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SpecialtyGeneral Practitioner - Anaesthetics

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityHigh Level(North Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateDecember 31, 2018

Posted DateOctober 19, 2017



Clinic TypeSolo Practice

Number of Physicians1 Physicians

Clinic Hours9 - 5


Hospital NameNorthwest Health CentreRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Provide medical care in primary care, emergency department coverage, acute care and extended care services.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, High Level
• Establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the community
• Provision of extended hours (including evenings & weekends) of comprehensive care within the base community
• Provide hospital and call support as per call schedules, including full time participation in the Emergency Department and other call schedules as required
• Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities
• Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned

The successful candidate may choose to join an existing community based practice; or practice independently within the community.

There is a Primary Care Network in the community.

Clinic Name: High Level Medical Clinic

Practice Description:
Family Practice is a combination of services provided to Clinic Practice, Hospital & Nursing Home Care.
Services are also provided to surrounding communities including La Crete, Rainbow Lake and Assumption. Currently the physicians travel to one of the itinerant clinics once per week.

Clinic Hours: 0900 - 1700 Mon - Fri

Provide medical care in primary care, anesthesia, emergency department coverage, acute care and extended care services.
Additional Notes About High Level

The Town of High Level is a young and vibrant community with a history linked to that of its Aboriginal population and to its resource rich character. With half the population aged 25 years or younger, High Level is a very active and energetic community!

High Level has a population of approximately 6,891 and serves a trading area of approximately 25,000. High Level offers a wide range of outdoor recreational amenities. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy bird watching, photography, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. High Level sits at the centre of boreal forests, agricultural areas and wilderness areas with many surrounding lakes and rivers.

The variety of recreational facilities offered in High Level include: an indoor arena, an indoor swimming pool, a curling rink, 3 tennis courts, 4 ball diamonds and 3 gymnasiums. Also, the 18-hole High Level Golf Course, 5 km north of High Level, boasts a new clubhouse. A skateboard park, bowling alley and live theatre group also offer plenty in the way of entertainment. High Level offers an abundance of natural beauty and activities, but also provides the opportunity to escape to the city via daily flights to major centres from the local airport.

The energy and commitment of the people of High Level is demonstrated in the numerous active community organizations. Community groups offer something for everyone; including Girl Guides and Scouts, High Level Golf and Country Club, High Level Motor Sport Club, Little League, Minor Hockey, Royal Canadian Legion and the Oilman’s Association.

There are several educational facilities in High Level, including three public schools, a public library, and a post secondary college. Career opportunities often draw people to High Level, but it’s the people and the sense of belonging to a lively, growing northern community that make them stay!

Travel Time:
To Edmonton: 7.0 hrs
To Calgary: 10 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 4.5 hrs

Hospital Name: Northwest Health Centre
No. of Inpatient Beds: 21
No. of Long Term Care Beds: 10 plus 1 respite bed.
No. of Operating Rooms: 2

Hospital Statistics (per year):
Inpatient Discharges: 2,256
Deliveries: 649
Emergency Room Visits: 19,469
O.R. Procedures: 474
Endoscopies: 278

Available Specialty Services (full-time and part-time):
Full time General Surgeon is on site that provides services including appendectomy, lap. tubal, D & C, hernia repair, circumision, c-section, incision and drainage.

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging

Laboratory Hours of Operation: 8 am - 4 pm

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: Yes

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: No
Approximate travel to the nearest service: 8 hours

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications & Experience:
Diploma in Anesthetics, with a minimum of 6 months pre & post diploma experience
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (desired)
Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) (desired)
CCFP (desired)
CCFP-EM (desired)

Candidate must have independent Emergency Room & Acute Care Hospital Experience in a rural setting within the past 1-2 years

Diploma in Anesthetics, with a minimum of 6 months pre & post diploma experience

Preference will be given to applicants who do not require or have completed the CPSA Preliminary Clinical Assessment.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (required)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (desired)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) (desired)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) (required)
  • Certification in The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) (desired)
  • Certificate of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM) (desired)

Additional Competencies

  • Anaesthetics (Required)
  • Emergency Room Experience (Required)


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 in this community of $35405.07 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 32.90% 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
Regional Incentives
Regional Incentives may be available with a Return-in-Service Agreement
Relocation Incentives
Relocation Incentives may be available with a Return-in-Service Agreement

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