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Locum Family Physician

General / Family Practitioner
Short-Term Locum
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2020-09-30  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
Position located in: Calgary Zone To learn more about this zone
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AHS is committed to providing services based on the population needs of AHS and promoting a shared responsibility for improved health.

The Contractor shall join a pool of locum physicians that provide their availability to provide Locum Physician Services for the Rural Medicine Locum Program, Calgary Zone. Please note: there is no guarantee of work and the need for locum coverage varies as work is based on requests from rural family physicians. Family physicians can request up to 2 weeks of coverage per year for vacation, sick and education relief. The locum provides coverage for the family physician for their family clinic and if applicable may include Acute Care/Inpatients, Long term care, Emergency room shifts and potentially Labour and Delivery (where applicable).

The Rural Medicine Locum Program, Calgary Zone will assign the Contractor (based on locum’s availability) as a locum physician to take the place of a community family physician within a site. Sites are described as the rural communities of the Calgary Zone (including the community family physician clinics or hospitals/care centre located within that community) Claresholm, Vulcan, Strathmore, Chestermere, High River, Okotoks, Airdrie, Didsbury, Crossfield, Carstairs, Beiseker, Canmore, Cochrane, Bragg Creek, Black Diamond and Banff.

The successful candidate will apply for membership with the Calgary Zone Department of Rural Medicine-Section of RMLP and is required to maintain an AHS Medical Staff appointment.

Note: The RMLP is a separate program from the AMA Locum Program.

Posting open until all positions filled.

CPSA and CMPA (current) required

Current ACLS required

ATLS, PALS, NRP preferred

Obstetrical experience an asset

Locum must have availability to go to any and all communities

Successful candidate required to have recently attended an AMA Billing Seminar applicable to rural communities

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Locum will receive a guaranteed daily stipend at a rate of $1000.00/day for full days and $500.00 for half days (4.5 hours) paid following the end of each locum assignment. A Guaranteed Income will not be paid to the locum for days where they are only seeing inpatients.

All Fee For Service Billings and WCB claims will be submitted to the Department of Rural Medicine and processed by a Billing Company that is selected through the Department of Rural Medicine.

If billings exceeds the guaranteed daily stipend, the remaining dollars will go to the locum following deduction of overhead and administrative cost.

Any travel &/ accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the requesting family physician to coordinate with the locum.

For complete details on the AMA benefits, please contact

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

Continuing Medical Education reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible Practitioner receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for three years.

Heather Brown

Manager, Department of Rural Medicine, Calgary Zone

Phone: 403-995-2711

Fax: 403-995-2656


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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