Visiting Specialist - Adult Psychiatrist

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The community of Hinton and Edson are currently looking to recruit a Visiting Specialist to provide service in Adult Psychiatry, visiting the communities approximately 10 times per year.

About the Community of Hinton:

Town of Hinton
Population: 9640
Hours of Sunshine: 2100 hours per year
Annual Precipitation: 50cm

Many people come to Hinton for the job opportunities, but stay for the lifestyle the community offers. Centrally located to numerous parks, lakes, trails and stunning recreation spots, Hinton offers a wide range of outdoor recreational pursuits.

Long summer days offer the opportunity for residents and visitors to get to know the local golf course, or mountain biking and hiking trails in Hinton’s backyard; or venture further, to explore the kayaking, horseback riding and quadding available in Alberta’s foothills and Rocky Mountains. Hinton is home to the Beaver Boardwalk, Canada’s longest freshwater boardwalk, which features a busy beaver dam and lodge, as well as 150 species of birds.

Winter months are comfortable here, with regular Chinook winds reducing the snow pack, warming the air and lifting residents’ spirits. Cross-country and downhill skiing facilities are not far from Hinton, as well as ice-fishing and snowmobiling opportunities, making the town a logical home base for all winter recreation enthusiasts.

Hinton plays regional centre to neighbouring communities with services, amenities, education and healthcare to meet the needs of those living in the Yellowhead corridor. Hinton offers promising career opportunities in a diverse set of fields because of many strong and successful industries. Hinton’s economy includes coal mining, oil and gas, tourism, a pulp and saw mill, and forestry research and training. Jasper National Park is 15 minutes to the west of Hinton, and Edmonton is approximately 3 hours to the East; Highway 16, which runs through Hinton, makes for easy travel to either location.

Hintonites are friendly, hospitable people who are proud of the community’s heritage and accomplishments, and who warmly welcome newcomers and visitors.


The successful candidate must have training and expertise (FRCPC or FRCPC eligible)

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (desired)
  • CPSA Letter of Eligibility or proof of Alberta Licensure required with application

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

Registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) to be included with application.

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 www.cpsa.ab


Fee for Service

Through the Outreach and Travelling Physician Support Policy Visiting Specialists are eligible for monetary supports:

  • The outreach financial incentive, at a minimum, requires one way travel greater than 50kms, and pays at $1/kms up to a maximum 500kms one way. Zonal Medical Affairs will calculate payments using a round-trip amount on a monthly basis.
  • For approved outreach service requests AHS will remunerate mileage/car rentals/taxis, meals, flights and accommodation in keeping with the AHS Travel Policy.

Recruiter Contact:

Shauna Wallbank

Physician Resource Planner, North Zone Medical Affairs

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

2 August 2020
Location: Canada Alberta Hinton
Salary: Excellent Remuneration and Benefits CAD per year
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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