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General Surgeon

General Surgery
Full Time Practice
St. Paul
St. Paul - St. Therese Health Care Centre
2020-12-31  Time: 15:00
AHS is recruiting for this position.
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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The community of St. Paul is currently looking for a full time general surgeon to
join the existing physician team.The practice opportunity in St. Paul includes clinical obligations, including consultations, performing surgery on new and returning patients, follow up of patients, participating in call schedule, minor outpatient procedures, teaching programs, etc. The successful candidate will be expected to reside in and have his/her primary residence in St. Paul, establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the community.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, St. Paul
• Establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the community
• Provision of extended hours (including evenings & weekends) of comprehensive care within the
base community
• Provide hospital and call support as per call schedule
• Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities
• Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned

There is a Primary Care Network in the community.The successful candidate is recruited for the
community of St. Paul. Once chosen, the successful candidate may choose to operate their business
by joining an existing practice or opening their own practice. This is the candidate's independent
business decision and will not be managed through the recruitment process.

St. Paul is strategically located in the centre of the northeast region of Alberta, and as a result maintains its status as a major trading centre for the surrounding area. An excellent road system and 3, 500 foot paved airstrip provides easy access to and from the area.

Population of St. Paul including catchment is 16, 205 and is situated 200km northeast of Edmonton on Highway 28. Because of the town's ideal locaton in the northeast region of Alberta, firms involved in product and service industries are taking a second look at St. Paul. St. Paul is a "People Kind of Place."

The variety of recreation facilities offered in St.Paul includes two indoor ice arenas, an indoor swimming pool, a recreation centre, 6 sheet curling rink, 14 soccer fields, 14 community parks, 2 tennis courts, 2 sports fields, 8 ball diamonds, a bowling alley, movie theatres, the St. Paul Golf Course (9 holes), and a ski trail.

Nearby park facilities include the Kehewin Lake Recreation (50 campsites, boat launch, and fishing), Lac Bellevue Municipal Recreation Area (32 campsites, hiking, and water-based recreation opportunities), Lower Therien Lake (canoeing opportunities), Stony Lake Municipal Recreation Area (30 campsites, trails and water-based recreation), the St. Paul Municipal Campground is within town limits (50 campsites).

St. Paul offers education in both public and separate division as well as a Francophone option. Public schools in St. Paul include St. Paul Elementary School [K-5], Racette Junior High School [6-9], and St. Paul Regional School [10-12]. Ecole Du Sommet provides French language education for Grades K to 12, through the East Central Francophone Education Regional Division. Glen Avon Protestant School provides education for Grades K to 9, and St. Paul Regional School provides education for Grades 10 to 12. Post-secondary programs and courses are available through the Portage College and Blue Quills First Nations College.

St. Paul boasts the world's first UFO landing pad. A new UFO tourist information centre is now located next to the UFO landing pad and is operated by the Chamber of Commerce.

St. Paul's life-support is the rich agricultural land that surrounds the town, supplemented by the oil and gas industries. The community is rich in a number of ethnic backgrounds.

No of Inpatient Beds: 40

No of LTC Beds: 30

No of Psychiatric Beds: 12

OR Procedures: 578

Endoscopies: 1,759

Qualifications & Experience

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification (RCPSC)
  • Laparoscopic and Endoscopy (Upper and Lower GI) experience

Preference will be given to applicants who do not require or have completed the CPSA Preliminary Clinical Assessment

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 eligiblity requirements, please visit College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta at

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 benefits, please contact click here.

Gail Hachey

Physician Resource Planner, North Zone Medica Affairs

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
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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