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, Grimshaw
• Establish and maintain a full time community based practice within the 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 Grimshaw

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.

About the Community of Grimshaw:

About Grimshaw

Commonly referred to as the “historic” MILE ZERO of the Mackenzie Highway – GRIMSHAW is a small town located at the junction of Highway #2 and the Mackenzie Highway #35. It is here where the Mackenzie Highway begins its journey north to Hay River, and eventually to Yellowknife. The Mackenzie Highway began as a rough trail in the 1820s, leading to the Northwest Territories.

The name of the town was derived from Dr. M.E. Grimshaw, a pioneer doctor in the then village of Peace River Crossing in 1914.

Grimshaw has a population of approximately 3,952 people and offers indoor and outdoor recreational facilities within its borders; including an outdoor swimming pool, an arena, a curling rink, a family fitness centre, 6 Ball Diamonds, SK8 "N" Bike Park, an R.V. Park and a Seniors Drop In Centre.

Grimshaw is second to none; in commemorating local and regional history. Local residents and visitors take in the Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park and Lac Cardinal Recreation Area on the shores of Lac Cardinal are less than 10 kilometers to the northwest of Grimshaw. Wilderness Park is less than 5 kilometres to the northeast of Grimshaw.

Museums include the Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village Museum, the Mile 0 Antique Truck Museum. And Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village Museum

The energy and commitment of the people of Grimshaw is demonstrated in the numerous active community organizations.

Grimshaw Berwyn Health Complex is an active facility with six 24-hour observation beds and 20 extended care beds.

  • Emergency Visits per Year: 13,637
  • Patients requiring hospital admission (beyond 24-observation care) are transferred to Peace River for admission and hospital rounds for these patients are attended by the Grimshaw physicians.


  • 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) (desired)
  • 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 eligibIlity requirements, please visit College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta at


Fee for Service

On Call Stipend - Physicians are remunerated for being on call in the Emergency Room.

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Incentives - AMA Benefits are currently under review and are subject to change from what is listed below:

* For complete details on the AMA benefits, please contact

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $25,337.99 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 22.72% for insured services provided in this community.

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:

For further information, please contact:

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

31 July 2020
Location: Canada Alberta Grimshaw
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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