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General Surgeon

General Surgery
Full Time Practice
1
Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie - Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
GPGS20200707n
2020-07-07
2020-07-17  Time: 23:59
2020-12-01
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
Position located in: North Zone To learn more about this zone
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Posting will close once suitable candidate is found.”

Alberta Health Services - North Zone, Grande Prairie, is seeking a General Surgeon who is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) with experience in HPB (hepato-pancreato-billary) surgery.

The Surgeon will have Alberta Health Services hospital privileges.

The position will include hospital call.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, Grande Prairie
• Establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the community
• Provide hospital and call support as required
• Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities
• Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned.

The successful candidate may choose to operate their business by joining an existing practice or by opening their own practice. This is the candidate's independent business decision and will not be managed through the recruitment process.

About the Community of Grande Prairie:

LOOKING for WORK-LIFE-BALANCE consider GRANDE PRAIRIE!
Located about 450 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, and about the same distance north of Jasper National Park, Grande Prairie offers the best of both worlds - big city amenities without losing the comfortable feel of a small, safe community and close proximity to outstanding wilderness areas.

Visit Grande Prairie Tourism website for photos and video - http://gptourism.ca/about-region

The City of Grande Prairie is an economically strong and culturally diverse large urban centre, with a population of about 75,000 and growing. Grande Prairie residents enjoy city pride, beautiful homes, A wide choice of recreation, education, shopping and entertainment opportunities.

Grande Prairie is a full service urban centre with a new Multiplex Recreational centre //https://eastlinkcentre.ca/ , community college http://www.gprc.ab.ca , numerous cultural events, alpine skiiing http://www.nitehawkalpine.com , cross country skiing http://www.wapitinordic.com, mountain biking, camping, water sports and more.

Grande Prairie is well serviced by major airlines and easy road transportation.

Public and separate elementary and high schools, private schools, a French Immersion school and a regional degree granting college offer families a range of educational opportunities usually only available in major city centers.

In the centre of Grande Prairie, winding park trails along the Bear Creek valley takes walkers, joggers, bikers and roller bladers through 15 kilometers of well treed and maintained park lands.

An Olympic-sized swimming pool, permanent indoor soccer arena, fully-equipped gymnastics centre, climbing wall facility and community fitness centre at the college, indoor hockey arenas -including a brand new twin ice arena - offer children and adults a full choice of sports and recreational activities.

Cross-country ski trails and a downhill ski facility just south of the city take full advantage of the scenic Wapiti River valley, well known for its wealth of dinosaur artifacts.

The Prairie Art Gallery, Centre for Creative Arts, Second Street Theatre, a Live Theatre group and a college theatre all run drama and arts programs and productions for community members of all ages.

A northern service centre for agriculture, forestry and petroleum industries, Grande Prairie is also a major retail shopping centre for a surrounding population of close to 250,000 people. An array of charming shops and boutiques add variety to the major retail stores and malls in Grande Prairie.

Travel Time:
To Edmonton: 4.5 hrs
To Calgary: 7 hrs
To Red Deer: 6 hrs
To Lethbridge: 9.5 hrs

Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Regional Hospital

The QEII Regional Hospital is a 160+ bed acute care facility with a busy emergency department, ICU, NICU and specialty services in OB/Gyn, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, urology, palliative care, pediatrics, and psychiatry; hosting over 10,000 discharges, approximately 60,000 emergency department visits, over 1,700 deliveries and more than 15,000 surgical procedures annually.

A new larger Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is currently under construction and is on schedule to open late in 2020, increasing the capacity to provide services to the people of Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern BC.

No. of Inpatient Beds: 165+
No. of Surgical Beds: 40
No. of Intensive Care Beds: 8
No. of Labor & Delivery Beds: 6
No. of Day Surgery Beds: 8
No. of Operating Rooms: 6

Hospital Statistics (per year):
Deliveries: 1,833
Dishcarges: 9,762
Emergency Room Visits: 56,681
O.R. Procedures: 13,759 & Endoscopy: 11,150

Available Specialty Services:
The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie is an acute care facility with 24-hour emergency services, an intensive care and neonatal intensive care unit. Services are provided in obstetrics, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, palliative care, pediatrics, psychiatry, and urology.

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging
Ultrasound
Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Laboratory Hours of Operation: M-F 7-4:15, SS 10-2

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site
Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site

Educational Requirements
Registration with the Royal College of Canada
Registration with the CPSA for Alberta Licensure (required with application)

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

Related Legislation
Under Alberta's Health Professions Act and Physicians, Surgeons and Osteopaths Profession Regulation, you must be a registered member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) to practice medicine in Alberta.

To find more information on the certification process see General Practitioner & Family Physician Licensing Process and Specialist Physician Licensing Process on the AlbertaCanada.com website.

Fee for Service

On Call Stipend - Physicians are remunerated for being on call.

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Compensation Programs - AMA Membership compensation programs are under review and may be subject to change.

* For complete details on AMA Membership Compensation & Benefits, click here


Susan Smith
Physician Resource Planner, North Zone
North Zone Medical Affairs
susan.smith3@ahs.ca
ahs.northzonephysicianrecruitment@albertahealthservices.ca



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