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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Position

SponsorshipNon eligible

TypePhysician

SpecialtyGeneral / Family Practitioner

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityCalgary(Calgary Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateJanuary 01, 1900

Posted DateFebruary 12, 2018

Clinic

ClinicAct Medical Centre, Calgary

Clinic TypeMulti/Specialty GroupThis clinic is supported by a PCN.

Number of Physicians10 Physicians

Clinic Hours9-5 Varies

Practice Description

Our Approach

At ACT Medical Centres, we use evidence-based medications: methadone and suboxone to treat our patients and assist them on their road to recovery. These synthetic opioids are used as a method of treatment for addictions to a variety of drugs such as: fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone, morphine, and all opiate derivatives.
The use of methadone and suboxone allow our team to treat your underlying issues while the medications stabilize your symptoms by blocking the neurological effects of the drugs, alleviating physical pain and decreasing cravings normally felt during withdrawal. For more information on these medications and precautions come and visit one of our clinics, our team is here to aid you in your recovery helping you get the support, respect, dignity and compassion you need in a consistent non-judgemental atmosphere.

Our Clinics

One of the most important choices you are going to make is if you are ready to enter into the program. This is not an easy choice when you take that first step, our team of Clinicians are ready to support your journey to a healthier life.


When ready to take your first steps, we encourage you to contact one of our clinic locations where we will begin your screening and assessment. In the event that you meet the program criteria, you will meet our team of Clinicians who will work to create your treatment plan.

Methadone Treatment

Program
INITIAL INTERVIEW & CONSULTATION

MEDICAL EXAMINATION & LAB TESTS

SUPERVISED URINE TESTING

SIGN TREATMENT CONTRACT & FORMULATE PLAN

BEGIN ADDICTION COUNSELLING

REGULAR MEDICAL FOLLOWUPS

DAILY MONITORED METHADONE PRESCRIPTIONS

POST METHADONE TREATMENT

RELAPSE PREVENTION


Website: www.actmedical.ca

Job Description

An exciting opportunity is available for General Practitioner and Specialists to join us. We are looking for a dedicated physician or specialist who is interested in a long term position and shares our passion for medicine.

Our facility is a not-for-profit organization operating opiate addiction clinics in the province of Alberta. Our mandate is to provide holistic treatment, counseling and physician services for patients with opiate addiction and mental health issues with the goal of a healthy Alberta. Our care providers work with community support groups to ensure a stigma free environment that encourages flexibility in meeting the needs of all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, age, social class, socio-economic status or other socially determined circumstance.

Make a difference and realize your passion for medicine again. Place yourself at the forefront of solving one of the biggest epidemics in our community. Join an office-based medical practice and a team of doctors using high-quality, evidence-based medical treatment in a collaborative team environment.

This position can be full time or part time, depending on the applicant. This clinic already has on going client list of patients wanting to see a physician. Assess and examine patients and take their histories, order laboratory test, x-rays and other diagnostic procedures. Prescribe and administer medications and treatments. Consult with other medical practitioners to evaluate patients physical and mental health.

The ideal candidate will have a medical degree, hold registration or be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, hold certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or equivalent. New graduates welcome.

Responsibilities and Duties

Manages and maintains a program of comprehensive health for the patients, to include preventive medicine, behavioral sciences, and community health
Provide medical review and medication management to patients
Help Patients to develop their knowledge and understanding of their condition
Coordinate with other physicians across the continuum of care and provide oversight and direction for other practitioners
Coordinate and offer medical direction to community-based organization through the livers of our patients
Prepares and reviews medical histories and obtains data through interviews
Examines patients, formulates diagnostic plans, defines and orders required diagnostic testing.
Interprets examination findings and test results, and implements treatment plans
Prescribes and assesses effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate for patient medical conditions
Determines need for consultation and assists in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other specialists
Participate in other care procedures according to training and demonstrated ability
Manages primary care services, formulates plans and procedures for operating outpatient services directed toward health maintenance as patient’s primary care provider
Responsible for coordinating medical care with internal and external medical specialties as needed
Ability to supervise, advise, train clinical professionals
Oversee and ensure program adherence

Qualifications & Experience

Education:

Completion of High School, Completion of University Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships,
courses, etc.) College of Family Physicians Certification (CCFP), Licensure by provincial or territorial authorities (Eligibility under the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta(CPSA))

Credentials:

Applicants must hold or be eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons
MUST have Methadone and Suboxone License or willing to take the course within 6 months
Essential Skills:

Ideally, experience working within a Family Practice and Addiction, Mental Health and Counselling focus
Document use, Numeracy, Writing, Oral communication, Working with others, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking, Significant use of memory, Finding information, Computer use, Continuous learning
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (desired)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (desired)
  • Certification in The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) (desired)
  • Certificate of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM) (desired)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (desired)

Additional Competencies

  • Emergency Room Experience (Desired)

Compensation

Compensation Type
Combination
Average Annual Income
$250,000 - $400,000
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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