Alberta Health Services, Royal Alexandra Hospital, in partnership with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, is inviting applications from physicians with expertise in Addiction Medicine for a 1-year locum position on the Addiction Recovery and Community Health (ARCH) Team. The Royal Alexandra Hospital is an 895 bed acute care hospital that serves a diverse group of over 500,000 patients annually.
The ARCH Team is a multi-disciplinary consult service consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, addiction counsellors, peer support workers, and a pharmacist. The team provides management recommendations and brokered access to addiction treatment, recovery-oriented services, and social supports for admitted and emergency department patients with active substance use disorders. In addition to providing evidence informed medical management, the team also supports patients to stabilize their social determinants of health and is opportunistic about addressing other outstanding health concerns.
The ARCH Team physicians are on site from 0800 daily and provide on-call coverage until 2100.
An interest in the education of residents and students is highly desirable as the successful candidate is expected to apply for a Clinical Faculty Appointment in the appropriate department at the University of Alberta.