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PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityCamrose(Central Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateMarch 31, 2018

Posted DateOctober 20, 2017


Hospital NameSt. Mary's HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Alberta Health Services in partnership with Covenant Health, invites applications for the position of Psychiatrist within the department of Mental Health at the Saint Mary’s Hospital in Camrose, Alberta

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 hospitals, health centres and continuing care centres.

Saint Mary’s Hospital has a dedicated Psychiatry unit with ten (10) beds, Walk-in clinic on Tuesdays and both inpatient and outpatient group therapy sessions daily (Monday to Friday). The successful candidate will provide leadership to the Unit staff, consultations as requested for inpatients and outpatients through the Emergency Department. The successful candidate must work collaboratively with the Medical Advisory Committee Leads, fellow physicians, staff and managers. Opportunity exists for a Community Practice, in addition to Hospital based services.

Qualifications & Experience

A successful candidate will have licensure or be eligible to apply for licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) to practice in Psychiatry.

Required Additional Desired Competencies

•Recent experience (within the last 12 months) of Psychiatry practice where the physician has been the Most Responsible Physician for a wide range of patients.

•Previous inpatient and outpatient experience is essential

•Emergency on-call experience (within the last 12 months)

•Applicant must also be able to provide proof of participation in relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs.


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 $8200.00 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 0.00% 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.

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A letter of Eligibility or Application Approved from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) or Alberta Medical License or Professional License is required for application.