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Family Medicine Physician/General Practioner with Anesthesia

General Practitioner - Anaesthetics
Full Time Practice
Cold Lake
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2020-12-31  Time: 23:59
as soon as 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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The community of Cold Lake requires a full time Family Medicine with Anesthetics practitioner to join the existing physician team.

The practice opportunity in Cold Lake includes both clinic hours and hospital work. The physician team shares the Emergency Department on call rotation, while each maintaining a clinical family practice.

· Provide medical care in primary care, emergency department coverage, anesthesia services, acute care and extended care services.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, Cold Lake
• 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, support Anesthesia call schedules and other 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 Cold Lake. 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.

Cold Lake
Hugging the shores of Alberta’s seventh largest lake, Cold Lake is one of the fastest growing centre in northeastern Alberta. And don’t let the name fool you, Cold Lake is a community filled with warm smiles, crystal clear water and an abundance of natural beauty.

It’s a place where people come for a visit and never want to leave. Surrounded by Provincial parks and beautiful Alberta landscape Cold Lake is a haven for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

With a population including catchment of 20,798, Cold Lake has three main economic industries – the Canadian Forces Base – 4Wing, several thriving oil and gas developments as well as a busy tourism sector. Construction on the Base began in 1952 and it is now the largest air force base in Canada.

Cold Lake is located 287 km northeast of Edmonton and 107 kms north of Lloydminster.

Take a trip down the Iron Horse Trail on your ATV or snowmobile, rip up the dirt on our newly commissioned motocross track or head out on the lake for a day of fishing. Enjoy the Millennium trail which runs from the Canadian Air Force Base 4Wing to the Marina. When you’re ready to relax, head to Kinosoo Beach, recently voted one of Canada’s top 25 beaches or out on the green at one of three local golf courses. Aside from our ice arenas, baseball fields, soccer pitches, and local ski hill, the new Energy Centre offers a host of things to see and do including a world-class fitness centre. Cold Lake really is a four season playground!

Our 250 berth marina, the largest inland marina in western Canada, provides access to almost 400 square kilometers of open water with lots of sandy beaches. Fishing is a favorite pastime here, which is not surprising since the lake supports a very diverse fish population. We’re famous for our six species of angling game fish and hold the angling record in Alberta for Lake Trout. A whopping 52 ½ pound was caught in 1929 with a line and hook.

Community Organizations are many with random samples that include Knights of Columbus, Lakeland Radio Society, Adoption Support Group, Beta Sigma Phi, Kinsmen/Kinettes, Agricultural Society, Kinosoo Performing Arts Society, Lakeland United Way and Music Festival Association to a few.

Cold Lake is part of the Northern Lights School Division and offers education in the public sector as well as Separate and there is also a choice of Francophone.

In the vibrant business community you’ll find all the amenities of a bigger city without the crowds and traffic. We’re located three hours northeast of Edmonton and 20 minutes west of the Saskatchewan border on Highway 28. Bring your toys and enjoy Cold Lake in any season! For more information call 1-800-840-6140 [Call: 1-800-840-6140] or visit our website at

Hospital Name: Cold Lake Healthcare Centre
No. of Inpatient Beds: 28
No. of Long Term Care Beds: 50
No. of Operating Rooms: 1

Hospital Statistics:
Deliveries: 322
Emergency Room Visits: 33,153

Available Specialty Services (full-time and part-time):
General Surgery and dental surgery
Gynecological surgery
Ophthalmological surgery
ENT surgery
Endoscopy including gastroscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy

Visiting Services:
Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology Surgery, Orthopedic Surgeon, Pediatrics, ENT

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging

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.

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 at

Fee for Service

On Call Stipend - Physicians are remunerated for being on call.

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Minimum 36-60 months commitment may be required

This position is in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health

The CPSA Letter of Eligibility is required with your application.

Only candidates selected for an interview 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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