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Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
McLennan - Sacred Heart Community Health Centre
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 McLennan.

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 McLennan.
  • 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 Mclennan:

The community of McLennan is one of four communities in the Smoky River Area and is located on the threshold of the Mighty Peace Country about 400 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, Alberta.

The communities in the Region offer a full variety of modern commercial and administrative facilities and small business enterprises. A wide range of products and services are available in a friendly “small town” atmosphere. Attractive stores, modern banking facilities and state-of-the-art health care facilities are all within the area.

There are four major communities in the Smoky River area, each with its own unique characteristics.

Donnelly is the site of the Annual Smoky River Agricultural Fair and enjoys a strategic location adjacent to the airport, railroad and junction of main highways. It also holds the area’s junior/senior high school as well as an arena and baseball diamond. Donnelly also has a fire department. Population: 421.

Falher is the Honey Capital of Canada and is the thriving service centre for the enormous agricultural industry in the area. It has recently added the Alberta Wheat Pool Grain Terminal to its small town. It also has the largest bee in the World!! For recreation, Falher has an outdoor swimming pool, library, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, a giant slide, golf course, ski hill, ice arena, curling rink and parks. Falher has its own fire department, and is a large participant in minor hockey. As the largest community in the Smoky River region, Falher also serves as the major retail centre for area residents. Population: 1,172.

Girouxville boasts two of the most prominent cultural features in the Peace Country. The Girouxville Museum is the largest museum north of Edmonton and has received wide acclaim while the grotto of our Lady of Lourdes has served as a religious pilgrimage destination for almost half a century. Girouxville has a baseball diamond, bowling alley, community hall and outdoor skating rink to add to its strong cultural atmosphere. Low housing costs make Girouxville an attractive place to live. Population: 349.

McLennan is situated on the south shore of Kimiwan Lake and the Region’s centre for health and social activities. The Kimiwan Bird Walk (a bird sanctuary) is located at the intersection of the Mississippi, Pacific and Central Flyways (migration paths) of birds, offering a unique opportunity to observe many species. McLennan is also the home of the Smoky River area RCMP and has baseball diamonds, ice arena, tennis court and golf course. Service clubs include: Legion and Order of the Royal Purple. Population: 840.

The community of Smoky River offers Kindergarten to Grade 6 in Falher and Grade 7 to Grade 12 in Donnelly, both being public schools. French Families have the opportunity to send their children to a French school from Grades 1-12 at Ecolé Heritage in Falher. McLennan has a separate school offering Kindergarten to Grade 9 and Cyber High. The Northern Lakes College in McLennan provides continuing education for persons age 17 or older and out of school for one year.

Manoir du Lac is located in McLennan which houses continuing care, designated assisted living and supportive living residents. There are two Senior Apartments in McLennan and one in Falher. The Villa Beausejour (lodge) in Falher provides senior residential accommodation where all the services are provided for its residents.

COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES: The Smoky River Area offers a variety of medical support - Physicians, Dentists, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, diabetic/cardiac rehab, dietitians, and mental health. Public and Community Health services are also available.

Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 4.5 hrs
To Calgary: 7.5 hrs
To Red Deer: 6.0 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 2.0 hrs
To Lethbridge: 9.5 hrs
To Medicine Hat: 10 hrs

  • CCFP
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
  • Geriatrics
  • Emergency Room Experience

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.

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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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