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General / Family Practitioner

General / Family Practitioner
Full Time Practice
High Prairie
High Prairie Medical Clinic
Open until a suitable candidate is found


On Call Stipend

GP on Call: Yes
Physicians are remunerated for being on call in the Emergency Room.
The rate is $23.11 an hour and is paid for a total of 14 hours on weekdays from 5 pm to 7am and 24 hours a day on weekends and statutory holidays. Frequency of on call shifts vary by community.

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Incentives:

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside in this community of $23,616.10 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 22.48% 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 $4,400 and $11,000 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 $2,500 annual allotment which can be carried forward for up to three years.

Parental Leave Program - provides $1,000 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.

Clinic Name: High Prairie Medical Clinic
Clinic Type: Group Practice
Practice Description:
Hospital, ER and Clinic
Number of Physicians: 8
Clinic Hours: varies

Qualifications & Experience:

General Practitioner with previous experience in clinic, ER and inpatients, eligible to practice in Alberta

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (desired)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (desired)
  • Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) (desired)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) (desired)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) (desired)
  • CCFP (desired)

Additional Competencies:

  • Anaesthetics (desired)
  • Surgery (desired)
  • Emergency Room Experience (desired)

The Town of High Prairie is a thriving community of about 3000 people who enjoy the advantage of living in a modern urban community surrounded by golden prairie, lush forests and numerous lakes. High Prairie is only a 20 minute drive from Lesser Slave Lake, an ideal family holiday destination and one of Alberta's best recreational playgrounds.

High Prairie was incorporated as a village on April 6th, 1945. At that time the population was estimated at 600 persons. The census done in 2007 give High Prairie a population of 2836 persons. The first mayor of the Village was V. Maurice. High Prairie was incorporated as a Town on January 10, 1950, while L.A. Broughton was mayor.

High Prairie is governed by the Municipal Government Act. Six Councillors and a Mayor are elected at large and serve a three year term. The Town Council sets policy for municipal actions and standards in accordance with the Municipal Government Act.

High Prairie Profile Video

Travel Time:

To Edmonton: 4 hrs
To Calgary: 7 hrs
To Red Deer: 5.5 hrs
To Grande Prairie: 2 hrs

Hospital Name: High Prairie Hospital

No. of Inpatient Beds: 25
No. of Long Term Care Beds: 30

Hospital Statistics:

Deliveries: None
Emergency Room Visits: 16000 per year
Day Surgeries Performed: None

Available Specialty Services (full-time and part-time):
Orthopaedic surgeon has a pre-op clinic, full day of surgery and post-op clinic every second week.

A full time General Surgeon is on site that provides services including appendectomy, colonoscopy adn endoscopy procedures.

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site: No
If No, approximate travel to the nearest service: Pending in new hospital

Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site: No
Approximate travel to the nearest service: Pending in new hospital

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