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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityMedicine Hat(South Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateDecember 31, 2017

Posted DateApril 20, 2017


Hospital NameMedicine Hat Regional HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Alberta Health Services, South Zone has a position available in Medicine Hat for a pediatrician with broad general skills including neonatal and pediatric emergency, inpatient and outpatient skills for patients aged 0-18. FRCP or equivalent preferred.

Services would be provided to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, Brooks Health Centre, and a catchment area that extends to Southwestern Saskatchewan. The Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (MHRH) has approximately 1000 deliveries per year. MHRH has a 14 bed pediatric unit and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that consists of 9 isolettes. The Brooks Health Centre has approximately 294 deliveries per year and has a 3-bed designated pediatric unit. The successful candidate will be required to join the department of Pediatrics on call schedule and department incentives.

MHRH offers 24-hour emergency services as well as a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services to the community of Medicine Hat and surrounding area. Services include an active surgery program, general internal medicine support including ICU, pediatric inpatient and outpatient services, and laboratory and diagnostic imaging services.

Qualifications & Experience

-General pediatric skills, ie) general office, community

-Call participation

-Department projects

-Neonatal skills for a level II NICU

-Other pediatric skills are assets but general and neonatal skills are essential

-Ability to manage psychiatric and behavioral problems in cooperation with our community and inpatient teams and child/adolescent psychiatrist



Royal College-Desired

The ideal candidate will require licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta with preference being given to candidates with recognized Fellowship in Pediatrics with Level II neonatal expertise required as well as general pediatrics. The ability to care for sick level II neonates and stabilization of neonates for transport to level III care is required. Teaching appointments for affiliated medical schools is available. Qualified applicants, including applicants that are registered in a pediatric training program leading to FRCP, are invited to submit their curriculum vitae.

Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (desired)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) (desired)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (desired)


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.

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