Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner

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Looking fo family physician that will provide medical care in primary care, emergency department coverage, acute care and extended care services. A team player to work with the local phyisicians and medical team within the community.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, Athabasca
• 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.

The successful candidate is recruited for the community of Athabasca. Once chosen, the successful candidate may choose to operatre their business by joining an existing practice or opening their own practice. This is the candidate's independent business decision an will not be managed through the recruitment process.

There is a Primary Care Network in the community.

Additional Notes About Athabasca

The Town of Athabasca is a diverse rural community located 150 km North of Edmonton on Highway 2.

Athabasca is the home of a Healthcare Centre, a fully accredited facility with acute care beds and continuing care beds servicing a growing population of 9,656. This area includes the Town of Athabasca, a large portion of the County of Athabasca, a portion of the MD of Opportunity (which includes Calling Lake), 11 Hamlets and 5 Summer Villages.

Athabasca is a service hub of the energy communities of Ft.McMurray, Wabasca and Lac La Biche. It is home to forestry, agriculture, oil and gas development and Athabasca University. Al Pac(Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries) is known for being the best pulp company of the world, Athabasca University supports approximately 37,000 students through on-line distance learning. The region is continually experiencing growth due to industrial development of Alberta’s Energy Corridor and supports numerous energy and natural resource companies.

Although many might expect that rural living sacrifices the benefits of urban centres, Athabasca offers a harmonious balance of both worlds. While residents take in the wide-open spaces, endless outdoor opportunities and small town experience, they may also enjoy an experience of a larger urban centre. Similar to that of a large city, we have many retail opportunities. We have a thriving arts scene which is best on display at the Nancy Appleby Theatre, where we host musical and theatrical performances.

We are home to the Athabasca Regional Multiplex, an indoor sports and leisure facility that hosts hockey, curling, soccer, baseball and musical performances. To learn more about our facility - The Athabasca Golf and Country Club is situated along the Athabasca River has 18 scenic holes and has much to offer a golfer. It is known as one of the most scenic golf courses in Alberta.

Winter sports entail snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. In summer, free time is taken up with the numerous lakes; fishing, water skiing, swimming, boating and camping. Athabasca has many different denominations, so finding a church is not a problem. There are also numerous walking trails that are well used by hikers, joggers and bikers. For those that are pursuing the healthy living experience, Athabasca has much to offer. Don’t forget to visit the Farmer’s Market for farm fresh produce. The beautiful Athabasca River valley is another attraction you don’t want to miss.

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Travel Time:
To Edmonton: 1.5 hrs
To Calgary: 4.5 hrs

Hospital Name: Athabasca Healthcare Centre
No. of Inpatient Beds: 27
No. of Long Term Care Beds: 23
No. of Labor & Delivery Beds: 1
No. of Operating Rooms: 1

Hospital Statistics:
Inpatient Discharges: 635 per yr
Emergency Room Visits: 12,810 per yr

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging

Laboratory Hours of Operation: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: No
Approximate travel to the nearest service: 90 kims

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: No
Approximate travel to the nearest service: 146 kms


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (desired)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) (desired)
  • CCFP
  • 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.

All physicians who wish to practice in Alberta must hold a valid license with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta. For more information on obtaining this license and the eligibility requirements, please visit College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta



On Call Stipend

GP on Call: Yes Physicians are remunerated for being on call in the Emergency Room. The rate is $23.84 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 $22,739.4 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 21.12% 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 complete details on the AMA benefits, please contact

Recruiter Contact:

For more information on this posting, please contact

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

15 May 2019
Location: Canada Alberta Athabasca
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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