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Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner, Anesthesia

General Practitioner - Anaesthetics
Full Time Practice
High Prairie
2018-10-14  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 community of High Prairie requires a full time Family Medicine with Anesthetics practitioner to join the existing physician team.

The practice opportunity in High Prairie includes both clinic hours and hospital work. The physician team shares the Emergency Department on call rotation, while each maintaining a clinical family practice.

The newly established Community Health & Wellness Clinic in High Prairie is an interdisciplinary initiative of Alberta Health Services that provides individual and family focused primary health care services that are tailored to meet the health needs of the community. The clinic provides patients access to the most appropriate member of a health care team who can address their health and social needs.

Physicians working at the Community Health & Wellness Clinic thrive in an unhurried environment as part of the greater health care team. Remuneration for clinical services are based on a fee for service model.

Physicians have the option to work flexible hours within the hours of operation of the Community Health & Wellness Clinic or have the option of joining an alternate clinic within the community, with a more traditional model of service.

The High Prairie Health Complex is a 25 Acute Care and 37 Long Term Care Bed facility with approx 15,000 Emergency Department visits per year. Work is currently underway in High Prairie on a new state of the art hospital facility, which will include 30 Acute Care and 67 Long Term Care Beds.

About the Community of High Prairie:

The Town of High Prairie is a thriving community of about 3000 people who enjoy the advantage of living in a modern urban community surrounded by golden prairie, lush forests and numerous lakes. Situated just 15 minutes from the western shores of Lesser Slave Lake, it has a thriving tourism industry, particularly in the warmer summer months. Boating, beaches, fishing, quadding and the parks are just some of the summer recreation choices available. Winter activities include hockey, curling, ice fishing, snowmobiling and downhill skiing. The Museum and Library, as well as the local College encourage all to drop in.

Nearby Winagami Lake Provincial Park & Kimiwan Lake are a birdwatcher’s paradise, while the Jack Pine Natural Area is a wildland park and remnant of the last glacial age, and Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park boasts Alberta’s largest inland lake. Numerous private & public campgrounds & resorts, hotels & motels and a complete range of restaurants are sure to satisfy any visitor’s needs.

This Agricultural, Forestry and Oil & Gas based community has a full complement of over 200 retail goods and service based businesses. High quality recreational facilities include an Aquatic Center, 2 indoor hockey arenas, 4 sheet curling rink, 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, agri-plex, rodeo grounds, gun range, Jaycee Ball Park and private fitness centers. There are walking trails throughout the area and many service groups encourage volunteers to participate in all types of activities. The town also has a 3944 foot Municipal Airport, accommodating regional air travelers, private aircraft and Med-Evac transports. There is also a local FM radio station, newspaper, taxi services and passenger bus service to larger centers.

Physicians must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta to be considered for this position.

Physicians must have current Anesthesia, Emergency Department and Family Practice experience; as well as hold a recognized Diploma in Anesthesia.

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $24206.50 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 22.48% 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.

We thank all physicians for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For further information, please contact:

Shauna Wallbank
Physician Resource Planner, North Zone
North Zone Medical Affairs

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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