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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 DateApril 01, 2019

Posted DateFebruary 19, 2019

Hospital

Hospital NameMisericordia Community HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

General Surgeon & Breast/Oncoplastic - Misericordia Community Hospital
(19-MCH-SUR-GEN-11)

Covenant Health, Alberta Health Services and the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, invites applications for a General Surgeon with fellowship training in Breast Surgery. The successful applicant will be based primarily at the Misericordia Community Hospital.

Covenant is Canada’s largest Catholic provider of health care, with 26 Catholic facilities in 15 communities across Alberta. As a major provider in Alberta’s integrated health system, the Covenant family (Covenant Health, Covenant Care, and Covenant Living) 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 (AHS) has over 110,000 employees and is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories.

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. The University of Alberta is ranked as a Top 5 Canadian university and is home to more than 500 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs and 450 active student groups. UAlberta is globally connected through nearly 400 teaching and research partnerships in 50 countries and is one of the Top 150 universities in the world.

The Edmonton Zone General Surgery program presently consists of 53 General Surgeons and provides service to the City of Edmonton and surrounding communities. The Zonal program provides quaternary, tertiary, subspecialty and general surgical care throughout the Edmonton Zone (such as 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).

The successful applicant 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 full scope of general surgical on-call rotation supporting the Misericordia Community Hospital. The MCH surgical program, along with the other site-based surgical programs, supports the entire Edmonton Zone through a regional referral program covering Northern Alberta. There will be specific duties required as they relate to the Breast Oncology Program in the Edmonton Zone.

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 have undergone recognized Fellowship training in Breast Cancer Surgery. Special consideration will be given for those candidates with additional training in oncoplastic surgery and /or clinical cancer genetics.

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 submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. David Bigam
Divisional Director, General Surgery, University of Alberta
Zone Section Chief, General Surgery, Alberta Health Services
E-mail: COVDoctorJobs@covenanthealth.ca

Applications will begin being reviewed starting April 1, 2019; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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.

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.

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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