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Geriatric Medicine, Care of the Elderly - Grande Prairie Full-time Job

4 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Grande Prairie   3 views
Job Details

The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital & Queen Elizabeth II Community Ambulatory Centre is seeking a physician with training in geriatric medicine to join the Senior's Health Care Team, providing services in Grande Prairie and surrounding areas.
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Geriatric medicine physicians are experts in organizing and providing health care for older people. In general, they
apply knowledge of aging, clinical problems of older people and special features of disease in the aged to make accurate diagnoses in frail seniors
apply knowledge of local health, social and voluntary services and resources to design personalized care plans for older persons
co-ordinate their assessments with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists and other health care professionals
synthesize the results of their assessments with those of other health care team members
participate in case conferences designed co-ordinate activities and plan preferred management strategies for older patients
promote health maintenance and disease prevention for all older patients
recommend and mobilize resources to help patients maintain stay in their community
confer with health and community members to ensure that health and social services are in place and serving an older person in a satisfactory manner

Duties include but not limited to:
Reside in and have as his/her primary residence, Grande Prairie
Provide hospital and call assistance as required
Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities
Contribute to and participate in other administrative duties as assigned.

The successful candidate must be in compliance withAlberta Health Services Immunization of Workers for COVID19 policyprior to the start date. By applying to this position you are confirming your ability and willingness to comply with the policy.

**Posting will close once suitable candidate is found**


Must have current hospitalist experience in a rural and regional setting

  • CCFP Certificationandan additional year of training a certification in"Care of the Elderly"
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (desired)

Thank you for your interest in the North Zone however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Related Legislation

Under 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 CPSA website - [***]

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Hospital Health
  • Specialty: Family Medicine - Care of the Elderly / Seniors Care
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Fee for ServiceAlberta Medical Association (AMA) Compensation Programs - AMA Membership compensation programs are under review and may be subject to change.* For complete details on AMA Membership Compensation & Benefits - [***]
  • Posting Date: May 16, 2022
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
General Practitioners and Family Physicians are licensed health care professionals and are educated in the general practice, with opportunities to focus their practice in specialized areas.
Specialist physicians are trained and certified to provide patient care within a specific discipline. They also act as consultants to other physicians; perform surgery and supervise surgical procedures; and may conduct research on the nature, cause and development of diseases.