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General Practitioner

PON07
General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
Ponoka
Centential Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury
1.0
2017-12-06
2018-03-31  Time: 14:00
As soon as possible
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.
2018-03-31

We are looking for a physician with training in Family Medicine who will practice in Ponoka, Alberta at Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury (CCMHBI).

This position requires a scope of practice that includes inpatient, outpatient, long term care, and on-call shifts. Candidates require recent and relevant experience in all scopes of practice to be performed.

Addiction and Mental Health experience and training are preferred.

About the Community of Ponoka:

Mayor’s Greeting

On behalf of Town Council, I extend a warm welcome to all visitors, including new and prospective residents to our community. Directly off the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, Ponoka, the Stampede Town, offers something for everyone.

In Ponoka, you’ll find a friendly, safe and prosperous community that welcomes visitors year ‘round. During your stay you will discover that here in Ponoka, we value being authentic and true to our roots, “keeping it real” with a relaxed and enjoyable community that balances the best of rural and urban lifestyles. Please stop in at our Visitor Information Centre located directly across from the Lions Centennial Park to find out how to make the most of your visit. You will discover an eclectic array of shopping, dining, recreation and other services that provide authentic, local experiences to visitors and residents:

  • Browse a variety of specialty and niche shops
  • Savour authentic dining experiences
  • Try your swing at one of the two world-class golf courses
  • Learn our history at historic Fort Ostell Museum and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
  • Play at our parks, including Lions Centennial Park which offers a fishing pond, Skate Park and a Splash Park
  • Take pictures, hike and enjoy nature on 8 km of trail systems along the lush Battle River Valley or hike the trails at the 635 acre J.J. Collett Natural area just south of town
  • Visit the Town’s recreation facilities including the Aquaplex, tennis courts and sports fields
  • And of course, enjoy ongoing events at the Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre as well as the world-renowned Annual Ponoka Stampede every July

Ponoka is an attractive and progressive community where people of all ages enjoy a high quality of life. We invite you to consider Ponoka as a great place to relocate. Ponoka offers affordable residential, farm, industrial and commercial properties including senior/retiree and low cost housing. The Town of Ponoka is also a great place to start or grow a business. Boasting one of Alberta’s lowest utility and tax structures, we offer competitive infrastructure, excellent transportation route access, a skilled workforce, and of course – an authentic quality of life. Whatever your business needs, we are eager to help you begin your search and answer your questions.

The Town of Ponoka has excellent schools and resources; in fact, Ponoka’s Composite High School is a model for modern classrooms and technologically progressive learning. Ponoka is also home to the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury. This world class facility is one of the province's largest providers of comprehensive mental health and brain injury services. Grant McEwan University offers a three-year Psychiatric Nursing Program from the Centennial Centre Site. The Town is working on creating a walkable community, with other senior-friendly initiatives planned for the future.

As a Council, we are extremely proud of our community and continuously challenge ourselves to improve the quality of life for residents, business and visitors. As Mayor, I invite you to enjoy your stay in Ponoka. I am confident you will enjoy the authentic flavour of our Town. Please take your time to explore our thriving businesses and the Town’s impressive natural surroundings. And come back soon!

Rick Bonnett
Mayor

Candidates must hold a valid and relevant license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, or a valid Notification of Eligibility Letter from the CPSA.

Required Competencies

  • Recent experience (within the last 12 months) of independent Family Medicine practice where the physician has been the Most Responsible Physician.

  • Applicant must also be able to provide proof of participation in relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs.

  • Certificate of the College of Family Physicians (CCFP) – Also Desired, see below.

Desired Competencies

  • Certificate of the College of Family Physicians (CCFP)

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

  • Suboxone/ Methadone training or experience

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 Brittany Ross at e-mail physician@albertahealthservices.ca

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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