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Correctional Health, Locums (Ongoing Recruitment)

Part Time Practice
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2022-03-31  Time: 23:59
As Soon As a Suitable Candidate is Found
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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The Provincial Department of Correctional Health is recruiting physicians to provide temporary support to the Correctional Facilities throughout the province. Ongoing recruitment is underway.

  1. Provide medical assessment, diagnosis and treatment to patients in the Centre in compliance with AHS and CPSA standards and guidelines;
  2. Deliver the services during Clinics per week scheduled at a mutually agreeable time with the Centre;
  3. Liaise with the Health Services Manager of the Centre in regard to planning for absences;
  4. Respond by phone to calls from the Centre from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends, nights, and statutory holidays) in a reasonable amount of time;
  5. Remain fully informed on developments concerning the medical condition of acutely ill patients in cooperation with all other health providers in the Centre;
  6. Authorize medications prescribed to patients in the Centre;
  7. Identify opportunities for policy and practice improvements;
  8. Table specific proposals that will result in increased efficiency in the provision of health care to patients;
  9. Provide guidance and direction regarding health care matters to the Centre’s Health Services Managers;
  10. Participate in committee work relating to health care service matters as reasonably required and supported by Correctional Health Services;
  11. Promote good health practices for patients;and
  12. Provide information to fatality inquiries as required.

The successful candidate will have an MD and must be eligible or have certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada , for licensure in the province of Alberta.

Required to provide a recent (within 90 days) Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) (Criminal Record Check) clearance, vulnerable sector security check, and participate in a correctional centre security orientation.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Dr. Keith Courtney, Facilities Medical Director, Correctional Health at

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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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