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General / Family Practitioner, Anesthesia

WCFMA190617
General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
Whitecourt
Whitecourt Healthcare Centre
1.0
2017-06-19
2017-12-31  Time: 23:59
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.
2017-12-31

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.

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.

www.whitecourt.ca
www.rubored.ca
www.woodlands.ab.ca/association.aspx

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:
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.

Fee-for-Service

On Call Stipend GP on Call: Yes Physicians are remunerated for being on call in the Emergency Room. The rate is $23.11 an hour and is paid for a total of 14 hours on weekdays from 5 pm to 7am and 24 hours a day on weekends and statutory holidays. Frequency of on call shifts vary by community.

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Incentives A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $18,177.24 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.) A Variable Fee Premium paid is paid 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 $2,500 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 complete details on the AMA benefits, please contact www.albertadoctors.org


For further information, please contact:

Deborah Whetstone
Manager, North Zone Medical Affairs
deborah.whetstone@ahs.ca or ahs.northzonephysicianrecruitment@ahs.ca


Minimum 36-60 months commitment may be required

The CPSA Letter of Eligibility is required with your application.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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