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Family Medicine Physician/General Practioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
Lac La Biche
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2019-02-19  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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Provide medical care in primary care, emergency department coverage, acute care 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; interest in leadership
• 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
process.There is a Primary Care Network in the community.

Lac La Biche County 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.

Current population including catchment is 10,994 and is situated 225 kms northeast of Edmonton. Lac La Biche County has seen an unprecedented period of growth in recent years and this trend is expected to continue well into the foreseeable future.

Recreational ACTIVITIES

Bring the family, the boat, tent, fishing gear, bikes...

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 biking and hiking splendor or just kick back and relax for an evening around a warm campfire.

Sir Winston Churchill Provincial is located a short driving distance from Lac La Biche. This beautiful island campground is open to be explored throughout the summer or winter.

But it's not all about the trails, trees and waves - the Lac La Biche Region also offers visitors the chance to explore some of Western Canada's oldest history built on generations of multicultural influence. Lac La Biche, Plamondon and the surrounding Lac La Biche County are steeped with interesting history, scenic beauty and rich cultural diversity. And don't forget your sense of adventure.

The Bold Center is a great family recreational facility and offers the chance to embrace healthy and active lifestyles that include an exceptional gym with fitness classes, sport activities and a walking track.

Lac La Biche has three school divisions with K-12. There are Northern Lights Public Schools, Conseil Scolaire Centre-Est (East Central Francophone Education) and Lakeland Catholic Schools.

For post-secondary education, Portage College main campus is located in Lac La Biche. This campus includes a housing complex for students.

For more information, please go to

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

No. of Inpatient Beds: 23

No. of Long Term Care Beds: 40

Hospital Statistics:

Deliveries: 153

%C Section: 23.6%

Emergency Room Visits: 13,113

Endoscopies: 534

OR Procedures: 70

• 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.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

Fee-for- Service

Physicians are remunerated for being on call in the Emergency Room.

The rate is $23.84 an hour and is paid for a total of 14 hours on weekdays from 5 pm to 7am and 24 hours a day on weekends and statutory holidays. Frequency of on call shifts vary by community.

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside this community of $0 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 0% 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.

For further information, please contact: Gail Hachey, Physician Resource Planner - North Zone at or

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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