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General Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
Ponoka Hospital & Care Centre
2021-07-31  Time: 12:00
As soon as possible
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
Position located in: Central Zone To learn more about this zone
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We are looking for a physician with training in Family Medicine with basic obstetrical experience who will practice in a Family Medicine clinical practice. A successful candidate will be responsible for after hours inpatient care and take part in a rotation based obstetrics group performing low risk deliveries and being responsible for pre-natal, postnatal and neonatal care.

This position requires a scope of practice that includes community clinic, inpatient, outpatient, acute, long term care, basic obstetrics and emergency room shifts and on-call. Candidates require recent and relevant experience in all scopes of practice to be performed.

About the Community of Ponoka:

Mayor’s Greeting

On behalf of Town Council, I extend a warm welcome to all visitors, including new and prospective residents to our community. Directly off the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, Ponoka, the Stampede Town, offers something for everyone.

In Ponoka, you’ll find a friendly, safe and prosperous community that welcomes visitors year ‘round. During your stay you will discover that here in Ponoka, we value being authentic and true to our roots, “keeping it real” with a relaxed and enjoyable community that balances the best of rural and urban lifestyles. Please stop in at our Visitor Information Centre located directly across from the Lions Centennial Park to find out how to make the most of your visit. You will discover an eclectic array of shopping, dining, recreation and other services that provide authentic, local experiences to visitors and residents:

  • Browse a variety of specialty and niche shops
  • Savour authentic dining experiences
  • Try your swing at one of the two world-class golf courses
  • Learn our history at historic Fort Ostell Museum and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
  • Play at our parks, including Lions Centennial Park which offers a fishing pond, Skate Park and a Splash Park
  • Take pictures, hike and enjoy nature on 8 km of trail systems along the lush Battle River Valley or hike the trails at the 635 acre J.J. Collett Natural area just south of town
  • Visit the Town’s recreation facilities including the Aquaplex, tennis courts and sports fields
  • And of course, enjoy ongoing events at the Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre as well as the world-renowned Annual Ponoka Stampede every July

Ponoka is an attractive and progressive community where people of all ages enjoy a high quality of life. We invite you to consider Ponoka as a great place to relocate. Ponoka offers affordable residential, farm, industrial and commercial properties including senior/retiree and low cost housing. The Town of Ponoka is also a great place to start or grow a business. Boasting one of Alberta’s lowest utility and tax structures, we offer competitive infrastructure, excellent transportation route access, a skilled workforce, and of course – an authentic quality of life. Whatever your business needs, we are eager to help you begin your search and answer your questions.

The Town of Ponoka has excellent schools and resources; in fact, Ponoka’s Composite High School is a model for modern classrooms and technologically progressive learning. Ponoka is also home to the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury. This world class facility is one of the province's largest providers of comprehensive mental health and brain injury services. Grant McEwan University offers a three-year Psychiatric Nursing Program from the Centennial Centre Site. The Town is working on creating a walkable community, with other senior-friendly initiatives planned for the future.

As a Council, we are extremely proud of our community and continuously challenge ourselves to improve the quality of life for residents, business and visitors. As Mayor, I invite you to enjoy your stay in Ponoka. I am confident you will enjoy the authentic flavour of our Town. Please take your time to explore our thriving businesses and the Town’s impressive natural surroundings. And come back soon!

Rick Bonnett

Ponoka Hospital & Care Centre

No. of Inpatient Beds: 22
No. of Long Term Care Beds: 30
No. of Surgical Beds: 6
No. of Coronary Care Beds: 2
No. of Labor & Delivery Beds: 2
No. of Day Surgery Beds: 3
No. of Operating Rooms: 2

Hospital Statistics:

Inpatient Admissions: 100%
Deliveries: 60-100
Emergency Room Visits: 10,000 annually
Inpatient Operations Performed: ?
Day Surgeries Performed: ?

Available Specialty Services (full-time and part-time):
No Specialist
GP Surgeon
GP Obstetrical Surgery

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging

Laboratory Hours of Operation: 24 hrs

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: No
If No, approximate travel to the nearest service: 30min

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: No
Approximate travel to the nearest service: 30 min

A successful candidate will hold either a valid and relevant license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, or a valid Notification of Eligibility Letter from the CPSA.

Required Competencies

  • Recent experience (within the last 12 months) of independent Family Medicine practice where the physician has been the Most Responsible Physician for a wide range of Family Medicine patients.
  • Applicant must also be able to provide proof of participation in relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs.
  • Emergency on-call experience that covers trauma, medical, surgical and pediatric emergencies within the previous 12 months
  • Recent Obstetric experience (within last 24 months) in pre-natal, postnatal, neonatal care as well as performing low risk deliveries.
  • Experience in obstetrical and neonatal emergencies and resuscitation.


  • Certificate of the College of Family Physicians
  • Experience within the past 24 months running an office based family medicine clinic and being responsible for after hours inpatient care.
  • Up-to-date ACLS/Life Support Training
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)
  • MOREOB/Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
  • AdvancedTrauma Life Support (ATLS)

This Position is 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.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Lindsay McDow at e-mail

Company Operating Name: Alberta Health Services
Business Address: 43 Michner Bend
City: Red Deer
Province/ Territory: Alberta
Postal Code: T4P 0H6

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