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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Position

SponsorshipEligible

TypePhysician

SpecialtyGeneral / Family Practitioner

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityGrande Prairie(North Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateJanuary 01, 1900

Posted DateOctober 03, 2016

Clinic

ClinicVarious

Clinic TypeGroup Practice

Number of Physiciansvarious

Clinic Hoursvarious

Hospital

Hospital NameQueen Elizabeth II HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

We are seeking a family medicine physician with additional training and certification in obesity and bariatrics to join our primary care physician team in Grande Prairie.

In addition to current bariatric and obesity certification, the successful candidate must have current experience in primary care, acute care and long-term care.

The QEII Regional Hospital is a 150 bed acute care facility with a busy emergency department, ICU, NICU and specialty services in OB/Gyn, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, urology, palliative care, pediatrics, and psychiatry; hosting over 10,000 discharges, 60,000 emergency department visits, over 2000 deliveries and more than 10,000 surgical procedures annually.

A new larger Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is currently under construction and is on schedule to open in 2019, increasing the capacity to provide services to the people of Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern BC.

Qualifications & Experience

Additional training and Certification in Obesity & Bariatrics (required)

LOOKING for WORK-LIFE-BALANCE consider GRANDE PRAIRIE

Located about 450 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, and about the same distance north of Jasper National Park, Grande Prairie offers the best of both worlds - big city amenities without losing the comfortable feel of a small, safe community and close proximity to outstanding wilderness areas.

Visit Grande Prairie Tourism website for photos and video - http://gptourism.ca/about-region

The City of Grande Prairie is an economically strong and culturally diverse large urban centre, with a population of about 55 000 and growing. Grande Prairie residents enjoy city pride, beautiful homes, A wide choice of recreation, education, shopping and entertainment opportunities.

Grande Prairie is a full service urban centre with a new Multiplex Recreational centre http://www.eastlinkcentre.ca/about/about-the-facility , community college http://www.gprc.ab.ca, numerous cultural events, alpine skiiing http://www.nitehawkalpine.com, cross country skiing http://www.wapitinordic.com, mountain biking, camping, water sports and more.

Grande Prairie is well serviced by major airlines and easy road transportation.

Public and separate elementary and high schools, private schools, a French Immersion school and a regional degree granting college offer families a range of educational opportunities usually only available in major city centers.

In the centre of Grande Prairie, winding park trails along the Bear Creek valley takes walkers, joggers, bikers and roller bladers through 15 kilometers of well treed and maintained park lands.

An Olympic-sized swimming pool, permanent indoor soccer arena, fully-equipped gymnastics centre, climbing wall facility and community fitness centre at the college, indoor hockey arenas -including a brand new twin ice arena - offer children and adults a full choice of sports and recreational activities.

Cross-country ski trails and a downhill ski facility just south of the city take full advantage of the scenic Wapiti River valley, well known for its wealth of dinosaur artifacts.

The Prairie Art Gallery, Centre for Creative Arts, Second Street Theatre, a Live Theatre group and a college theatre all run drama and arts programs and productions for community members of all ages.

A northern service centre for agriculture, forestry and petroleum industries, Grande Prairie is also a major retail shopping centre for a surrounding population of close to 250,000 people. An array of charming shops and boutiques add variety to the major retail stores and malls in Grande Prairie.

Travel Time:
To Edmonton: 4.5 hrs
To Calgary: 7 hrs
To Red Deer: 6 hrs
To Lethbridge: 9.5 hrs

Hospital Name: Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Hospital

No. of Inpatient Beds: 144
No. of Surgical Beds: 40
No. of Intensive Care Beds: 10
No. of Labor & Delivery Beds: 6
No. of Day Surgery Beds: 8
No. of Operating Rooms: 6

Hospital Statistics:
Deliveries: 2,035 per year
Dishcarges: 10,000+
Emergency Room Visits: 60,000
O.R. Procedures: 10,481

The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie is an acute care facility with 24-hour emergency services, an intensive care and neonatal intensive care unit. Services are provided in obstetrics, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, palliative care, pediatrics, psychiatry, and urology.

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging
Ultrasound
Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Laboratory Hours of Operation: M-F 7-4:15, SS 10-2
Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: Yes

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: Yes

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (desired)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) (desired)
  • Certification in The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) (desired)

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee for Service
Average Annual Income
$250,000 - $400,000
Physician Agreement Incentives

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $17604.72 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 16.36% 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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