CAM08 General Practitioner- Hospitalist

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This Job Posting is for a Full Time GP Hospitalist position. We are looking for a physician with training in Family Medicine to take care of Family Medicine inpatients within a Hospitalist Team, at a secondary level hospital with limited specialist coverage. The Physician must be able to practice independently as we are unable to support applicants requiring active practice supervision.

Type of coverage/Physician responsibility

- Two physicians per week, on call for 24 hours every alternate day

- Each physician is Most Responsible Physician for approximately 25 patients for 7 days

- On-call physician covers Emergency Department admissions

- Very broad spectrum of morbidity and acuity; heavily weighted toward frail elderly with multiple morbidities; and extensive stroke and cardiac rehab and those waiting long term care placement

For candidates who are inclined to practice Emergency Medicine or Obstetrics the opportunity exists to do shifts or On-Call for both in addition to the requirements of the position. Candidates require recent and relevant experience in all scopes of practice to be performed.

About the Community of Camrose:

The City Of Camrose

The Stage is set for a Dynamic Life! Camrose is considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities on the prairies, boasting an exceptional quality of life for both citizens and visitors.

Our community takes pride in our modern services, first class recreation facilities, all-embracing cultural opportunities, and extensive programs and services for all ages. We have the best of both worlds – big city amenities with small town friendliness and security. Camrose people get involved. You’ll notice people making things happen at trade fairs, jamborees, service clubs, church events and festivals. We have fun while we get things done – but it’s also important to us that every individual in our community has access to the resources they need to live the best life.

Camrose is so active that it is hard not to get involved. Whether your chosen sport is golf, cross country skiing, swimming, hockey, aerobics, curling, soccer, volleyball, basketball, slow pitch, fastball, or if you just enjoy walking your dog in the park, you can do it all in Camrose. Not only do many of our athletes compete at world-class events, we are also pleased to host those world-class events right here in Camrose.

Shopping in Camrose is terrific! Enthusiastic day-trippers flock from miles around to shop our unique small businesses and services. A passionate entrepreneurial spirit thrives here in Camrose and as a result, you can always count on exceptional, friendly service from our many specialty retailers. Our distinctive Main Street experience has it all – from original artwork, glamorous gowns and designer shoes to furnishings and decor to make your home wonderful. Major box stores and grocery chains located throughout the City provide great varieties of goods and services to regional shoppers. There’s certainly a lot to browse throughout the vibrant shopping atmosphere in Camrose!

Camrose is a great place to operate a business. The City has a population of over 18,000 and a trading area of over 100,000. Our population has been growing steadily at approximately 2.3% per year which is a very sustainable and manageable rate. There are no business or machinery tax levies and Camrose maintains a land and building cost index lower than most other centres. The diverse and sophisticated labour force is made up of rural, non-transient young people who have a solid work ethic.

While first-class medical services are provided by St. Mary’s Hospital, the Smith Clinic and Gemini Health Medical Clinic, there are many other agencies and services that contribute to our supportive community. Camrose has become a unique and active retirement centre. Program opportunities are available to young people and families at every stage by a wide variety of agencies and organizations.

Yes, there are lots of reasons to live and raise your family in Camrose – great recreation, a wonderful quality of life, friendly neighbours, great friendships and good education. We are proud to call ourselves a University City with the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus located in the heart of the City.

We are very proud of our community and we hope that you will visit us and perhaps one day become a resident of the City of Camrose. The Stage is Set!

Additional Notes About Camrose

St.Mary's Hospital

No. of Inpatient Beds: 76

No. of Long Term Care Beds: n/a

No. of Coronary Care Beds: 4

No. of Intensive Care Beds: n/a

No. of Labor & Delivery Beds: 2

No. of Operating Rooms: 3

Hospital Statistics:

Deliveries: 250/Year (2009/2010)

Emergency Room Visits: 17,567/Year (2009/2010)

Available Specialty Services (full-time and part-time):

Family Practice, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, GP Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Urology, Obs Gyne, Geriatric Services, Coronary Care, Palliative Care, Women's Health, Child Helath Services, Mental Health, Orthopedics and

Internal Medicine.

Therapeutic Services include: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Nutritional Counseling.

Diagnostic Services Include: Lab, Radiology, Traveling MRI, Mammography, CT & Respiratory Therapy

Inpatient Services Include: Spiritual Care and Pharmacy

Out Patient Programs Include: 24 Hour Emergency, Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Mental Health, Day Surgery

Clinic Include: Cardiac Function Clinic, Stroke Services, and Advanced Chemotherapy

Radiology Services:

Diagnostic Imaging


Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: No

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: Yes

Link to Community Map: Click here to view our community on a map Qualifications:

All physicians who wish to practice in Alberta must hold a valid license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta or must be eligible to license through the CPSA.

Required certifications, skills and experience:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course taken and renewed within the previous two years
  • Recent experience ( 6 months within the last 12 months) of independent Family Medicine practice where the physician has been the most responsible physician for a wide range of Family Medicine patients.
  • Applicant must also be able to provide proof of participation in relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs.
  • Recent (at least 6 months in the last 24 months) and relevant experience with inpatients.

Strongly Recommended:

  • Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP) certification preferred
  • Additional training in Family Medicine/General Practice
  • Additional skill training and experience in psychiatry, geriatrics and pediatrics
  • Emergency on-call experience that covers trauma, medical, surgical and pediatric emergencies within the last 12 months is strongly recommended

This Position is Fee For Service

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $8200.00 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 0.00% 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 $4,840 and $12,100 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 $2,500 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.

Recruiter Contact:

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Aspden at e-mail

Company Operating Name: Covenant Health
Business Address: 3015 62 Street NW
City: Edmonton
Province/ Territory: Alberta
Postal Code: T6L5X8

In cooperation with:

Company Operating Name: Alberta Health Services
Business Address: 43 Michener Bend
City: Red Deer
Province/ Territory: Alberta
Postal Code: T4P 0H6

12 August 2019
Location: Canada Alberta Camrose
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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