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SponsorshipNon eligible


SpecialtySurgical Assistant

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateJanuary 01, 1900

Posted DateMay 08, 2017


Hospital NameSturgeon Community HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Alberta Health Services, is currently seeking the services of independently licensed physicians to surgical assist in the Sturgeon Community Hospital.
Under the direction of the surgeon, the primary duties of the position will be the provision of surgical assistance during procedures. The surgical assistant is responsible for maintaining aseptic integrity, is a skillful communicator with all members of the OR team and has the ability to lift and position patients and equipment as required.
The successful applicant must be able to bill the Schedule of Medical Benefits/third parties for surgical services provided. The successful applicant is required to take call and have a response time of 30 minutes or less. Rotating shifts, evenings, weekends and holidays are required.
Applicants must already hold a current general practice permit with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Surgical Assisting experience in an operating room in one or more of General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Women’s Health is preferred.
Recruiter Contact:
Applicants must currently have the skills required for this position. Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae with three references, current CPSA permit and a letter of application to:
ATTN: Department of Surgery
Sturgeon Community Hospital
We thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.


Compensation Type
Fee for Service
Average Annual Income
$100,000 - $250,000
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.