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We are looking for a physician with training as a Pulmonologist to work in the Wetaskiwin Lung Lab and the Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. This position requires a scope of practice that will include: Clinical Practice Inpatient Care, Outpatient Care, and Respiratory procedures such as Bronchoscopy, PFT interpretation and Thoracentesis.

Candidates require recent and relevant experience in the scope of practice to be performed.

About the Community of Wetaskiwin:

City of Wetaskiwin

Wetaskiwin is predicted to be one of Alberta’s fastest growing cities- With over 700 businesses, attractive housing prices and no municipal business tax it is easy to see why! Wetaskiwin is ideally situated just east of Alberta’s busy Highway 2 corridor, 45 minutes south of Edmonton and 60 minutes north of Red Deer. This location has transformed Wetaskiwin into a regional distribution centre. Wetaskiwin housing prices are typically 2/3 the cost of a similar home in Edmonton.This city has a population of over 12,000 residents and the physicians there support a Medical Service Area of over 45,000 individuals. The city enjoys a prosperous economic base of agriculture, oil and gas, tourism and manufacturing, as well as first-class education and an abundance of recreational and cultural amenities.


The recreation amenities in Wetaskiwin are highlighted by the Manluk Regional Aquatic Centre (opened in 2014), which features both a competition & leisure pool, two waterslides, a “Lazy River” ride, a hot tub, a steam room and one of only three “BoardRider” surfing attractions in western Canada. In addition, there are two hockey arenas, a curling rink, a football field with running track, numerous soccer fields, numerous baseball & softball fields, four tennis courts, two golf courses on the city boundary (plus seven more within a 35 minute drive), the finest disc golf facility in Alberta plus a 17 acre lake, with a 2.5 km hiking trail, inside the city.


Wetaskiwin’s cultural amenities include a very active arts & craft club which operates out of a city-owned Craft Centre, two art galleries and a theatre society which produces both plays and music concerts.


Tourism is a big part of Wetaskiwin’s economy. The world-class Reynolds-Alberta Museum, situated on 248 acres adjacent to the Wetaskiwin Regional Airport, has over 1,200 unique cars, trucks, farm machines, industrial equipment and aircraft in its collection. Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame, is contained in a separate building on the Reynolds-Alberta Museum site and in addition to an aircraft display, showcases the achievements of the over 200 inducted members. Alberta’s only paved NACAR racing oval is located a few kilometers NW of Wetaskiwin and is one of the stops on the cross-Canada NASCAR Canadian Tires Series auto racing series. The Wetaskiwin Rawhide Rodeo is Alberta’s second-largest amateur rodeo. The Alberta Central Railway Museum, located SE of Wetaskiwin, features an authentic CPR station and a collection of CPR rolling stock.

Local Airport

The Wetaskiwin Regional Airport (owned & operated by the City of Wetaskiwin), is currently the only Transport Canada certified airport in western Canada where an aircraft owner can purchase airside land, construct a hanger and get title to the property. All other airports require a long-term lease of airside land, on which it is much more difficult to finance any construction.

Travel Time:

To Edmonton International Airport: 0.5 hrs

To Edmonton: 0.75 hrs

To Red Deer: 1.0 hrs

To Calgary: 2.75 hrs

Link to Community Map:

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Candidates must hold a valid and relevant license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, or a valid Notification of Eligibility Letter from the CPSA.

Required Competencies

  • Recent experience (within the last 12 months) of independent Respirology practice where the physician has been the Most Responsible Physician.
  • Previous inpatient experience
  • Applicant must also be able to provide proof of participation in relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification (RCPSC)


Fee for Service

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 Lindsay McDow at e-mail [email protected]

Company Operating Name: Alberta Health Services

Business Address: 43 Michener Bend

City: Red Deer

Province/ Territory: Alberta

Postal Code: T4P 0H6

30 July 2020
Location: Canada Alberta Wetaskiwin
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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