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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateJune 01, 2019

Posted DateApril 02, 2019


ClinicEdmonton Mental Health Centre

Clinic TypeHospital

Job Description

Adult Psychiatrist ––Community Mental Health Clinics –
Edmonton Zone – Full - Time

The University of Alberta, and the Department of Psychiatry in collaboration with Alberta Health Services is inviting applications for a General Adult Psychiatrist with an interest in a community focused practice and community based mental health research. We presently have a position for a full-time community based General Adult Psychiatrist with special interest in psychiatric epidemiological research.
The position will entail providing consultation services for clients in the Edmonton Adult Mental Health Clinic at the 108 Street location and other sub-urban clinics. The psychiatrist would be participating in the post-discharge follow-up clinic at these locations. This clinic is part of the policy related to care transition which requires patients discharged from acute care to be assessed by a psychiatrist and/or mental health therapist within 7 days of their discharge from hospital. The psychiatrist would also provide consultation services to mental health therapists in these clinics.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in 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. The successful candidate will be required to participate in on-call coverage for the proposed 24/7 community urgent care clinic located at the Anderson Hall and would have the opportunity dependent on man-power needs to provide some weekday and week-end onsite shifts at the Access center.
It is the expectation of this position that the successful applicant will participate in quality improvement initiatives within the program. In addition, the psychiatrist would be expected to participate in the community psychiatry research program which would form part of the soon to be established Division of Community Psychiatry with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta. Clinics are staffed by multi-disciplinary teams and the physician as part of the team will participate in clinical improvement initiatives as well as provide clinical leadership for members of the team. 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.
Successful candidates will be expected to be actively involved in resident training, including seeking a Clinical Faculty 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 specialist 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. In addition, the preferred candidate must have a higher research degree such as a PhD in Psychiatry or Epidemiology.
Candidates with an interest in working as part of an interdisciplinary team, enthusiasm with teaching and experience in leadership roles are preferred.
This position not sponsorship eligible.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae outlining experience, and three reference letters to:
Dr Vincent Agyapong, Zone Clinical Section Chief, Community Mental Health;
We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services 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 men and women, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.


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.

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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