Revised on2015-09-30 Posting #:NZS010 Speciality: Geriatric Medicine Type:Full Time Practice City/Town:Grande Prairie FTE:1.0 Date Posted:2015-04-01 Closed Date:2018-12-31 Time: 23:59 AHS Position:AHS is recruiting for this position. AHS Sponsorship: This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required. Sponsorship Eligibility Expires:2018-01-31 Responsibilities/Duties: Specialists in geriatric medicine are experts in organizing and providing health care for older people. In general, they:apply their knowledge of aging, clinical problems of older people and special features of disease in the aged to make accurate diagnoses in frail seniorsapply their knowledge of local health, social and voluntary services and resources to design individualized care plans for older personsco-ordinate their assessments with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists and other health care professionalssynthesize the results of their assessments with those of other health care team membersparticipate in case conferences designed to share information, co-ordinate activities and plan preferred management strategies for older patientspromote health maintenance and disease prevention for all older patientsrecommend and mobilize support services to help patients maintain their independence in the communityconfer with health and community members to ensure that health and social services are in place and serving an older person in a satisfactory mannerResponsiblities include but not limited to:Establish and maintain a full time community based practice in Grande PrairieProvide hospital and on-call support as requiredReside in and have as his/her primary residence; Grande PrairieThe successful candidate is recruited for the community of Grande Prairie. Once chosen, the successful candidate may choose to operate their business by joining an existing practice or opening their own practice. This is the candidate’s independent business decision and will not be managed through the recruitment process. Additional Notes About Grande Prairie LOOKING for WORK-LIFE-BALANCE consider GRANDE PRAIRIE!Located about 450 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, and about the same distance north of Jasper National Park, Grande Prairie offers the best of both worlds – big city amenities without losing the comfortable feel of a small, safe community and close proximity to outstanding wilderness areas.Visit Grande Prairie Tourism website for photos and video – http://gptourism.ca/about-regionThe City of Grande Prairie is an economically strong and culturally diverse large urban centre, with a population of about 55 000 and growing. Grande Prairie residents enjoy city pride, beautiful homes, A wide choice of recreation, education, shopping and entertainment opportunities.Grande Prairie is a full service urban centre with a new Multiplex Recreational centre http://www.eastlinkcentre.ca/about/about-the-facility , community college http://www.gprc.ab.ca, numerous cultural events, alpine skiiing http://www.nitehawkalpine.com, cross country skiing http://www.wapitinordic.com, mountain biking, camping, water sports and more.Grande Prairie is well serviced by major airlines and easy road transportation.Public and separate elementary and high schools, private schools, a French Immersion school and a regional degree granting college offer families a range of educational opportunities usually only available in major city centers.In the centre of Grande Prairie, winding park trails along the Bear Creek valley takes walkers, joggers, bikers and roller bladers through 15 kilometers of well treed and maintained park lands.An Olympic-sized swimming pool, permanent indoor soccer arena, fully-equipped gymnastics centre, climbing wall facility and community fitness centre at the college, indoor hockey arenas -including a brand new twin ice arena – offer children and adults a full choice of sports and recreational activities.Cross-country ski trails and a downhill ski facility just south of the city take full advantage of the scenic Wapiti River valley, well known for its wealth of dinosaur artifacts.The Prairie Art Gallery, Centre for Creative Arts, Second Street Theatre, a Live Theatre group and a college theatre all run drama and arts programs and productions for community members of all ages.A northern service centre for agriculture, forestry and petroleum industries, Grande Prairie is also a major retail shopping centre for a surrounding population of close to 250,000 people. An array of charming shops and boutiques add variety to the major retail stores and malls in Grande Prairie.Travel Time:To Edmonton: 4.5 hrsTo Calgary: 7 hrsTo Red Deer: 6 hrsTo Lethbridge: 9.5 hrsTravel AlbertaHospital Name: Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) HospitalNo. of Inpatient Beds: 144No. of Surgical Beds: 40No. of Intensive Care Beds: 10No. of Labor & Delivery Beds: 6No. of Day Surgery Beds: 8No. of Operating Rooms: 5Hospital Statistics:Deliveries: 1767 per yearDishcarges: 10,000+Emergency Room Visits: 57,000+Inpatient Operations Performed: 4,043Available Specialty Services (full-time and part-time):The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie is an acute care facility with 24-hour emergency services, an intensive care and neonatal intensive care unit. Services are provided in obstetrics, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, palliative care, pediatrics, psychiatry, and urology.Radiology Services:Diagnostic ImagingUltrasoundComputerized Tomography (CT) ScanMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)Laboratory Hours of Operation: M-F 7-4:15, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. & Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: YesCancer Treatment Services Available on Site: Yes Qualifications: Educational RequirementsAfter graduating from an MD program, prospective specialists in geriatric medicine enrol in a post-graduate medicine program that includes three or four years of on-the-job specialty training in internal medicine followed by two years of subspecialty training in geriatric medicine.After successfully completing the program and passing national examinations for internal medicine and geriatric medicine, graduates are authorized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons to call themselves Specialists in Geriatric Medicine.Graduates of MD programs who choose to go into family practice but wish to concentrate on working with older patients can take six months to one year of extra training and receive certification in the Care of the Elderly Program. This qualifies them to act as consultants in addition to providing primary care.The University of Alberta in Edmonton and the University of Calgary offer training programs for specialists in geriatric medicine and family physicians who have a particular interest in geriatrics.Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.Related LegislationUnder Alberta’s Health Professions Act and Physicians, Surgeons and Osteopaths Profession Regulation, you must be a registered member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) to practice medicine in Alberta.To find more information on the certification process see General Practitioner & Family Physician Licensing Process and Specialist Physician Licensing Process on the AlbertaCanada.com website. Compensation: Fee-for-Service Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Incentives A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $17,175.34 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 16.36% 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 – 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 www.albertadoctors.org Recruiter Contact: For more information on this posting, please contact AHS.NorthZonePhysicianRecruitment@albertahealthservices.caPosition will remain open until suitable candidate is found.