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Family Medicine Physician/Low-Risk Obstetrics/ESS OB & General Surgery

HPFMESSOB20122018
General Practitioner - General Surgery
Full Time Practice
High Prairie
1.0
2018-12-20
2019-06-30  Time: 23:59
2019-04-30
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.
2019-12-20

To provide medical services in primary care (clinic), Obstetrics including C-Sections, General Surgery including endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy).

Will also have current rural and emergency experience.

Must be a team player.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, High Prairie
• Establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the community
• Provision of extended hours (including evenings & weekends) of comprehensive care within the base community
• Provide hospital and 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

The successful candidate is recruited for the community of High Prairie. Once chosen, the successful candidate may choose to operate their business by joining an existing practice or opening their own practice. This is the candidate's independent business decision and will not be managed as part of the recruitment process.

There is a Primary Care Network in the community - as well, there is an Interprofessional Primary Care opportunity available in High Prairie.

Hospital Statistics (per year):

Discharges:499

Emergency Room Visits: 13,926

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Laboratory Services

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.

The Town of High Prairie is a thriving community of approximately 7,154 people with a catchment area of +11,500 people who enjoy the advantage of living in a modern rural 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.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Must have current experience in Obstetrics including C-Sections
  • Must have current experience in General Surgery procedures including endoscopy ( gastroscopy & colonscopy)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Emergency Room Experience (Required)
  • Must have current rural experience

Candidate must have independent Emergency Room & Acute Care Hospital Experience in a rural setting within the past 1-2 years

Preference will be given to applicants who do not require or have completed the CPSA Preliminary Clinical Assessment.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 at www.cpsa.ab.ca

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.

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.



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