Geriatric Medicine Specialist or Care of the Elderly Physicians

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The Specialized Geriatric Services Program (SGS – Clinical Alternative Relationship Plan) in partnership with Alberta Health Services is inviting applications for a Geriatrician / Care of the Elderly Physicians to join the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine / Care of the Elderly located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s largest and only provincial health region providing services for a population of over 3 million people.

A Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine trained) specialist or Care of the Elderly (Family Medicine trained) Physician is required at Royal Alexandra Hospital site, this role will include the development of an Orthogeriatrics Service and conduct Restorative Care Ward rounds at Norwood (0.5FTE) and 0.5 FTE working with home care. The latter part of the role includes performance of assessments for frail older people and those with medical complexity including home visits for the home bound elderly.


The successful candidate will be accredited in either General (Internal) Medicine and Geriatric Medicine or Family Medicine with a Care of the Elderly certification (MD with equivalent qualification) and eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

These posts are part of an innovative programmatic approach to the comprehensive provision of specialized medical services in the Edmonton AHS zone. This an unrivalled opportunity for interested, engaged and enthusiastic physicians to take an active role in acute, post-acute, rehabilitative and community geriatric medicine services.

Post holders will be expected to participate in the undergraduate and postgraduate education and training programs of the joint divisions of Care of the Elderly and Geriatric Medicine and maintain adequate continuing professional development as dictated by their relevant governing body. Medical liability insurance will be required


All appropriate support (administrative and technical) to enable the successful candidates to excel will be provided. Remuneration for the posts is $327,468 – 359,832 depending upon training and hours. A 10% overhead will be payable for business administration.

The SGS – ARP is also seeking to expand its educational remit. Successful and interested candidates will be offered a clinical academic colleague appointment with the relevant academic department.

Recruiter Contact:

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining their experience, interests and current activities along with three reference letters. Interested candidates are also encouraged to contact either Dr. Adrian Wagg, Division Director, Geriatric Medicine, [email protected] mailto:[email protected]), or Jean Triscott, Division Director, Care of the Elderly [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) to discuss the position and the opportunities offered by this post.

To assist us in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act R203(3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”. With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone. For further details about our vibrant city, please visit (

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Departments of Medicine & Family Medicine are on the Faculty’s Home Page at (

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We thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire upon the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

1 August 2020
Location: Canada Alberta Edmonton
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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