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General Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
Sundre Hospital and Care Centre
2018-09-28  Time: 23:59
As soon as possible
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.

About the Community of Sundre:


Town of Sundre Website

Community Description:

Sundre is a town of approximately 2,500 in west central Alberta, located in the Red Deer River valley on Highway 22 (the Cowboy Trail). Sundre is 100km north-west of Calgary – a one hour drive from the Calgary city limits and the International Airport. Our service population is about 7,500 permanent residents, but can swell to 30,000 or more in the summer. An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, Sundre has abundant running, mountain biking and cross-country ski trails and is on the doorstep of the Alberta foothills with thousands of square miles of recreational opportunities. Sundre also offers many cultural activities including dance, music, community theatre, and a vibrant arts community. There are three 18-hole golf courses within 10 minutes of town, and many athletic opportunities for adults and children alike, including organized hockey, equestrian sports, soccer, baseball, football, gymnastics, tae kwon do and curling and renowned whitewater kayaking and rafting on the Red Deer River. In addition, Sundre has an aquatic centre with a 25m pool and fitness facility, and is less than two hours from Banff-Canmore for world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Sundre has two schools; the modern River Valley School was constructed in 2008 and caters to students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. The Sundre High School is a highly regarded school with a strong commitment to academics, extensive opportunities for athletics, and many other extracurricular opportunities. Sundre also has exceptional daycare, preschool and after-school care programs conveniently adjoining River Valley School. The main industries in Sundre are forestry, agriculture and oil & gas.

Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 2.5 hrs
To Calgary: 1.25 hrs
To Red Deer: 1.00 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 7.5 hrs
To Lethbridge: 3.5 hrs
To Medicine Hat: 4.35 hrs

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
•Certificate of the College of Family Physicians (CCFP)

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

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

Fee for Service

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $12812.33 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 11.90% 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 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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