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Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
1.0
Wabasca
Wasbasca/Demarais Health Care Centre
WAFM05132020r2
2020-05-13
2020-11-13  Time: 23:59
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.
2021-05-13
Position located in: North Zone To learn more about this zone
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Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

The ideal candidate will offer their skills and expertise in providing contact and continuous care toward the management of patients' health.

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

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Reside in and have as his/her primary residence in the community of Wabasca.
  • Establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the community.
  • Provide 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.
  • Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned.

About the Community of Wabasca:

Known as the heart of oil country in the land of opportunity, the community of Wabasca is a hamlet in Northern Alberta which consists of the two communities of Wabasca and Desmarais. As the largest hamlet in the MD of Opportunity, Wabasca has a population of 3,300, split between the residents of both communities and the Bigstone Cree Nation members. The area is rich with culture and small town leisurely charm and offers a multitude of recreational activities for both the outdoor and indoor enthusiasts.

Situated between the narrows of North and South Wabasca Lake, Wabasca is the destination of unlimited adventures, a mere 3 hours North of Edmonton. The beaches are plentiful and the lakes provide first class motor boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking and paddling. The 100% wild natural setting also provides excellent quadding, snow mobile trails, horseback riding and beautiful wildlife scenery for both the professional and amateur photographers.

The hamlet centre is located just west of the Wabasca oil field, making oil and gas exploration and extraction the principle industry in the community; Wabasca has the fourth largest oil sands deposit in the province of Alberta. With the development of the oil sands, forestry also comprises a part of the local economy.

  • Registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) or proof of Eligibility for Alberta Licensure required (to be sent with application).
  • Must have experience in a rural community setting within the past 1-2 years.
  • Core Competencies:
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – required
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) – desired
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – desired
    • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) – desired
    • CCFP – desired
    • CCFP-EM – desired
    • Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently (MOREOB) – desired
    • Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) – desired
    • Low Risk Obstetrics – desired
    • Emergency Room Experience – required
  • Preference will be given to applicants who do not require or have completed the CPSA Preliminary Clinical Assessment.

Note: 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 eligibility requirements, please visit College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta www.cpsa.ab.

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.


Shauna Wallbank

Physician Resource Planner, AHS North Zone (Medical Affairs)

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.



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