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Family Medicine/General Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
Whitecourt Health Care Centre
2019-04-17  Time: 23:59
As soon as a suitable candidate is found
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.
Position located in: North Zone To learn more about this zone
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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, Whitecourt
• 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 Whitecourt. 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.

About the Community of Whitecourt:

Recreation, leisure and cultural pursuits are the key to Whitecourt’s vibrancy. Whitecourt offers both indoor and outdoor pursuits for all enthusiasts and is commonly referred to as a four season playground.

With a population of over 10,500 and an average age of 32, Whitecourt is a young and vibrant community. Only a 90 minute car drive North East of Edmonton, Whitecourt is a modern urban centre offering countless amenities.

Many people are drawn to Whitecourt for the vast career opportunities available to professionals from one of the diverse sectors of the economy – from forestry to oil and gas and tourism. Once there many professionals make Whitecourt a permanent home enjoying the dynamic and thriving economy, modern school and recreation facilities and expanding health services.

Also known as the Snowmobile Capital of Alberta, Whitecourt offers over 50 kilometres of walking and off highway vehicle trails throughout Whitecourt that will take you from the hilltop area to the valley.

For more information on the community of Whitecourt, please visit:

Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 1.25 hrs
To Calgary: 5 hrs
To Red Deer: 3 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 3 hrs

Whitecourt is a vibrant, fast developing community situated in a scenic valley.

Our community of approximately 13,000 population in town with an additonal 10,000 in the surrounding area and consists of mostly young people so we keep busy with emergency medicine and obstetrics.

When we are not working, there are many opportunities for camping, fishing, hunting and downhill skiing in the Rocky Mountains which is only 2 hours away. We have an amateur theatre group and a new multi-million dollar recreational facility, and 18 hole golf course amongst many other recreational activities.

Travel Time:
To Edmonton: 1.25 hrs
To Calgary: 5 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 3 hrs

Hospital Name: Whitecourt Healthcare Centre
No. of Inpatient Beds: 22
Continuing Care Beds: 15

Hospital Statistics:
Inpatient Discharges: 895 per year
Emergency Room Visits: 16,710 per year

Qualifications & 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 (required)
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 $18631.67 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 17.30% 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, AHS North Zone (Medical Affairs)

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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