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Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
High Prairie
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2021-06-01  Time: 23:59
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.
Position located in: North Zone To learn more about this zone
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Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

Provide physician services in primary care, emergency department, acute care and extended care services.

The successful candidate is recruited for the community of High Prairie.

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.

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Reside in and have as his/her primary residence in the community of High Prairie.
  • Establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the community.
  • Provide call support as per call schedules, including full time participation in the Emergency Department and other call schedules as required.
  • Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities; interest in leadership.
  • Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned.

About the Community of High Prairie:

The Town of High Prairie is a thriving community of about 3000 people who enjoy the advantage of living in a modern urban community surrounded by golden prairie, lush forests and numerous lakes. Situated just 15 minutes from the western shores of Lesser Slave Lake, it has a thriving tourism industry, particularly in the warmer summer months. Boating, beaches, fishing, quadding and the parks are just some of the summer recreation choices available. Winter activities include hockey, curling, ice fishing, snowmobiling and downhill skiing. The Museum and Library, as well as the local College encourage all to drop in.

Nearby Winagami Lake Provincial Park & Kimiwan Lake are a birdwatcher’s paradise, while the Jack Pine Natural Area is a wildland park and remnant of the last glacial age, and Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park boasts Alberta’s largest inland lake. Numerous private & public campgrounds & resorts, hotels & motels and a complete range of restaurants are sure to satisfy any visitor’s needs.

This Agricultural, Forestry and Oil & Gas based community has a full complement of over 200 retail goods and service based businesses. High quality recreational facilities include an Aquatic Center, 2 indoor hockey arenas, 4 sheet curling rink, 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, agri-plex, rodeo grounds, gun range, Jaycee Ball Park and private fitness centers. There are walking trails throughout the area and many service groups encourage volunteers to participate in all types of activities. The town also has a 3944 foot Municipal Airport, accommodating regional air travelers, private aircraft and Med-Evac transports. There is also a local FM radio station, newspaper, taxi services and passenger bus service to larger centers.

  • CCFP - desired
  • CCFP-EM - desired
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - desired
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - desired
  • Geriatrics - desired
  • Emergency Room Experience - required

Candidate must have independent Emergency Room & Acute Care Hospital Experience in Rural setting within the past 1-2 years.

Preference will be given to applicants who do not require, or have completed, the CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment (PRA-AB).

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

Registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) or proof of Eligibility for Alberta Licensure required (to be included with application).

All physicians who wish to practice in Alberta must hold a valid license with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta. For more information on obtaining this license and the eligibility requirements, please visit College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta www.cpsa.ab

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.

Shauna Wallbank

Physician Resource Planner, AHS North Zone (Medical Affairs)

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

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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