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Emergency Medicine Physicians - Royal Alexandra Hospital and North East Community Health Centre

Emergency Medicine
Full Time Practice
Royal Alexandra Hospital
2020-09-28  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
Position located in: Edmonton Zone To learn more about this zone
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Alberta Health Services is inviting applications from Emergency Medicine Physicians to join the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Edmonton Zone. There are up to 2 Permanent, 1.0 FTE positions and up to 2 Locum positions available with a start date of July 1, 2021. Locum positions will end June 30, 2022.

Shifts will be 8 hours, covering days/evenings/nights/weekends. A full-time schedule generally represents 10-12 clinical shifts per month.

Please note: Locum positions are temporary assignments; physicians recruited to locum positions who wish to become permanent or extend their locum will be required to apply for positions as they become available on the Doctor Jobs website.

Our Physician group provides coverage for both the Royal Alexandra hospital and the North East Community Health Centre. Physicians joining our group are required to work at both sites.

The Royal Alexandra Hospital is an approximately 850 bed facility located in the heart of the City of Edmonton. As an inner city tertiary trauma centre, the emergency department provides 24/7 service to over 73,000 patients per year. This is an exciting opportunity for Emergency Physicians interested in developing their critical care and trauma experience, as well as witnessing the rewards of treating patients who are challenged by social circumstance, addictions and mental health issues. The RAH ED prides itself in building a foundation that promotes the health and well-being of the community.

The Royal Alexandra hospital has a full suite of consultant services available on site, and is also the major referral centre in Northern Alberta for Women’s Health, Thoracic surgery, Bariatrics and Ophthalmology. As a teaching facility for a variety of health care learners, you will also interact with students in many disciplines.

The North East Community Health Centre (NECHC) Emergency Department is a stand-alone, 18 bed emergency department that provides service to over 48 000 patients a year. It is part of a facility that includes a number of outpatient clinics including sports medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry and women’s health. There are no inpatient facilities on site. Working at the NECHC allows our physicians to work in a community setting and maintain their pediatric skills, as pediatric volumes are the second highest in the Edmonton zone. Like the Royal Alexandra the department serves patients with challenging social circumstances as well as a number of new immigrant communities that have settled in the north east quadrant of the city.

All Edmonton Zone hospitals are affiliated with the University of Alberta, and serve as important training facilities for residents and students. The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. Applicants are expected to participate in education of trainees and are encouraged to apply for Clinical Academic Colleague appointments in the Academic Department of Emergency Medicine.

The candidate will have exceptional communication skills and a passion for quality and patient safety. They will be considered a strong clinician by their peers. The successful applicant will have, or be eligible for, certification in Emergency Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada or the College of Family Physicians Canada (FRCPC or CCFP-EM) and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. ACLS, PALS, ATLS and NRP competency are required. Residents must be eligible to write the appropriate exam at the next sitting.

Remuneration is fee-for-service at the Royal Alexandra and salaried at the North East Community Health Centre.

Interviews will be scheduled, via Zoom, for September 30, 2020 and October 07, 2020. Interested persons who meet the above qualifications should forward the following information to the contact below:

  • A letter of interest that speaks to your interest in the RAH Emergency Department, short and long term career goals, and ways in which you hope to contribute to the department.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • The names and contact information of three references. For graduating residents, one reference letter must be from your program director or assistant program director. For practicing physicians, one reference letter must be from a recent Facility Chief.

Send to:

Jodi Millan (, cc to Samantha Johnson (

Please note: Interviews will NOT be offered to incomplete or late applications.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Emergency Medicine, can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at Details about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found at and

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, Covenant Health, and the University of Alberta hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Indigenous persons.

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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