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Surgical Assistant

Part Time Practice
Royal Alexandra Hospital
2021-11-03  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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Alberta Health Services, is currently seeking the services of independently licensed physicians to surgical assist in the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Orthopedic Surgery Centre. Under the direction of the surgeon, the primary duties of the position will be the provision of surgical assistance during procedures. Flexibility in completing postoperative orders as per the surgeon’s direction is an asset. The surgical assistant is responsible for maintaining aseptic integrity, is a skillful communicator with all members of the OR team and can lift and position patients and equipment as required.

The position provides the opportunity to work with a congenial group of surgeons who routinely guide resident physicians in acquiring the skills required to become capable surgeons. As the assist physician becomes familiar with each surgeon’s procedural workflows, the assist physician will also become a capable orthopedic surgical assist.

Orthopedics runs a minimum of 5 operating rooms daily to a maximum of 7.

Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to regular, predictable availability although this does not necessarily have to be multiple days in a week.

The successful applicant must be able to bill the Schedule of Medical Benefits/third parties for surgical services provided. The successful applicant is required to be on site from approximately 07:30 Monday to Friday, until the cases are completed, typically by 15:45 but up until 18:00 on Thursdays in the Trauma Room. Applicants must already registered for independent practice in Family Medicine or a surgical specialty with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Surgical Assisting experience in an operating room is preferred.

The expected fee for service roughly ranges from $700- $1000 for day assisting with additional modifiers for time and BMI as may be applicable.

Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae with three references, current CPSA permit and a letter of application to via the Dr. Jobs Website.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

All new offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the employer.

This information is collected by the authority of the Protection For Person In Care Act (Section 5.(3).

All applications must include the competition number and a current resume to be received by Human Resources no later than the midnight of the closing date. We thank all candidates for their applications however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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!

All new offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the employer.
This information is collected by the authority of the Protection For Person In Care Act (Section 10(4)).

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