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SpecialtyGeriatric Medicine


PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateFebruary 12, 2018

Posted DateJuly 04, 2014


Hospital NameUniversity of Alberta HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Academic Geriatrician Position (14-UAH-MED-GER-09)

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services are inviting applications for Academic Geriatricians to join the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 100 medical schools and is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only provincial health region providing services for a population of over 3 million people.

The successful Candidate will have the opportunity to work in other AHS facilities within Alberta.

The successful candidate will be dually accredited in General (Internal) Medicine and Geriatric Medicine with an MD or equivalent qualification and eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

The Division of Geriatric Medicine is seeking to expand its academic mission and the successful candidates will be offered a tenure-track or tenured appointment in the Department of Medicine. The successful candidates will be responsible for providing specialist geriatric medicine services to the City of Edmonton and its hinterland with an increasing focus on providing specialist services which are closer to home for older Albertans. Depending on qualifications and experience, remuneration will be based on the income scale of Grid 1 - 12 ($230,000-$395,672) in partnership with the University of Alberta.

We are particularly interested in developing our research portfolio in the following areas: dementia, long-term care and managed care of older adults, knowledge translation, falls and osteoporosis. Appropriate research training and mentorship will be provided. Each physician will be expected to develop a research interest which is complementary to that within the Division. However, other relevant research interests will be accommodated.

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 Details about the City of Edmonton and Alberta Health Services can be found at and

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining their experience, research interests and current activities along with three reference letters by June 31, 2012. The competition will, however, remain open until the positions are filled.

Interested candidates are also encouraged to contact Dr. Adrian Wagg, Division Director, Geriatric Medicine,, to discuss the available positions and the opportunities offered by these posts.

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 and Alberta Health Services hires 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 Type
Alternate Payment Plan
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.

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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.