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Family Medicine Physician/General Practioner, Obstetrics

General Practitioner - Obstetrics
Full Time Practice
Lac La Biche
William J Cadzow - Lac La Biche Healthcare Centre
2018-12-31  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.

Provide medical care in primary care, emergency department coverage, acute care including obstetrics and low risk deliveries, and extended care services.Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, Lac La Biche

• 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; possible interest in leadership responsibilities

• Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned.The successful candidate is recruited for the

community of Lac La Biche. 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 through the recruitment


Lac La Biche is an area blessed with natural beauty in the form of an abundance of lakes, old growth forests, wildlife and

excellent outdoor recreational opportunities. It is a community steeped in cultural diversity and history with European

settlement dating back over 200 years to the fur trade. Main industries include oil and gas, forestry, tourism and agriculture.

Further, the Hamlet of Lac La Biche serves as a business hub to the area and it is a growing and thriving community. Lac La

Biche is a great place to work, play and raise a family. It has a perfect mix of community services through health, educational,

recreation and cultural facilities. Families enjoy the Alberta beaches in Lac La Biche and have easy access to 150 lakes, many

with beach-side camping, cabin facilities and white sand beaches. Hit the waves for some fast paced water sports, cruise the

trails for hiking splendor or just kick back and relax for an evening around a warm campfire. But it's not all about the trails,

trees ad waves - the Lac La Biche Region also offers visitors the chance to explore some Western Canada's oldest history

built on genertions of multicultural influence. Lac La Biche, Plamondon and the surrounding Lac La Biche County are steeped

with interesting history, scenic beauty and rich diversity. For more information, please visit

Hospital Name: William J. Cadzow Lac La Biche Healthcare Centre

No. of Inpatient Beds: 23

No. of Long Term Care Beds: 40

No. of Operating Rooms: 1

Hospital Statistics:

Discharges: 1192 per yr Deliveries: 140 per yr Emergency Room Visits: 14,097 per yr

Available Specialty Services (full-time and parttime):

General Surgery - 2 days/week

Dental Surgery - 1 day/month



Radiology Services

Diagnostic Imaging

• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

• Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (desired)

• Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) (desired)

• CCFP (desired)

• CCFP-EM (desired)

• Geriatrics (desired)

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.

Salary/Benefits:Renumeration Fee for Service in accordance with Alberta Health & Wellness fee scheduleOn Call StipendPhysicians

are remunerated for being on call in the Emergency Room. Frequency of on call shifts vary by community.Alberta Medical Association

(AMA) IncentivesA Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $9,875.82 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 9.40% 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 $2,500 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 complete

details on the AMA benefits, please contact

For further information,

This position is in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health

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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