General Practitioner for Addiction Recovery Centre

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An exciting opportunity with specialized focus in addiction medicine currently exists within Alberta Health Services Clinical Department of Family Medicine and Addictions and Mental Health. If your practice aligns with our clinical foundations of being detox recovery oriented, strength based and hope inspired, this may be the opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of others.

The detox role at the Addiction Recovery Centre (ARC), requires an integrated knowledge of counseling, pharmacology, internal medicine and public health. Operating within a multi-disciplinary team including counselors, nurses, and various other clinical and administrative support roles, Physicians provide medical services to clients including primary care, writing/reviewing prescriptions, coaching and counseling, initiating medical protocols based on assessment, complete medicals and referral for ongoing treatment and regular consultations and medical leadership within the team.

This opportunity involves 5 half day clinics per week at ARC with some evening on call coverage. In addition on-call coverage on alternating weekends will be required.


The successful candidate will have an MD, preferably with a CCFP designation. Family Physicians who currently hold addiction medicine certification or specialization or who have a keen interest in learning addiciton medicine are encouraged to express interest.

Experience with addictions and an ability to effectively manage patients in crisis are definite assets.


Remuneration is fee for service with a highly attractive income guarantee and hourly rate for on-call.

Recruiter Contact:

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae outlining their current clinical experience, and the names of three references to:

Dr. Avininder Aulakh

Zone Clinical Section Chief, Addiction Medicine, Addiction and Mental Health

Applications will begin being reviewed immediately; however the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

This position is not sponsorship eligible

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Alberta Health Services hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

7 September 2019
Location: Canada Alberta Edmonton
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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