Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner

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Working as a family phyisician in the community with a practice that provides primary care (clinic), Emergency Medicine and inpatient care.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, Fairview
• Establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the community
• Provision of extended hours (including evenings & weekends) of comprehensive care within the base community
• Provide hospital and call support as per call schedules, including full time participation in the Emergency Department and other call schedules a required
• Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities
• Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned.

The successful candidate is recruited for the community of Fairview.
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.

About the Community of Fairview:

Located 124 km north of Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Highway 2 is the Town of Fairview, with a population of 4,765 (catchment 8,354) Bluesky is 9 km east, Rycroft is 57 km south.

The Town of Fairview is home of the beautiful Cummings Lake Trail with11 km of trail systems surrounding the Cummings Lake campground and Recreation Area (3 minutes North of Town). Fairview has several school and public parks, an active golf-course, splash park, ski hill, indoor and outdoor arenas, and bowling alley. The Summer’s End Festival and Waterhole Rodeo are popular events. Several athletics clubs (tai chi, tae-kwon-do, yoga) and Fine Arts Classes are offered year-round.

St. Thomas Moore Catholic School (Grande Prairie Catholic School Division)
Kindergarten – Grade 12 (215 students)

E. E. Oliver Elementary School (Peace River School Division)
Kindergarten – Grade 6 (346 students)

Fairview Highs School (Peace River School Division)
Grade 7 – Grade 12 (320 students)

GPRC Fairview College Campus (formerly NAIT Fairview Campus) offers trades, agriculture and business programs. Recreation complex includes a 300 seat theatre, racquetball, aquatic centre, squash courts, sauna, and weight room.

Community Website -

Fairview Post (local newspaper): -

Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 6 hrs
To Calgary: 10.5 hrs
To Red Deer: 9 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 1.5 hrs
To Lethbridge: 13 hrs
To Medicine Hat: 13.5 hrs

Hospital Name: Fairview Health Complex

No. of Inpatient Beds: 25
No. of Long Term Care Beds: 67

Hospital Statistics:

Inpatient Admissions: Approximately 500 discharges per year

Emergency Room Visits: 10,000+ per year

Available Specialty Services
Endoscopy performed one day a week.

Radiology Services include Diagnostic Imaging & Ultrasound

Laboratory Hours of Operation: 0800-1600 5 days a week

No Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site; the nearest service is 45 minutes to Peace River

No Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site; the nearest service is 45 min. to Peace River, 1.5 hrs to Grande Prairie,


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (desired)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) (desired)
  • CCFP (desired)
  • Geriatrics (desired)

Candidate must have independent Emergency Room & Acute Care Hospital Experience in a 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.


Renumeration Fee for Service in accordance with Alberta Health & Wellness fee schedule

Physicians are remunerated for being on call in the Emergency Room. Frequency of on call shifts may vary.

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Incentives

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $31,884.12 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 29.62% 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.

* For complete details on the AMA benefits, please contact

Recruiter Contact:

For more information on this posting, please contact

Minimum 36-60 months commitment may be required

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

12 May 2019
Location: Canada Alberta Fairview
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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