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Palliative Care Consulting Physician Part-time Job

2 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Calgary   2 views
Job Details

The Palliative & End of Life Care (PEOLC) Program, Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone is currently accepting applications for qualified Palliative Care Consultant Physicians to work in a variety of clinical settings in a full-time or part-time basis. For those specifically looking for specific community-based palliative care consultative work, a separate job posting is available.

Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone includes the City of Calgary as well as a large area of south-central Alberta extending from Banff National Park to areas surrounding Calgary. Palliative care consultations are provided by inter-professional teams consisting of physicians, advanced practice nurses and other team members, and are delivered in a variety of service sites such as Acute Care, Homecare, Hospices, Outpatient Clinics, Rural facilities, and an Intensive Palliative Care Unit (IPCU).

In addition, the physicians in the Service are encouraged to apply for academic appointment in the Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Calgary. The Division is extensively involved in a program of Palliative Medicine education for medical students and rotating residents, offers a highly regarded palliative medicine residency, provides opportunities for teaching in other Faculties at the University of Calgary, and has many active opportunities to conduct research in Palliative Medicine.

The physicians in the Service are also required to participate in an on-call schedule to provide after-hours coverage, which would also include some acute care consultative work on weekends.

Physicians who participate in the consult service group receive payment through a clinical alternative relationship plan (ARP) that has been negotiated with Alberta Health (Government of Alberta).

Qualified physicians will have completed the CFPC (College of Family Physicians of Canada) Added Year of Competency training in Palliative Care or the RCSPC (Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada) Palliative Medicine subspecialty or equivalent education, or will have acquired several years of experience as a palliative consultant. An interest in leadership or research or education in Palliative Medicine would be an asset.

Interested physicians must be eligible for a full, unrestricted license in Alberta and hold current CMPA coverage. Physicians with CCFP or FRCPC degrees will be given priority.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Medical Staff: Alberta Health Services has approved a mandatory Immunization of Workers for COVID-19 vaccine policy, effective immediately. In accordance with the Policy, all contractors and AHS employees, including medical and midwifery staff are required to befully immunizedagainst COVID-19 prior to their first day of practice.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.6
  • Department: Family Medicine
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Compensation: To be discussed with candidates that are offered an interview.
  • Posting Date: Apr 14, 2022
  • Closing Date: Jul 1, 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.