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Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner with Anesthesiology/GPA

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General Practitioner - Anaesthetics
Full Time Practice
Slave Lake
1.0
2018-12-06
2019-06-30  Time: 23:59
2019-04-15
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.
2019-12-06

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, Slave Lake.
  • 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.
  • Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned.

There is a Primary Care Network in the community.

The successful candidate is recruited for the community of Slave Lake. 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 process.

The Slave Lake Family Care Clinic is a multi-disciplinary initiative of Alberta Health that provides individual and family-focused primary health care services that are tailored to meet the health needs of the community.

Number of Physicians: 7
Clinic Hours: M to F 0800 to 2100 hours; Weekends and Holidays 0900 t0 1700 hours

Hospital Name: Slave Lake Health Care Centre

No. of Inpatient Beds: 24
No. of Long Term Care Beds: 20

Hospital Statistics:
Emergency Room Visits: 11,621
Discharges: 940

Available Specialty Services:
Obstetrics

Visiting Specialties:
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pediatrics
Cardiologist

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging
Ultrasound
Laboratory Hours of Operation: 0800-1600 hrs + oncall hrs

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: Yes, Renal Dialysis Unit managed through N.A.R.P. (Northern Alberta Renal Program)
Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: No

Approximate travel to the nearest service:
Slave Lake to Edmonton - 2.5 hrs

About the Community of Slave Lake:

The Town of Slave Lake, population 6,782, is located two and a half hours northwest of Edmonton, at the southeastern tip of Lesser Slave Lake. Characterized by many as “The Jewel of the North,” Slave Lake is a progressive, dynamic community. Within 15 minutes you can discover Alberta’s 6th largest Provincial Park, Canada’s northernmost bird observatory, Alberta’s easternmost foothills and the most beautiful stretch of white sand beaches in Alberta!

Lesser Slave Lake, the largest lake entirely within the Alberta border, boasts one of the finest recreational beaches in the province. Seven kilometers of pristine, white sand beaches are located within the Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park which has been featured on the Discovery Channel as part of the Great Canadian Parks Series.

The Pelican Mountain range is to the northeast where Marten Mountain rises some 1020 meters above sea level. The views from Marten Mountain are scenic and beautiful, something rarely found in the Boreal Forest.

Slave Lake offers year round activities for sightseers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Fishing, hiking, biking, off-roading, camping and recreational boating are enjoyed by many April through October. In the summer months, the town plays host to Riverboat Daze, the Alberta Open Sandsculpture Championships, the Lesser Slave Lake Song Bird Festival and numerous fishing tournaments.

When the cold weather sets in, ice fishing presents anglers with an opportunity to hook a big Walleye, Northern Pike (Jackfish) or Whitefish. As well, incredible cross-country skiing and backcountry sledding are favourite winter pastimes enjoyed by many.

For a smaller centre, Slave Lake offers an impressive selection of hotels, campgrounds, restaurants and community facilities. While here, be sure to take advantage of our hiking trails - including the Trans Canada Trail, boat launches and boat rentals, and kayak rentals.


For more information on our great community, please go to www.slavelake.ca

Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 2.5 hrs
To Calgary: 7.0 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 3.0 hrs

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Diploma in Anesthetics, with a minimum of 6 months pre & post diploma experience
  • 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.

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $20392.14 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 18.94% 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.


Shauna Wallbank

Physician Resource Planner, North Zone Medical Affairs

shauna.wallbank@ahs.ca or ahs.northzonephysicianrecruitment@ahs.ca

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.



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