Family Medicine Physician/General Practitioner

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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, Spirit 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 Spirit River

The successful candidate may choose to operate their business by joining the 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 Spirit River

The Municipal District of Spirit River is big sky country punctuated with tall grain elevators and oil derricks. It's a patchwork quilt of yellow canola, golden grain and green fields dotted with biscuit colored round bales of hay, all rolling into glorious northern sunrises and sunsets. Spirit River is the home of the mighty Peace River, sparkling northern lights, and abundant wildlife.

The town of Spirit River is located 64 km North of Grande Prairie, 8 km West of Rycroft , and 573 km North West of Edmonton. With a population of 1,025 and serving a catchment area of 6,457 - Spirit River is one of the oldest towns in the Central Peace Region. The original town sight was situated by the river which was known by some as Ghost River, (Chepi-Sepe) and also later as the Spirit River. In 1891, a trading post became the original settlement along the banks of the Spirit River. Because the railroad missed this location, those early settlers decided to move and it split into two communities, one to the west (now Spirit River) and one to the east (now Rycroft).

The economy in Spirit River is based largely on agriculture – crops and livestock – as well as reserves of oil and gas. If you are looking for a quaint town with lots of history to call your home, Spirit River is the place for you!

Spirit River - where the pioneer spirit of independence and adventure lives still.

Dr. Tom Phillips - CPSA Certificate of Merit Award

Travel Time:
To Grande Prairie: 1 hrs
To Edmonton: 5 hrs
To Calgary: 7.5 hrs
To Red Deer: 6.5 hrs

Hospital Statistics (per year):
Emergency Room Visits: 7,609
Discharges: 180

Link to Community Map:Click here to view our community on a map


Qualifications & Experience

  • Must have current Emergency Room Experience (in a rural setting)
  • Must have current rural experience
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • CCFP (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


Fee for Service

AMA benefits are currently under review and my be subject to change April 1, 2020.

For complete details on the AMA benefits, please contact

On Call Stipend - Physicians are remunerated for being on call in the Emergency Room. The rate is $20.00 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 $36,689.39 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 32.9% 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 $1,000 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 $2.95.

* For complete details on the AMA benefits, please contact

Recruiter Contact:

For further information, please contact:

Susan Smith
Physician Resource Planner, North Zone
North Zone Medical Affairs
[email protected]
[email protected]

30 July 2020
Location: Canada Alberta Spirit River
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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