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Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
Valleyview Health Centre
2020-10-31  Time: 23:59
As soon as possible
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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Posting will close once suitable candidate is found.”

Provide medical care in primary care, emergency department coverage, acute care and extended care services.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, Valleyview
• Establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the community
• Provide hospital and call support as per call schedules, including full time participation in the Emergency Department and other call schedules as required
• Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities; interest in leadership
• Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned

The successful candidate is recruited for the community of Valleyview.

The successful candidate may choose to operate their business by joining the existing practice or opening their own practice. This is the candidate's independent business decision and will not be managed through the recruitment process.

About the Community of Valleyview:

The solid, small town atmosphere of Valleyview has a strong economic base that is closely tied to the agricultural, energy, and forestry sectors. Valleyview has all of the benchmarks of a good town including quality health care, culture, education, infrastructure, reasonable housing along with numerous recreational activities, all of which make Valleyview a great place to call home whether you live in town or in the surrounding rural area.

Recreational opportunities for all ages and seasons include outdoor swimming pool and splash park, ice and curling arena, playgrounds, parks and baseball diamonds, and a skateboard park. School teams, hockey, karate, dance and soccer are just some of the sports available. Cultural facilities include a public library, a theatre group and several churches of different denominations.

A multitude of lakes, rivers and forested areas surround the town which present numerous adventures for outdoor and recreational enthusiasts, including photography, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking trails, canoeing, river and jet boating, cross-country and downhill skiing. Local rodeo, 4-H and horse clubs round out the outdoor events.

Travel Time:
To Edmonton: 3.5 hrs
To Calgary: 6 hrs
To Red Deer: 5 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 1 hrs

Hospital Statistics (per year):
Emergency Room Visits: 20,701
Discharges: 320

Qualifications & Experience

  • Must have current Emergency Room Experience (in a rural setting)
  • Must have current rural experience
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
  • CCFP (desired)

Candidate must have independent Emergency Room & Acute Care Hospital Experience in Rural setting within the past 1-2 years

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

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

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 further information, please contact:

Susan Smith
Physician Resource Planner, North Zone
North Zone Medical Affairs

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to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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