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Geriatric Medicine Specialist or Care of the Elderly Physicians

Full Time Practice
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2021-04-08  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
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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The successful post holder will develop, in collaboration with surgical specialists at the University of Alberta Hospital, a proactive consultative service for older surgical patients. The service will comprise preoperative outpatient clinics and coordination of multi professional post operative care in order to maximize the outcomes of elective and unplanned surgery for medically complex or frail older adults.

The Specialized Geriatric Services Program (SGS – Clinical Alternative Relationship Plan) in partnership with Alberta Health Services is inviting applications for a Geriatrician / Care of the Elderly Physician to join the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine / Care of the Elderly located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s largest and only provincial health region providing services for a population of over 3 million people.

The successful candidates will be accredited in either General (Internal) Medicine and Geriatric Medicine or Family Medicine with a Care of the Elderly certification (MD with equivalent qualification) and eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

This post is part of an innovative programmatic approach to the comprehensive provision of specialized medical services in the Edmonton AHS zone. This an unrivalled opportunity for interested, engaged and enthusiastic physicians to take an active role in acute, post-acute, rehabilitative and community geriatric medicine services.

Post holders will be expected to participate in the undergraduate and postgraduate education and training programs of the joint divisions of Care of the Elderly and Geriatric Medicine and maintain adequate continuing professional development as dictated by their relevant governing body. Medical liability insurance will be required

All appropriate support (administrative and technical) to enable the successful candidates to excel will be provided. Remuneration for the posts is $327,468 – 359,832 depending upon training and hours. A 10% overhead will be payable for business administration.

The SGS – ARP is also seeking to expand its educational remit. Successful and interested candidates will be offered a clinical academic colleague appointment with the relevant academic department

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining their experience, interests and current activities along with three reference letters. Interested candidates are also encouraged to contact either Dr. Adrian Wagg, Division Director, Geriatric Medicine, Adrian Wagg (mail, or Jean Triscott, Division Director, Care of the Elderly ( to discuss the position and the opportunities offered by this post.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will begin being reviewed 2 weeks after ad posted; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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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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