Alberta Health Services, South Zone is currently recruiting for a half-time 0.5 FTE Palliative Care Physician. The Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH) is the largest community hospital located in Southern Alberta providing services to Lethbridge and surrounding rural areas with a catchment population of ~150,000. CRH has 250 acute care beds, 45 geriatric beds, 10 ICU beds and 15 NICU bassinets. CRH is an accredited Level 3 Trauma Centre providing coverage in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, ENT, Urology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery and Cancer services.
Successful candidates must hold or be eligible for independent practitioner registration with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and hold certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada;
Work with regional team to provide palliative care to patients including home visits, acute care, outpatient department, local palliative care/ hospice unit, local cancer centre;
Must be willing to participate in the on-call schedule, in all of the above mentioned settings with a call expectation of 1:5;
Reside in and have as his/her primary residence; Lethbridge or surrounding area;
Will obtain and maintain an AHS Medical Staff Appointment and appropriate privileges to provide the Services;
Participate in quality programs and initiatives undertaken within Zone Clinical Department Seniors Health in AHS, including (without limitation) achievement of certain performance indicators as determined by AHS, exercising its discretion reasonably;Additional Notes About Lethbridge
Lethbridge is a vibrant city of 95,000 located in beautiful southern Alberta - close to the mountains (about 70 miles from Waterton National Park and the Rockies) and an easy drive to Calgary.
Winters are warmer than in the more northern parts of the province - Chinook winds provide welcome thaws. Low annual precipitation rates make for an excellent climate and keeps summers warm and dry.
Lethbridge has excellent recreation facilities for both indoor and outdoor activities. There is skiing and mountain biking to the west. There are some lakes within twenty (20) minutes to a half an hour from Lethbridge for boating, wind surfing or sailing.
In the primary education system, there is a public and separate (Catholic) school system and also a number of private schools. The percentage of students moving on to advanced education is above average for most communities. In the area of post-secondary education, there is a large Junior College, Lethbridge College, and a small but highly accredited university, the University of Lethbridge. Both institutions offer a variety of Adult education extended and interest programs. The College and the University add to the vitality of the community.
The University of Lethbridge has excellent Arts and Education Departments, as well as a very good Science Department. Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry programs are popular. The NeuroScience Department does a lot of good research and has an international reputation for excellence.
For any additional information about Lethbridge, please check out websites for the City of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Economic Development.
To Edmonton: 5.0 hrs
To Calgary: 2.0 hrs
To Red Deer: 3.5 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 10.0 hrs
To Medicine Hat: 1.5 hrs
Must be eligible for a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta license.
Must be eligible to apply to the CPSA for the Provisional Register Conditional Practice as a General Practitioner or be recognized as a specialist in Family Medicine.
Applicants must have appropriate specialty training or significant experience in Palliative care.
Preference will be given to Canadian-trained and/or equivalently trained physicians.Compensation:
Physician Agreement Incentives
A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $6748.48 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 6.26% 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 $1,063 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 albertadoctors.org.Recruiter Contact:
Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information on this posting, please contact:
Nicole Ashman, Physician Resource Planner; Nicole.Ashman@ahs.ca
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