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Obstetrician / Gynecologist

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Full Time Practice
High River
High River General Hospital (Acute)
2021-12-15  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: Calgary Zone To learn more about this zone
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Alberta Health Services, Department of Rural Medicine, Calgary Zone is currently recruiting an experienced OB/GYN. The successful applicant must have strong surgical skills and be comfortable operating without local backup of other surgical specialties in a Level I community hospital.

· No antepartum care.

· Consultant obstetrics only – providing backup for local family physicians and midwives who provide low risk obstetrical care.

· On-call 1 in 3 but taken from home.

· Must reside within 30 minutes of High River Hospital.

· Establish and maintain a community based practice within the Town of High River or surrounding rural area. 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 business choice and will not be managed through the recruitment process.

· Ideal for someone wanting to slow down or focus more on gynecology.

· High River is located close to Calgary with Level 2 and Level 3 care centres available to transfer patients to.

About the Community of High River:

Nestled in nature along the Highwood River, enjoy the advantages of living in a community with a small town feel with close proximity to larger centres. High River is a thriving community of 14,000+ and has many amenities to offer residents. Find out more on the Town of High River’s website

Travel Time:

To Banff: 2 hours

To Calgary: 30 minutes/50 minutes to Calgary International Airport

To Edmonton: 3.5 hours

To Red Deer: 2 hours

To Lethbridge: 1.5 hours

To Alberta/Montana Border: Less than 3 hours

Must be eligible to practice as an OB/Gyne Specialist as per CPSA standards – required

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – desired

Fellowship or equivalent – desired

Experienced OB/GYN with strong surgical skills.

Candidate must have hands on experience offering OBGYN services as the sole provider within the past 1-2 years.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – required

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) – desired

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) – desired

Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) – required

Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently (MOREOB) – required

NRP – Neonatal Resuscitation Program - required

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

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

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

AHS requires proof of full immunization against COVID-19, in accordance with AHS Immunization of Workers for COVID-19 Policy #1189, prior to onboarding and providing services at any AHS facility.

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.

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Department of Rural Medicine

Calgary Zone


Applications must be submitted through this posting. Applications received by email alone will be redirected to this site for submission.

Applicants who require a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment must attach their CPSA Review of Qualifications (Eligibility Letter) with their application.

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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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