Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner with Enhanced Surgical Skills including C-Sections and General Surgery

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To provide medical services in primary care (clinic), Obstetrics including C-Sections, General Surgery including endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy).

Will also have current rural and emergency experience.

Must be a team player.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, Westlock
  • Establish and maintain full time community based practice within the community
  • Provision of extended hour (including evenings & weekends) of comprehensive care within the base community
  • Provide hospital 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
  • Interest in Leadership
  • Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned

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

Additional Notes About Westlock

There are numerous benefits to living in Westlock, including a wide variety of neighborhoods and homes to choose from, all within easy access to schools, parks and playgrounds. Home prices are considerably lower than in Edmonton. Our community offers quality education, excellent health care services and facilities, and a wide range of social and recreational opportunities.

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

Hospital Statistics:

Deliveries: 91
Emergency Room Visits: 15,935

Available Specialty Services (full-time and part-time):
Rehabilitation Services
General Surgery
Palliative Care
Orthopedic Surgery
Dental Surgery
Endoscopy, including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and cystoscopy.
Low risk obstetrics.
Renal Dialysis in partnership with the University of Alberta Renal Dialysis Department.

Visiting Specialties:
Ear, Nose and Throat
Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Ophthalmology Surgery

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging
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


Qualifications & Experience

  • Must have current experience in Obstetrics including C-Sections
  • Must have current experience in General Surgey procedures including endoscopy (gastroscopy & colonoscopy)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Emergency Room Experienc (Required)
  • Must have current rural experience

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

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.

All physicians who wish to practice in Alberta must hold a valid license with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta. For more information on obtaining this license and the eligiblity requirements, please visit College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta at


Compensation Type: Fee-for-Service through Alberta Health & Wellness

General/Family Physicians Year 2013/2014 Average Gross Income = $273991.

On Call Stipend: GP on Call: Yes Physicians are remunerated for being on call in the Emergency Department. The rate is $23.84 an hour and is paid for a total of 14 hours on weekdays from 5pm to 7am and 24 hours a day on weekends and statutory holidays. Frequency of call shifts vary by community.

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) 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 $1,000 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

Recruiter Contact:

For more information on this posting, please contact

**Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

17 December 2018
Location: Canada Alberta Westlock
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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