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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Position

SponsorshipEligible

TypePhysician

SpecialtyGeneral Surgery

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateAugust 22, 2017

Posted DateFebruary 22, 2017

Hospital

Hospital NameUniversity of Alberta HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

General Surgeon/Trauma Surgeon
University of Alberta Hospital/Grey Nuns Community Hospital

Covenant Health, Alberta Health Services and the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, invites applications for two General Surgeons with fellowship training in Trauma Surgery. The successful applicants will be based at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital for General Surgery and at the University of Alberta Hospital for Trauma. The General Surgery position at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital will be equivalent to a 0.5 FTE, and the Trauma position at the University of Alberta Hospital will entail 12 weeks of service.

The successful applicants will have a job description which includes a commitment to clinical care delivery, education and research. Remuneration will be on a fee-for-services basis through billings submitted by the physician to Alberta Health & Wellness. The successful candidate will care for surgical inpatients and outpatients, and participate in the on-call rota supporting the University of Alberta Hospital and the Grey Nuns Community Hospital. The entire Edmonton Zone will also be supported through a regional referral program covering Northern Alberta.
Applicants must hold an MD or equivalent with completed training in General Surgery and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. This individual must have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in General Surgery or equivalent and recognized training in Trauma Surgery.
Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.
Covenant Health is Canada’s largest Catholic provider of health care, with 22 Catholic facilities in 14 communities across Alberta. As a major provider in Alberta’s integrated health system, Covenant Health works with Alberta Health Services and community partners to positively influence the health of Albertans through a broad range of programs and services in our hospitals, health centres and continuing care centres. Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only provincial health region providing services for a population of over 4.2 million people.
The General Surgery program presently consists of 53 General Surgeons and provides service to the City of Edmonton and surrounding communities. We provide specialized care in all aspects of General Surgery including hepatobiliary surgery and transplantation, general surgical oncology, head and neck surgery, endocrine surgery, trauma, colorectal surgery, vascular surgery, upper GI surgery, bariatric surgery, breast surgery, and minimally invasive surgery.

This individual will take part in the undergraduate and post-graduate surgery curricula at the University of Alberta. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic appointment in the Department of Surgery, University of Alberta. This will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Interested applicants should arrange to have a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and the names of three references forwarded to:

Dr. David Williams
Director, Division of General Surgery, University of Alberta
Section Chief, General Surgery, Alberta Health Services
2D4.39 Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
8440 – 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7
E-mail: david.williams@ualberta.ca





The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”. With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone. For further details about our vibrant city, please visit www.edmonton.ca.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at www.med.ualberta.ca.

Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca and https://medicalstaff.covenanthealth.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and Covenant Health hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (desired)

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee for Service
Average Annual Income
$400,000 - $500,000
Physician Agreement Incentives

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside this community of $0 per year provided his/her annual income for insured services is greater than $50,000. (Residency conditions apply, including living in the eligible community for nine of the previous twelve months ending on the payment date.) The Variable Fee Premium paid is an additional 0% for insured services provided in this community.

Rural, Remote, Northern Program (RRNP) - Please note, payments through the RRNP are capped at $60,000 per physician per year.

Retention Benefit - supports and promotes the retention of physicians in Alberta by rewarding their continuous years of service to Albertans. Physicians receive between $5,141 and $12,852 depending on their years of service to Albertans.

Medical Liability Reimbursement - reimburses physicians for their medical liability protection costs less a $1,000 deductible.

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

Parental Leave Program - provides $1,063 per week for up to 17 weeks to physician parents of a newborn or newly adopted child.

Business Cost Program - addresses escalating practice costs in community based practices. This fee modifier is added automatically to select office visits and consultations. This program applies across the province and all physicians who provide visit services in an office based setting will receive an additional $2.75 with the exception of Calgary and Airdrie where the fee modifier is $3.25 on select office visits and consultations.

For complete details on the AMA benefits, please contact albertadoctors.org.
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