There are four full-time Adult psychiatrists presently in the community of Fort McMurray and
provide support to Child and Adolescent psychiatristry. The psychiatrists work with both within the
community and with the Mental Heatlh Team; including hospital privileges. Responsiblities include
but not limited to:
• Establish and maintain a full time community based practice in the community of Fort McMurray
• Provide hospital and call support as per call schedules, including full time participation in
the on-call schedule for the Northern Lights
Regional Health Centre
• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, Fort McMurray
The successful candidate is recruited for the community of Fort McMurray. Once chosen, the
successful candidate may choose to operate their business by joining an existing practice or
opening their own practice. This is the candidate's independent business
decision and will not be managed through the recruitment process.
Welcome to Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
We are located in northeast Alberta, nestled in the boreal forest at the confluence of four rivers. Fort McMurray, the largest city in the Municipality, is considered an urban service area.
Fort McMurray is a place immersed in natural beauty where land, sky and water meet. Canoe the historic travel and trade routes followed by early trappers and explores, explore the sand dunes, hike the trails, fish the pristine clear waters of Northern Alberta and gaze in awe at the Aurora Borealis. We are a nature lover’s paradise with the urban city feel.
In addition to Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo consists of ten smaller communities: Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort MacKay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier/Chard, Mariana Lakes and Saprae Creek Estates. Each of these communities has its own unique charms and attractions.
Fort Chipewyan is Alberta’s oldest settled community. 200 years of rich history has created a destination that has enticed explorers, fur traders, and adventure enthusiasts since the 18th century. Fort Chipewyan is the launch point for your adventure into Wood Buffalo National Park or an ideal “leave your worries behind” retreat.
Fort McMurray is a diverse multicultural community. There are many festivals and events offered all year round to celebrate the local diversity in the areas of heritage, public and culture. To name a few: Malanka “Ukrainian New Year’s Celebration”, Chinese New Year, Winter Play, Culture Days, Canada Day, Urban Market, Celtic Day, Relay for Life
In addition to the Fort McMurray public school district, Catholic school district and the Conseil Scolaire Centre-Nord school, Fort McMurray has Keyano College. Keyano College is a modern college with three campuses and four learning centers.
It is a community that has strong family values and has opportunities in any sporting event for youths to adults. Options for children in theatre, sports, dance and recreation are endless.
Fort McMurray also has an international Airport. Many local and national flights are available. For those who wish to drive the new double lane highway, Edmonton is 435 km south on Highway 63.
At a quick glance:
Population: 82,381 – including catchment
Location: 435 km northeast of Edmonton
Industries: Oil Sands, natural gas and pipeline sectors, forestry, tourism, retail
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo/ Fort McMurray – Alberta’s “northern light”.
For more information on our community and region, please visit:
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
eligibility requirements, please visit College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta at
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $21516.89 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 19.98% 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.Recruiter Contact:
For more information on this posting, please contact: AHS.NorthZonePhysicianRecruitment@albertahealthservices.ca
ONLY candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.