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Locum Addiction Medicine Physician with ARCH

Short-Term Locum
Royal Alexandra Hospital
2021-10-31  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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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.

Candidates must be eligible for certification with either the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada. They must also be licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). Additional training or experience in addiction medicine is required. All applicants must have secured approval from the CPSA for opioid agonist treatment initiation.

Remuneration is via a Sessional Clinical Alternative Relationship Plan with Alberta Health.

To apply, qualified candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with the names of three references to:

Dr. Kathryn Dong, Medical Director, Addiction Recovery and Community Health Team, Royal Alexandra Hospital

Phone: 780-613-5022

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.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services 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 men and women, including Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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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