Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner

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To provide medical services in primary care (clinic), emergency department coverage, acute care and extended care services.

Will also have current rural and emergency experience.

Must be a team player.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, St. Paul
  • Establish and maintain full time community based practice within the community
  • Provision of extended hour (including evenings & weekends) of comprehensive care within the base community
  • Provide hospital 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 St. Paul. 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.

Additional Notes About St. Paul

St. Paul is strategically located in the centre of the northeast region of Alberta, and as a result maintains its status as a major trading centre for the surrounding area. An excellent road system and 3, 500 foot paved airstrip provides easy access to and from the area.

Population of St. Paul including catchment is 16, 331 and is situated 200km northeast of Edmonton on Highway 28. Because of the town's ideal locaton in the northeast region of Alberta, firms involved in product and service industries are taking a second look at St. Paul. St. Paul is a "People Kind of Place."

The variety of recreation facilities offered in St.Paul includes two indoor ice arenas, an indoor swimming pool, a recreation centre, 6 sheet curling rink, 14 soccer fields, 14 community parks, 2 tennis courts, 2 sports fields, 8 ball diamonds, a bowling alley, movie theatres, the St. Paul Golf Course (9 holes), and a ski trail.

Nearby park facilities include the Kehewin Lake Recreation (50 campsites, boat launch, and fishing), Lac Bellevue Municipal Recreation Area (32 campsites, hiking, and water-based recreation opportunities), Lower Therien Lake (canoeing opportunities), Stony Lake Municipal Recreation Area (30 campsites, trails and water-based recreation), the St. Paul Municipal Campground is within town limits (50 campsites).

St. Paul offers education in both public and separate division as well as a Francophone option. Public schools in St. Paul include St. Paul Elementary School [K-5], Racette Junior High School [6-9], and St. Paul Regional School [10-12]. Ecole Du Sommet provides French language education for Grades K to 12, through the East Central Francophone Education Regional Division. Glen Avon Protestant School provides education for Grades K to 9, and St. Paul Regional School provides education for Grades 10 to 12. Post-secondary programs and courses are available through the Portage College and Blue Quills First Nations College.

St. Paul boasts the world's first UFO landing pad. A new UFO tourist information centre is now located next to the UFO landing pad and is operated by the Chamber of Commerce.

St. Paul's life-support is the rich agricultural land that surrounds the town, supplemented by the oil and gas industries. The community is rich in a number of ethnic backgrounds.

No of Inpatient Beds: 40

No of LTC Beds: 30


Qualifications & Experience

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Emergency Room Experience (Required)
  • Must have current rural experience (1-2 years)
  • Basic Obstetrical Skills desired

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


Compensation Type: Fee-for-Service through Alberta Health & Wellness

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.

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside this community of $0 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% 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:

Gail Hachey

Physician Resource Planner, North Zone Medica Affairs

[email protected]

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

11 October 2020
Location: Canada Alberta St. Paul
Salary: Excellent Remuneration and Benefits CAD per year
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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