Surgical Assistant

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Past experience and surgical assisting in the Operating Room is desirable.

Surgical assist is required in a variety of surgical specialties.

Participation in an afterhours call schedule is a condition of ongoing employment.

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


Applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta as a Surgical Assistant.


Remuneration will be on a fee-for-service basis through billings submitted by the physician to Alberta Health & Wellness.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.

Recruiter Contact:

For more information on this posting, please contact

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

5 January 2019
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.

This career opportunity is no longer open.
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