Family Medicine Hospitalist, 22-FSCH-FAM-HCT-LOC-85b

FM Hospital Medicine
MED000171 Requisition #

Position Description:

Alberta Health Services are inviting Locum applications from Family Physicians to join the Department of Family Medicine in the Edmonton Zone.

Fort Saskatchewan Hospital Community Hospital (FSCH) is a 38-bed suburban hospital in the Edmonton Zone. The position is for a hospitalist at the FSCH in an acute care setting on the inpatient ward. The physician will be responsible for admitting patients after discussion with the ER doctor, diagnostic work up, treatment and discharge planning in the context of the allied health care team.  As we have two doctors on service per week the census is typically 16-20 patients. Additionally, newborn examinations are done to support the obstetrics program.

The physician role will be primarily clinical though they may have some educational requirements if a resident is on service that week.  The physician is expected to be on site Wednesday to Tuesday daily during their scheduled week to round on patients and complete any admissions as they occur.  The physician is expected to be accessible on call 24/7 during the week though this may be from offsite location.  They will also be expected to attend Rapid Rounds daily at 830 am from Monday to Friday.

Successful Candidates will have a functional knowledge of resources and challenges in Alberta’s primary health care system. This knowledge will be supported by the candidate having completed a two year Family Medicine Residency and by ongoing community Family Medicine services. Demonstration of experience in clinical research, medical publications and a commitment to medical learning and scholarly pursuit would be a strong asset for the applicant.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to teamwork and peer relationships. The successful candidate should be committed to fulfilling clinical and non-clinical duties as a representative of Family Medicine.

Interested, qualified persons should submit their curriculum vitae and the names of three references omn the Dr.Jobs website.

To apply, please forward a copy of your curriculum vitae and a letter of interest as well as the names of 3 references online through the posting.

Applications meeting the requirements outlined in this notice will be forwarded to the Search and Select Committee and will begin being reviewed immediately. The competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. 


The successful candidate must currently be certified with the College of Family Physicians of Canada and have medical licensure in the province of Alberta.

This position is NOT elgibile for AHS sponsorship of a College of Physcians and Surgeons Practice Readiness Assessment. 

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