Family Medicine Physician/General Practictioner with Enhanced Surgical Skills (General Surgery and C-Section)

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To provide medical services in primary care (clinic)Family Medicine, Obstetrics including C-Sections, General Surgery including endoscopy

(gastroscopy and colonoscopy). 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, Lac La Biche

• 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

• Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assignedThe successful candidate is recruited for the community of Lac La Biche. 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 Lac La Biche

Lac La Biche

Lac La Biche County is an area blessed with natural beauty in the form of an abundance of lakes, old growth forests, wildlife and excellent outdoor recreational opportunities. It is a community steeped in cultural diversity and history with European settlement dating back over 200 years to the fur trade. Main industries include oil and gas, forestry, tourism and agriculture. Further, the Hamlet of Lac La Biche serves as a business hub to the area and it is a growing and thriving community.

Current population including catchment is 11,100 and is situated 225 kms northeast of Edmonton. Lac La Biche County has seen an unprecedented period of growth in recent years and this trend is expected to continue well into the foreseeable future.

Recreational ACTIVITIES

Bring the family, the boat, tent, fishing gear, bikes...

Families enjoy the Alberta beaches in Lac La Biche and have easy access to 150 lakes, many with beach-side camping, cabin facilities and white sand beaches. Hit the waves for some fast paced water sports, cruise the trails for biking and hiking splendor or just kick back and relax for an evening around a warm campfire.

But it's not all about the trails, trees and waves - the Lac La Biche Region also offers visitors the chance to explore some of Western Canada's oldest history built on generations of multicultural influence. Lac La Biche, Plamondon and the surrounding Lac La Biche County are steeped with interesting history, scenic beauty and rich cultural diversity. and don't forget your sense of adventure.

The Bold Center is a great family recreational facility and offers the chance to embrace healthy and active lifestyles that include an exceptional gym with fitness classes, sport activities and a walking track.

Schools are abundant in the community as well as Portage College for post secondary opportunities.

For more information, please go to

Hospital Name: William J. Cadzow Lac La Biche Healthcare Centre

No. of Inpatient Beds: 23

No. of Long Term Care Beds: 40

Deliveries: 153

% C Section: 29.4%

Emergency Room Visits: 14,097

Endoscopies: 808

OR Procedures: 82


Qualifications & Experience

• Must have current experience in Obstetrics including C-Sections

• Must have current experience in General Surgery procedures including endoscopy ( gastroscopy & colonscopy)

• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

• Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

• Emergency Room Experience (Required)

• Must have current rural experience

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. 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


Salary/Benefits:Compensation Type: Fee-for-Service through Alberta Health & WellnessGeneral/Family Physicians Year 2016/2017

On Call Stipend: Yes

Department. The rate is $23.84 an hour and is paid for a total of 14 hours on weekdays from 5 pm to 7 am 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 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 $1,000 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 [email protected] .

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

19 October 2020
Location: Canada Alberta Lac La Biche
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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