Provide medical care in primary care, emergency department coverage, acute care and extended care services.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, Peace River
• 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 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 is recruited for the community of Peace River.
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.
Peace River is an urban and vibrant large town in the heart of northwest Alberta. Geographically, the town has been gifted with some of the most breathtaking landscapes in all of Alberta. The town itself is set on the banks of the Peace River and the surrounding neighborhoods straddle the river valley, providing breathtaking views enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
Serving a large area, the current hospital opened in 2001 and provides care and a vast array of facilities to a population of up to 28,000 people, while the previous hospital was established in the early 1970s. The hospital meets the daily needs of a town that continues to grow – the recent census showed an expansion of 7% – and the population of Peace River is currently close to 11,000 residents.
Culturally, this is a thriving community and Peace River was awarded the title of Cultureville by CBC in the past. A progressive theatre company is active in the community, the Museum hosts monthly exhibitions, several music venues attract national acts on a regular basis and one of Alberta’s most popular two-day music festivals – Peace Fest – goes ahead each July, taking advantage of the long, warm summer nights.
An endless network of trails straddle town and can accommodate running, hiking, biking and exploring and those who wish to take things more leisurely can avail of the eight kilometer paved path that runs along the river. Fishing, boating and photography are popular river pursuits and guarantee a full supply of fresh air for all members of the family.
Continually expanding and pushing the boundaries, Peace River is currently in the process of creating one of Alberta’s largest and most diverse municipal urban parks on the site known as Misery Mountain. This park – with a chairlift to the peak of the hill overlooking the valley – will allow for activities such as mountain biking and horseback riding in the summer, while in the winter, the Ski Hill at the foot of the mountain opens for business with downhill, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing offered as choices. You will also find an indoor swimming pool, a hockey arena, several outdoor rinks, squash and racquetball courts, gymnasiums and numerous sports clubs within the community.
Peace River is home to an impressive combination of businesses including locally owned downtown stores and restaurants, as well as nationally and internationally recognized retailers, attracting shoppers and diners from all corners of the northwest.
Peace River is a welcoming community and people from across the globe are proud to call it their home.
The Town of Peace River is on hand and happy to provide more information, to answer any questions or to organize an orientation through a part of the world they would like everybody to experience and enjoy.
To Edmonton: 5 hrs
To Calgary: 8 hrs
To Red Deer: 6.5 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 2 hrs
Hospital Statistics (per year):
Emergency Room Visits: 20,559
O.R. Procedures: 851
Visiting Speciality Services:
Endoscopy - every 6 weeks
Nephrology - 3 times per year
Cardiology - 2-3 times peryear
Qualifications & 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 www.cpsa.ab.caCompensation:
Fee for Service
On Call Stipend - Physicians are remunerated for being on call in the Emergency Room. The rate is $23.84 an hour and is paid for a total of 14 hours on weekdays from 5 pm to 7am and 24 hours a day on weekends and statutory holidays. Frequency of on call shifts vary by community.
Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Incentives:
A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $22,494.93 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 20.90% 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 www.albertadoctors.orgRecruiter Contact:
For further information, please contact:
Physician Resource Planner, North Zone
North Zone Medical Affairs