Red Deer is looking for well-rounded Pediatricians who want to practice to their full scope. In the hospital, we manage our 17-bed level 2 NICU and 10-bed pediatric in-patient ward, and serve as the consultant on call for neonatal & pediatric patients across central zone. In clinic, we consult on general pediatric problems and provide ongoing care for more complex patients, such as those with diabetes, prematurity, developmental delays, multi-system disorders and mental health concerns.
This is an excellent opportunity for either a new grad to begin their pediatric practice in a supportive group of general pediatricians, or for a more experienced Pediatrician who wants to maintain their inpatient & outpatient skills. Here you can follow a complex patient right from birth through to adulthood. Red Deer is supported by Allied Health including public OT, PT, and SLP providers who work both in hospital and in the community. Inpatients are further supported by our neonatal nurse practitioner, neonatal / peds RTs, social work and lactation consultants. The Red Deer Regional Hospital has an 8 bed inpatient child/adolescent psychiatric unit staffed by 2 pediatrics & adolescent psychiatrists. We have academic links to the Universities of Edmonton and Calgary, and frequently enjoy shared patient care with our general & subspecialty colleagues there. We are well supported the AMA and AHS.
This position requires that a successful candidate has either eligibility or a license to practice as a specialist in Pediatrics from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Participation in our call group is an expectation (coverage split into days and nights, with one to two pediatricians on per day and one per night, and approximately one 5-7 day week and 3-4 nights per month), while clinic scheduling is more flexible. Excellent communication skills with families and colleagues are essential.