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    Kelly Allen-Pitchko

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    Alberta Health Services is currently seeking the on-going services of an independently licensed physician to provide surgical assistance services in all surgical disciplines at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

    The recruit will be required to:

    Provide surgical assistance for elective surgery in all disciplines as needed. The elective work load is shared with two existing dedicated surgical assistants. Assisting opportunities during elective surgeries will be shared equitably among the three positions. The successful applicant may provide up to one third of assisting requirements, or less if negotiated with the existing assistants, with the final distribution of work to be determined by the SE Zone Surgery Department Co Head. The FTE of 1.0 is not to be understood to mean that the assistant will be working every day. When there are service reductions due to holidays or other conditions, available work will be shared equitably among the full time.
    Contribute to the on call roster for surgical assisting nights and weekends. On call duties shall be shared equitably among the assistants. On-call is expected to be 1:3.

    Obtain and maintain AHS Medical Staff Appointment and appropriate privileges to provide services. Provide call support (1:3) as per AHS’s call schedules and expectations for the practices in the Zone or as may otherwise be established or directed by an appropriate Medical Leader including full-time participation in the on-call schedule for Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (MHRH).
    Reside in and have as primary residence, the community of Medicine Hat.
    Abide by the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws, the AHS Medical Staff Rules and AHS policies.
    Work collaboratively within the appropriate Clinical Department, MHRH.
    Participate in quality improvement programs and initiatives undertaken within the appropreiate Zone Clinical Departmentat the MHRH, including (without limitation) achievement of certain performance indicators as determined by AHS, exercising its discretion reasonably.
    Proof of full immunization against COVID-19 as per AHS Policy #1189 IMMUNIZATION OF WORKERS FOR COVID-19.

    Must be Eligible for Surgical Assistant (SA) Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

    Additional Desired Competencies:
    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

    Additional Information
    Position Classification: Full-time
    FTE: 1
    Department: Surgery
    Specialty: Surgical Assistant
    Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
    Sponsorship Eligible: Yes
    Compensation: This position is compensated as Fee For Service. Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Incentives: Several benefits are available to physicians through the AMA. To receive these benefits, physicians must be members of the AMA or pay a non-member administration fee.
    Community Info: Medicine Hat is a city of 65,000 + with a drawing population of 110,000 + and is known as the sunniest city in Canada. Medicine Hat is an excellent family community with good schools, and a community college. There is a wide range of cultural and recreational facilities in the area. The community offers a good quality of life and substantial advantages for a rewarding career and a great family life. http://www.medicinehat.ca http://www.mhc.ab.ca Travel Time: To Edmonton: approx. 6 hrs To Calgary: approx. 3 hrs To Red Deer: approx 4.5 hrs To Lethbridge: approx 1.5 hrs **Thank you for your interest in the position of Surgical Assistant at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital in Medicine Hat. Please apply through DoctorJobs. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted** Nicole Ashman, Planner-Physician Resources Email: Nicole.Ashman@ahs.ca
    Posting Date: Apr 5, 2022

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