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General Practitioner with Basic Obstetrics

General Practitioner - Obstetrics
Full Time Practice
Rocky Mountain House
Rocky Mountain House Health Centre
2019-03-01  Time: 23:59
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.

We are looking for a General Practitioner with Basic Obstetrics with recent and relevant training and experience in Family Medicine for a fulltime Family Medicine practice in the town of Rocky Mountain House. A successful candidate will additionally be required to cover shifts and on-call in the local rural emergency room as the sole physician available. The scope of practice includes inpatient, outpatient, acute care, long term care and community clinical work. Must be able to do VBAC’s with vacuum and/or forceps.

About the Community of Rocky Mountain House:

Town of Rocky Mountain House

A Strong Community with a Promising Future ... This is Where Adventure Begins!

Rocky Mountain House Website

Locals describe Rocky Mountain House as family-oriented, fun, financially stable, and flourishing; these are truly the four pillars of a great community in which to live, work and play. Rocky has an strong community spirit and a small-town feel while offering a wide spectrum of services to its trading area of 21,000 people.

Rocky Mountain House offers full amenities for tourism, health care, recreation, banking, shopping and dining. The local arts and culture scene is flourishing. The summer of 2014 proved to be another great year for events like Marketplace on Main, which was enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.If outdoor recreation is what you like to do, then the West Country area is for you, with the mountains, lakes and rivers this is the place to enjoy your time off by yourself or with your family,

Education is important in the community with Public and Catholic schools offering K-12 and French Immersion as well. Checkout the link to learn more about education opportunities in Rocky:

Education Opportunities

Development and local construction is strong and active in the community. In 2014, there have been many significant developments around town with a record year for building permit values. With exploration in the Duvernay Shale region that surrounds Rocky Mountain House and possible future development in the coal industry, the community hopes to welcome new companies and residents in the future.

Rocky Mountain House Health Centre

No. of Inpatient Beds: 31

No. of LTC beds: 0

No. of operating rooms: 1

No. of Deliveries: 150-160

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


  • Two 1.0 GP Surgeons who provide surgical support two days per week and OR on call. One of these GP Surgeons provides gastroscopy and sigmoidoscopy testing and the other provides colonoscopy and gastroscopy services.
  • One GP Anesthetist (1.0) who will provide anesthesia services and OR on call support. as soon as privileges are approved.
  • One GP Anesthetist (0.5) who provides anesthesia services, epidural and OR on call support.
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Description: Busy rural acute facility

Emergency Services: 24/7 on call

Number of Emergency visits (per annum): 24000

Radiology Services

x Diagnostic Imaging

x Ultrasound

Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Radiology Hours of Operation: 0800 to 1615 M-F to public and 0700 to 2300 daily to support ER_

Laboratory Hours of Operation: 0800 to 1615 M-F to public and 0700 to 2300 daily to support ER

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site:Yes

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: No

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, neonatal care as well as performing low risk deliveries
•Experience in obstetrical and neonatal emergencies and resuscitation

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

Fee for Service

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $16284.37 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 15.12% 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 Rebecca Aspden at e-mail

Company Operating Name: Alberta Health Services
Business Address: 43 Michener Bend
City: Red Deer
Province/ Territory: Alberta
Postal Code: T4N 6R2

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