consultations. This program applies across the province and all physicians who provide visit services in an office based setting will receive an additional $2.75 with the exception of Calgary and Airdrie where the fee modifier is $3.25 on select office visits and consultations.

Shauna Wallbank

Physician Resource Planner, AHS North Zone (Medical Affairs)

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

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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