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Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner, ESSOB (Enhanced Surgical Skills, C-Section)

General Practitioner - Obstetrics
Full Time Practice
Whitecourt Health Care Centre
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.
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 Whitecourt.
  • 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 Whitecourt:

Recreation, leisure and cultural pursuits are the key to Whitecourt’s vibrancy. Whitecourt offers both indoor and outdoor pursuits for all enthusiasts and is commonly referred to as a four season playground.

With a population of over 10,500 and an average age of 32, Whitecourt is a young and vibrant community. Only a 90 minute car drive North East of Edmonton, Whitecourt is a modern urban centre offering countless amenities.

Many people are drawn to Whitecourt for the vast career opportunities available to professionals from one of the diverse sectors of the economy – from forestry to oil and gas and tourism. Once there many professionals make Whitecourt a permanent home enjoying the dynamic and thriving economy, modern school and recreation facilities and expanding health services.

Also known as the Snowmobile Capital of Alberta, Whitecourt offers over 50 kilometres of walking and off highway vehicle trails throughout Whitecourt that will take you from the hilltop area to the valley.

For more information on the community of Whitecourt, please visit:

Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 1.25 hrs
To Calgary: 5 hrs
To Red Deer: 3 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 3 hrs

  • 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.

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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