General Practitioner with Basic Obstetrics and Anesthesia/Enhanced Surgical Skills

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We are looking for a physician with training in Family Medicine with obstetrical and either enhanced sugical skills or anesthesia experience who will run an office based Family Medicine clinic and take part in a rotation based obstetrics group performing high risk deliveries and being responsible for pre-natal, postnatal and neonatal care.

Running an office based family medicine clinic and being responsible for after hours inpatient care.

This position requires a scope of practice that includes inpatient, outpatient, acute, long term care, obstetrics and Emergency Room shifts and on-call.Candidates require recent and relevant experience in all scopes of practice to be performed. A successful candidate will be responsible for after hours inpatient care.

About the Community of Provost:

Additional Notes About Provost

Provost Health Centre

No. of Inpatient Beds: 15
No. of Long Term Care Beds: 36
No. of Surgical Beds: 15
No. of Coronary Care Beds: 1
No. of Labor & Delivery Beds: 2
No. of Day Surgery Beds: 4
No. of Operating Rooms: 1

Hospital Statistics:

Inpatient Admissions: 78
Deliveries: 140
Inpatient Operations Performed: 30
Day Surgeries Performed: 100

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging

Laboratory Hours of Operation: 24h

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: No
If No, approximate travel to the nearest service: 90min

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: No
Approximate travel to the nearest service: 90min


In the beginning, settlers reached Provost, Alberta by oxcart, horse drawn wagons and on foot from the railhead at Battleford, Saskatchewan. In 1909 the railroad finally reached the hamlet from Hardisty, Alberta in the west. The town was first established by Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR) surveyors shortly after the turn of the century. Provost is the title applied to the chief magistrate of a Scottish town and is the equivalent of "mayor" in Canada. The origin of the name is uncertain, but since the streets were originally named after Scottish urban centers, the name Provost may have been chosen to indicate the principal role of the town. Consistent with its origin, the name of the Town is pronounced as it is spelled and not in the French or military style. Although streets and avenues today are numbered only, the avenues were named to commemorate Canadian associations in the beginning. In 1910, Provost was incorporated as a village with Mr. N.A. Kilburn as Reeve. In 1952 the village became a Town with Mr. Dave Johnstone as Mayor. Some of the pioneer businessmen started their enterprises in tents and shiplap sheds. This was the start of the commercial development that today serves as the regional center of a very large rural area. Provost is the seat of the municipal government for the M.D. of Provost No. 52.

A large wheat stalk on each side dominates the Town’s Coat of Arms, symbolizing the agricultural history of the community and the peace pipe in the center is reflective of the signing of Treaty No. 6 at Sounding Lake, located directly southwest of Provost.

In 1908 the original Methodist Church was built (later serving as the Masonic Lodge Hall and today, as the Provost Community Church @ 5140 - 51 St.), followed by the Anglican Church that same year. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce began operations also in 1908 in a two-story white frame building on the same location the present day bank stands. A Catholic Church was built in 1910. Provost’s first newspaper, the Provost Star, also started publication in 1910.

Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 4.0 hrs
To Calgary: 5.5 hrs
To Red Deer: 4.0 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 9.0 hrs
To Lethbridge: 6.25 hrs
To Medicine Hat: 4.75 hrs


All physicians who wish to practice in Alberta must hold a valid and relevant license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Additional Desired Competencies

  • Recent experience (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.
  • Previous inpatient experience and up-to-date ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) within the previous 24 months is essential
  • Applicant must also be able to provide proof of participation in relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs.
  • Emergency on-call experience that covers trauma, medical, surgical and pediatric emergencies within the previous 12 months
  • Recent Obstetric experience (within last 24 months) in pre-natal, postnatal, neonatal care
  • Experience in obstetrical and neonatal emergencies and resuscitation
  • Experience in either Anesthesia or General Surgery

Expectation of completing the following courses within 6 months of starting position

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)


A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $20685.56 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 19.22% 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 $5,141 and $12,852 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 $2,656 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 opportunity, please contact Rebecca Aspden at e-mail [email protected]

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

11 October 2020
Location: Canada Alberta Provost
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.

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