Family Medicine Physician – Grande Prairie


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Family Medicine Physician – Grande Prairie

Family Medicine (Community/Primary Care)


1 day ago

Alberta Health Services – North Zone, is actively recruiting a Family Medicine Physician to establish afull-time practice in the community of Grande Prairie.

This position will provide services: In patient, Community Clinic & Long Term Care services.

Once chosen, the successful candidate may choose to operate their business by joining an existing practice or opening their own practice or joining an existing practice. This is the candidate’s independent business decision and will not be managed through the recruitment process.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Reside in and have as his/her primary residence within the community of Grande Prairie
  • Establish and maintain full time community-based practice within the community of Grande Prairie
    • Provide hospital care (rounding) for his/her admitted in-patients, low-risk obstetrics is optional
    • Participation on the call rota for unattached patients admitted to Long-Term Care/Continuing Care facilities in Grande Prairie

  • Obtain and maintain an AHS Medical Staff Appointment and appropriate privileges to provide the services
  • Abide by the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws, the AHS Medical Staff Rules and AHS policies
  • Participate in quality improvement programs and initiatives undertaken within the Department of Family Medicine;
  • Participate in relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs;
  • Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities; interest in leadership;
  • Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities, as assigned;
  • Work collaboratively with peers and care team colleagues in support of patient care

Community Information:

GRANDE PRAIRIE is located 450 km NW of Edmonton; about the same distance from Jasper National Park; offering the best of both worlds – big city amenities without losing the comfort of a small, safe community with close proximity to outstanding wilderness areas.

The City of Grande Prairie is an economically strong, culturally diverse large urban centre, with a population of about 76,000 and growing. There is a wide choice of recreation, education, shopping & entertainment opportunities. Grande Prairie is a full-service urban centre with a new Multiplex Recreational centre Eastlink Centre , community college Northwestern Polytechnic – Grande Prairie Regional College , numerous cultural events, alpine skiing Nitehawk Ski Hill , cross country skiing Nordic Ski mountain biking, camping, water sports, to name a few.

Public, 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. Enjoy winding park trails along the Bear Creek valley, taking walkers, joggers, bikers and roller blading through 15 km of well treed and maintained park lands. An Olympic-sized swimming pool, permanent indoor soccer arena, gymnastics centre, climbing wall facility and community fitness centres, indoor hockey arenas -including a brand new twin ice arena – offer children and adults a full choice of sports and recreational activities. 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 & productions for all ages. In addition to being 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.


Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 4.5 hrs


The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is a new “State-of-the-Art” 250 bed acute care facility with a busy emergency department, ICU, NICU and specialty services in OB/Gyn, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, urology, palliative care, pediatrics, and psychiatry; hosting over 10,000 discharges; including radiation therapy services, further increasing the capacity to provide services to the people of Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia – Virtual Tour – Grande Prairie Regional Hospital

Hospital Statistics (2022-23):

Deliveries: 1,459

Emergency Room Visits: 51,685

O.R. Procedures: 9,234

Radiology Services: Diagnostic Imaging Ultrasound Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Laboratory Hours of Operation: M-F 7-4:15, SS 10-2 Kidney Dialysis Unit

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site

Required Qualifications:

  • Current Alberta Practice Permit or valid CPSA Letter of Eligibility to practice in the advertised position (proof of to be included with application);
  • Recent and relevant experience (with the past 2 years) in all areas of practice required,
  • Rural Emergency Room Experience
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS);
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS);
  • Pediatric Life Support (PALS)

Desired Qualifications:

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and we thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to applicants who do not require or have completed the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Practice Ready Assessment (PRA); as well as applicants that are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.


Alberta Health Services hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous persons.

Additional Information

  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Family Medicine
  • Compensation: Fee for ServiceOn Call Stipend – Physicians are remunerated for being on callAlberta Medical AssociationAMA – Physician Support Programs
  • Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found

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