General Practitioner

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We are looking for a physician with training in Family Medicine who will practice in an office based Family Medicine clinic and local health facilities. This position requires a scope of practice that will include primary care, and inpatient support. Candidates require recent and relevant experience in the scope of practice to be performed.

About the Community of Wetaskiwin:

City of Wetaskiwin

Wetaskiwin is predicted to be one of Alberta’s fastest growing cities- With over 700 businesses, attractive housing prices and no municipal business tax it is easy to see why! Wetaskiwin is ideally situated just east of Alberta’s busy Highway 2 corridor, 45 minutes south of Edmonton and 60 minutes north of Red Deer. This location has transformed Wetaskiwin into a regional distribution centre. Wetaskiwin housing prices are typically 2/3 the cost of a similar home in Edmonton.This city has a population of over 12,000 residents and the physicians there support a Medical Service Area of over 45,000 individuals. The city enjoys a prosperous economic base of agriculture, oil and gas, tourism and manufacturing, as well as first-class education and an abundance of recreational and cultural amenities.


The recreation amenities in Wetaskiwin are highlighted by the Manluk Regional Aquatic Centre (opened in 2014), which features both a competition & leisure pool, two waterslides, a “Lazy River” ride, a hot tub, a steam room and one of only three “BoardRider” surfing attractions in western Canada. In addition, there are two hockey arenas, a curling rink, a football field with running track, numerous soccer fields, numerous baseball & softball fields, four tennis courts, two golf courses on the city boundary (plus seven more within a 35 minute drive), the finest disc golf facility in Alberta plus a 17 acre lake, with a 2.5 km hiking trail, inside the city.


Wetaskiwin’s cultural amenities include a very active arts & craft club which operates out of a city-owned Craft Centre, two art galleries and a theatre society which produces both plays and music concerts.


Tourism is a big part of Wetaskiwin’s economy. The world-class Reynolds-Alberta Museum, situated on 248 acres adjacent to the Wetaskiwin Regional Airport, has over 1,200 unique cars, trucks, farm machines, industrial equipment and aircraft in its collection. Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame, is contained in a separate building on the Reynolds-Alberta Museum site and in addition to an aircraft display, showcases the achievements of the over 200 inducted members. Alberta’s only paved NACAR racing oval is located a few kilometers NW of Wetaskiwin and is one of the stops on the cross-Canada NASCAR Canadian Tires Series auto racing series. The Wetaskiwin Rawhide Rodeo is Alberta’s second-largest amateur rodeo. The Alberta Central Railway Museum, located SE of Wetaskiwin, features an authentic CPR station and a collection of CPR rolling stock.

Local Airport

The Wetaskiwin Regional Airport (owned & operated by the City of Wetaskiwin), is currently the only Transport Canada certified airport in western Canada where an aircraft owner can purchase airside land, construct a hanger and get title to the property. All other airports require a long-term lease of airside land, on which it is much more difficult to finance any construction.

Travel Time:

To Edmonton International Airport: 0.5 hrs

To Edmonton: 0.75 hrs

To Red Deer: 1.0 hrs

To Calgary: 2.75 hrs

Additional Notes About Wetaskiwin

Wetaskiwin Hospital & Care Centre (Alberta Health Services Facility)

No. of Inpatient Beds: 70
No. of Long Term Care Beds: 100
No. of Surgical Beds: 6
No. of Coronary Care Beds: 3
No. of Intensive Care Beds: 3
No. of Labor & Delivery Beds: 8
No. of Day Surgery Beds: 12
No. of Operating Rooms: 2

Hospital Statistics:

Inpatient Admissions: 5 /Daily
Deliveries: 300 - 400 /Yearly
Emergency Room Visits: 35,000 /Yearly
Inpatient Operations Performed: 200 /Yearly
Day Surgeries Performed: 300 /Yearly

Available Specialty Services (full-time and part-time):
* Full time General Surgeon provides services
* Full time Pulmonologist available
* Full time Radiologist available
* Full time Obstetric and Gynecology
* CT Scanner in the Hospital.
* 24/7 Anaesthetic coverage
* Visiting specialities: Pediatrician, Cardiologist, ENT and Urologist.

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging
Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

Laboratory Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: Yes

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: No
Approximate travel to the nearest service: 50 min to Edmonton

Link to Community Map:

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Candidates must hold a valid and relevant license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

Required Competencies

  • Recent experience (within the last 12 months) of independent Family Medicine practice where the physician has been the Most Responsible Physician for a wide range of Family Medicine patients.
  • Previous inpatient experience
  • Applicant must also be able to provide proof of participation in relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs.


  • Experience within the past 24 months in an office based family medicine clinic
  • PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)
  • ACLS/Life Support Training within the previous 24 months is essential
  • NPR (Neonatal Resuscitation)


A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $4100.00 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 0.00% 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.

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.

Recruiter Contact:

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Mark John Alvero at e-mail [email protected]

Company Operating Name: Alberta Health Services
Business Address: 3rd Floor, 43 Michener Bend
City: Red Deer
Province/ Territory: Alberta
Postal Code: T4P 0H6

13 July 2020
Location: Canada Alberta Wetaskiwin
Salary: Excellent Remuneration and Benefits CAD per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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