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General / Rural Family Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
Big Country Hospital (Oyen)
2021-12-31  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: South Zone To learn more about this zone
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Alberta Health Services, South Zone is currently seeking a full time 1.0 FTE Rural Family Physician for the Big Country Hospital (Oyen).

This recruitment will establish and maintain a fulltime, full scope Rural Medicine with Admitting privileges practice in the community of Oyen. A full time practice is generally accepted as engagement in clinical duties five (5) days per week, minimum 40 hours and/or providing commensurate shifts in keeping with other full time practice FTEs as assigned by the medical leader responsible for the area of clinical service.

Will reside in and have as primary residence the community of Oyen.

Will provide call support as per AHS call schedules and expectations including ER on call rotation for Rural Medicine practices in the South Zone at Oyen.

Will also participate in quality improvement programs and initiatives undertaken within the ZCD Rural Medicine.

Clinic Information
Clinic Name: Oyen Medical Clinic
Clinic Type: Group Practice
Number of Physicians currently in practice: 3
Clinic Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5:00pm
Practice Description: Office and hospital practice
Clinic is supported by Palliser PCN

Oyen, a community with a population of 1,190 and a catchment area of 5,000 is an agricultural centre situated near the Alberta / Saskatchewan border and has all the amenities of a rural community. Oyen offers residents and visitors the grandeur of wide open blue skies in the heartland of Alberta’s vast rolling prairie.

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Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 4 1/2 hrs
To Calgary: 3 hrs
To Red Deer: 3 1/2 hrs
To Lethbridge: 4 hrs
To Medicine Hat: 2 hrs

Provide Proof of full immunization against COVID-19 as per AHS Policy #1189 IMMUNIZATION OF WORKERS FOR COVID-19.

CCFP Desired

Must be eligible for a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta license.

Must be eligible to apply to the CPSA for the Provisional Register Conditional Practice as a General Practitioner or be recognized as a specialist in Family Medicine.

Preference will be given to general practice physicians with recent training and/or experience (within 2 years) in Emergency situations and with recent rual experience.

Preference will be given to Canadian-trained and/or equivalently trained physicians

Preference will be given to Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada

ACLS Required

ATLS Required

NRP Desired


For more information on obtaining a CPSA license and the eligibility requirements, please visit The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta

Compensation Type: Fee-for-Service

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Incentives:

Several benefits are available to physicians through the AMA. To receive these benefits, physicians must be members of the AMA or pay a non-member administration fee.

Thank you for your interest in a position at the Big Country Hospital in Oyen, Alberta; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates are asked to please apply directly through this posting with a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their qualifications, education and experience. Any applications recieved by email alone will be redirected for submission through this site. A CV and a CPSA Eligibility Letter are the minimum requirements to formally accept an application on your behalf.

Nicole Ashman

Planner-Physician Resources

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