SpecialtyGeneral / Family Practitioner
StatusOpen for Applications
CommunityWestlock(North Zone)Read more about this community
Closing DateDecember 31, 2016
Posted DateOctober 03, 2016
Clinic TypeGroup Practice
Number of Physiciansvarious
Hospital NameWestlock Healthcare CentreRead more about this hospital
Candidate must have independent Emergency Room & Acute Care Hospital Experience in a rural setting within the past 1-2 years.
**Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Qualifications & Experience
Population of Westlock including catchment is 15,049 and is located north of Edmonton, approximately 85 kms.
Recreational facilities include the Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre, Westlock Community Aquatic Centre, Westlock Bowl, Westlock Curling Rink, Tawatinaw Valley Ski Hill (20 miles East), Edmonton Skydive Centre (operating out of Westlock Airport, 4 miles East), Westlock Golf Course (3 miles West), Altador Athletic Field, Rotary Trail 2000, Westlock Action Sports Park (Skateboard Park), Motocross Track and numerous parks and playgrounds.
Cultural facilities and organizations include the Cultural Arts Theatre Society, Dream Merchants Theatre, Westlock Art Club, Westlock Community Singers, Westlock Cultural Arts Society, Westlock Drama Society, Westlock Ukrainian Dance Society, Silhouette Dance Studio, Canadian Tractor Museum and the Westlock & District Historical Society & Museum.
Resort Areas include Mountie Park [fully serviced campground in town] and Rainbow Park [day use area located 6.5 km east and 1.5 km south].
Long Island Lake Municipal Campground is located 38.6 kms north of Westlock. Cross Lake Provincial Park is 56.3 kms north and Thunder Lake is 18 kms west of Barrhead.
Westlock has a wide range of sports clubs, including curling, minor and adult hockey, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, gymnastics, badminton, figure skating, flying, golf, horseshoe pitching, judo, minor baseball and girls softball, and skydiving.
Schools in the community offer both public and separate divisions that include Westlock Elementary School [K-6] and R.F. Staples High School [7-12]. Outside of town are the Sunniebend Hutterite School [K-9] and the Hillman Colony School [1-9] as well as Westlock is Saint Mary School, which provides education for Grades K to 12.
Hospital Name: Westlock Healthcare Centre
No. of Inpatient Beds: 46
No. of Long Term Care Beds: 112
No. of Operating Rooms: 2
Emergency Room Visits: 15,935
Available Specialty Services (full-time and part-time):
Endoscopy, including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and cystoscopy.
Low risk obstetrics.
Renal Dialysis in partnership with the University of Alberta Renal Dialysis Department.
Ear, Nose and Throat
Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: Yes
Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: No
Approximate travel to the nearest service: 30 minutes
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (desired)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (desired)
- Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) (desired)
- Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) (desired)
- Certification in The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) (desired)
A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $5966.04 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 5.54% 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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