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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Position

SponsorshipEligible

TypePhysician

SpecialtyPsychiatry

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateSeptember 01, 2017

Posted DateJuly 13, 2017

Clinic

ClinicEdmonton Mental Health Centre

Clinic TypeHospital

Job Description

Adult Psychiatrist – Young Adult Team
The University of Alberta, and the Department of Psychiatry in collaboration with Alberta Health Services is inviting applications for General Adult Psychiatrist with an interest in a primarily community focused practice. We presently have a position for one full-time community based General Adult Psychiatrist.
The position will entail providing leadership and direct patient care for clients served by the Young Adult team and the Edmonton and Sub-Urban Mental Health Clinics. This teams operates under the Community Mental Health Service and provides service to our most vulnerable adults with complex and chronic mental health needs.
A successful candidate will be the primary psychiatrist providing direct care of Severe and Persistent clients) for the purpose of initial assessments, treatment care planning, pharmacological & non-pharmacological management, and follow-up. They will be expected to participate with weekly team meetings and provide support to team clinicians as required. There will be opportunities to work in collaboration with other psychiatrists and inter-disciplinary team members.
It is the expectation of this position that the successful applicant will participate in quality improvement initiatives within the program. Remuneration is based on a fee-for service basis as well as sessional payments to cover travel time to client homes and non-billable activities.
Qualifications:
Successful candidates will be expected to be actively involved in resident training, including seeking a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment within the Department of Psychiatry, which will be considered a separate process via the University of Alberta.
The successful candidates must have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Preferred candidates will have completed advanced training in General Adult Psychiatry or have a General Adult Psychiatry background, and must have specialist qualifications, such as FRCPC or equivalent.
Candidates with an interest in working as part of an interdisciplinary team, enthusiasm with teaching and experience in leadership roles are preferred.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae outlining experience, and three reference letters, by September 1, 2017 to:
Dr Vincent Agyapong, Zone Clinical Section Chief, Community Mental Health; vincent.agyapong@ahs.ca
The competition will remain open until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (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 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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