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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityMedicine Hat(South Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateJanuary 01, 1900

Posted DateNovember 09, 2018


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.

This recruitment will establish and maintain a full Pediatrics clinic in the community of Medicine Hat providing clinical service at least 5 days per week, minimum 40 hours. The recruit will reside in and have primary residence, in the community of Medicine Hat. The recruit will provide call support as per AHS call schedules and expectations for Pediatric Medicine practices in the South Zone, including full time participation in the Pediatric on call schedule for MHRH; Provision of NICU coverage as well as Community and hospital behavioral and participation in Child and Adolescent mental health patient programs. The recruit will provide inpatient and community consultations within Medicine Hat. The recruit will also participate in quality improvement programs and initiatives undertaken within the ZCD Pediatrics eg) Outreach Pediatric Clinics.

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) (required)
  • 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.

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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