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 includes outpatient, acute, long term care, and emergency on-call.

Candidates require recent and relevant experience in all scopes of practice to be performed. A successful candidate will be responsible for after-hours inpatient care.

This position requires a successful candidate to additionally provide Antenatal Care only, local anesthesia and geriatric experience preferred.

About the Community of Castor:

Additional Notes About Castor

A great opportunity to investigate life as a physician in rural Alberta. Come and enjoy our family oriented community, while you enhance your diagnostic and clinical practice. Castor offers a lucrative opportunity for you and your family. Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital and Covenant Health offer excellent opportunities to develop your career.

Castor- Physician Recruitment video on Youtube.

Castor is located in east-central Alberta, approximately 90 minutes east of Red Deer and 50 minutes from Drumheller and the majestic Canadian Badlands. Castor serves a thriving agricultural sector and prides itself in providing a high quality of life supported by well-maintained facilities, social events and entertainment. From Little Theatre to recreational hockey to celebrations like Winterfest and the Annual Fair, there’s something here for everyone. Castor’s 935 residents make full use of the arena, 9-hole golf course, curling rink, tennis courts, swimming pool and parks. The quality of K-12 education is also first-rate, as proven by the number of Castor's students who have received provincial recognition for their educational achievements.

Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 3 hrs
To Calgary: 3.75 hrs
To Red Deer: 2.25 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 8 hrs
To Lethbridge: 4.25 hrs
To Medicine Hat: 4.25 hrs

Link to Community Map: Click here to view our community on a map Qualifications:

All physicians who wish to practice in Alberta must hold a valid and relevant license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, or a valid and relevant Notification of Eligibility Letter from the CPSA.

This position requires recent emergency experience and on-call coverage.

Required Courses:

- Advanced Cardiovasular Life Support (ACLS)

- Recent experience (within the last 24 months) of independent Family Medicine practice where the physician has been the Most Responsible Physician for a wide range of Family Medicine patients.

Desired Courses:

- Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)


Fee for Service

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $22739.44 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 21.12% 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.

Recruiter Contact:

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Aspden Email

Company Operating Name: Alberta Health Services
Business Address: 43 Michener Bend
City: Red Deer
Province/ Territory: Alberta

29 May 2018
Location: Canada Alberta Castor
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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