FM Care of the Elderly/Seniors Care; 23-GRH-FAM-COE-LOC-39

FM Care of the Elderly/Seniors Care
MED00025R Requisition #


Alberta Health Services, Department of Family Medicine, is inviting applications from Family Physicians with expertise in Geriatrics to join the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Geriatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Program in the Edmonton Zone. Applications by physicians trained in Medicine/Geriatrics will also be accepted.

The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is the largest freestanding tertiary rehabilitation center in Canada serving patients of all ages who require complex rehabilitation to enable them to participate in life to the fullest. As a leading-edge academic teaching hospital, the Glenrose participates in educational training programs for health sciences professionals and offers an array of research and technology development opportunities.

The successful candidates will join an integrated group of healthcare professionals on a casual locum basis. Geriatric patients with cognitive impairment are the focus of our service. Treatment includes an integration of medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, social work and pharmacotherapies. These patients have had acute physical, cognitive and social decline related to an acute event or illness or are suffering from neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. The responsibilities for successful individuals would include Clinical Rehabilitative Care for in­patients, working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, participating in an on call roster (average 1 in 10 second call), completing all administrative data related to care for patients while on service, and participating in regular meetings related to patient care and quality improvement. 

Edmonton Zone hospitals are affiliated with the University of Alberta, and serve as important training facilities for residents and students.  The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.

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. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. The competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Family Medicine, can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at  Details about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found at and

The successful applicants shall have a MD and certification in Family Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada or with the College of Family Physicians and have licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Training in Geriatrics and/or experience in the care of the elderly would be an asset. We offer Core Geriatrics training to anyone interested. A proven track record of collaboration and mentoring trainees is preferred. This individual will be encouraged to apply for a Clinical Faculty Appointment in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, which will be considered through a separate process with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

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