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Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
2018-09-06  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 Hinton is looking for 1 physician to join their current team:

  • 1 full time, full scope family medicine practitioner;

There are presently two existing family medicine clinics in the community of Hinton that offer new physicians unique opportunities, or you could be entrepreneurial and start your own!

Physicians looking to practice in the community of Hinton also support the Hinton Healthcare Centre by providing emergency department and inpatient services. The Hinton Healthcare Centre is a 23 Acute and 52 Long term care bed facility, which averages 1204 discharges, over 800 OR procedures and approximately 12 000 Emergency Department visits per year.

About the Community of Hinton:

Town of Hinton
Population: 9640
Hours of Sunshine: 2100 hours per year
Annual Precipitation: 50cm

Many people come to Hinton for the job opportunities, but stay for the lifestyle the community offers. Centrally located to numerous parks, lakes, trails and stunning recreation spots, Hinton offers a wide range of outdoor recreational pursuits.

Long summer days offer the opportunity for residents and visitors to get to know the local golf course, or mountain biking and hiking trails in Hinton’s backyard; or venture further, to explore the kayaking, horseback riding and quadding available in Alberta’s foothills and Rocky Mountains. Hinton is home to the Beaver Boardwalk, Canada’s longest freshwater boardwalk, which features a busy beaver dam and lodge, as well as 150 species of birds.

Winter months are comfortable here, with regular Chinook winds reducing the snow pack, warming the air and lifting residents’ spirits. Cross-country and downhill skiing facilities are not far from Hinton, as well as ice-fishing and snowmobiling opportunities, making the town a logical home base for all winter recreation enthusiasts.

Hinton plays regional centre to neighbouring communities with services, amenities, education and healthcare to meet the needs of those living in the Yellowhead corridor. Hinton offers promising career opportunities in a diverse set of fields because of many strong and successful industries. Hinton’s economy includes coal mining, oil and gas, tourism, a pulp and saw mill, and forestry research and training. Jasper National Park is 15 minutes to the west of Hinton, and Edmonton is approximately 3 hours to the East; Highway 16, which runs through Hinton, makes for easy travel to either location.

Hintonites are friendly, hospitable people who are proud of the community’s heritage and accomplishments, and who warmly welcome newcomers and visitors.

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

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (required)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) (required)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (desired)

Emergency Room Experience (required)

(Additional skills or sub specialties considered an asset but not required)

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $13056.84 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 12.12% 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.

For more information on this opportunity please contact:

The CPSA Letter of Eligibility is required with your application.

Only candidates selected for an interview 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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