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General Practitioner with Basic Obstetrics

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
Lacombe Hospital & Care Centre
2019-06-01  Time: 7:00
As soon as possible
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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We are looking for a physician with training in Family Medicine with Basic Obstetrical experience who will run an office based Family Medicine clinic and take part in a rotation based obstetrics group and being responsible for pre-natal, postnatal and neonatal care.

Running an office based family medicine clinic and being responsible for after hours inpatient care.

This position requires a scope of practice that includes walk ins, inpatient, outpatient, acute, long term care, and Basic Obstetrics on-call. Emergency work may be available. Candidates require recent and relevant experience in all scopes of practice to be performed. A successful candidate will be responsible for after hours inpatient care.

About the Community of Lacombe:

For information about of Lacombe:

Lacombe Hospital & Care Centre

No. of Inpatient Beds: 35

No. of LTC beds: 75

No. of operating rooms: 1

No. of Deliveries: 2 delivery rooms (+/- 120 deliveries/year)

Available Specialty Services (full-time and part-time)


  • Pain management clinic

Description: Interventional pain management procedures done in Lacombe

Emergency Services: 24 hours/7 days per week

Number of Emergency visits (per annum): 24,000

Radiology Services

Diagnostic Imaging


Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Radiology Hours of Operation: 08:00 – 16:30 Mon - Fri

Laboratory Hours of Operation: 08:00 – 16:30 Mon - Fri

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site:nNo

If No, what is the approximate travel to the nearest service: Red Deer is 20 min travel from here

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: No

If No, what is the approximate travel to the nearest service: Red Deer is 20 min travel

Required Competencies

  • A successful candidate will hold valid and relevant license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
  • Recent experience (within the last 12 months) of independent Family Medicine practice where the physician has been the most responsible physician for a wide range of Family Medicine patients
  • Applicant must also be able to provide proof of participation in relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs
  • Emergency on-call experience (within last 24 months) in pre-natal, postnatal and neonatal care
  • Experience in obstetrical and neonatal emergencies and resuscitation

Desired Competencies

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $4100.00 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 0.00% 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 Rebecca Aspden at e-mail

Company Operating Name: Alberta Health Services
Business Address: 43 Michener Bend
City: Red Deer
Province/ Territory: Alberta
Postal Code: T4P 0H6

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to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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