General / Family Practitioner in Ponoka, Alberta

A rehabilitation physician or generalist physician with an interest in rehabilitation medicine would be an ideal candidate to fill this position. The Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury is a unique, publicly-funded comprehensive rehabilitation program that offers longer-term rehabilitation to survivors of severe traumatic or other acquired brain injury. The program uses an interdisciplinary team approach to rehabilitation with the physicians as nominal team leaders. In addition to rehabilitation team leadership responsibilities, the physician serves as the admitting doctor and is responsible for all day-to-day medical care as well as arranging appropriate follow-up, consultations, and investigations as required. Pre-admission assessment and screening is performed by the physicians and some travel would be required. There is some third-party work as patients are often involved in litigation, insurance claims, or other legal issues. Training and mentoring is provided. In addition to rehabilitation medicine skills, ACLS and recent familiarity with acute neurological problems would be an asset. Mental health experience and general medical skills would also be very helpful. The position is hospital-based and at present, there are no outpatient responsibilities. Hours of work are typically from 0830 to 1630. The Halvar Jonson Centre is co-located within the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury in Ponoka, Alberta and on-call responsibilities are shared with the Adult Psychiatry program and Seniors Mental Health program. While on call, the physician is responsible for all after hours admissions, walk-in psychiatric assessments, and medical problems within the 320 bed complex. Remuneration for regular duties is primarily fee for service with a small administrative stipend for contributing to the program management team. On-call work is fee for service with an additional generous on call stipend. On call accommodation is provided. The position currently reports to the Department Chief, Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury and by-laws governing hospital privileges are currently under revision. Alberta has recently re-organized the administrative structure for health services and the Halvar Jonson Centre is in the Central Zone, Alberta Health Services. Number of Physicians: 3.5Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (desired)CCFP (desired)Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaCommunity:The community of Ponoka boasts a vibrant, rural lifestyle in the heart of central Alberta. Nestled in the picturesque and lush Battle River Valley, Ponoka is still one of Alberta's ââ?¬Ë?best kept secrets'. The Town of Ponoka is home to some 6,500+ residents that enjoy the clean and scenic rural charms. Ponoka features many wonderful attractions and facilities. Ponoka provides family entertainment year round. Quality of lifestyle is a priority in Ponoka. This is supported and enhanced by the many recreational and cultural facilities - ice arena, curling rink, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, racquetball courts, ball diamonds, soccer pitches, horse shoe pitches, a bowling alley, fitness centres, parks and picnic areas, and top notch rodeo/equine facilities and events. Ponoka also has a bingo hall and a movie theatre. For the golfing enthusiasts, Ponoka boasts two top notch golf courses - Wolf Creek Golf Resort (27 holes) and the Ponoka Community Golf Club (18 holes). Hikers, joggers and bikers can enjoy the paved trail system along the beautiful Battle River Valley. J.J. Collett Natural Area is also just south of Ponoka and features 635 acres of rolling landscape with trails for orienteering, hiking and nature observation.Travel Time:To Edmonton: 1 hrsTo Calgary: 2 hrsTo Red Deer: .75 hrsTo Grande Prairie: 4.5 hrsTo Lethbridge: 4 hrsTo Medicine Hat: 4 hrsRecruiter Contact: For more information on this posting, please contact (click to respond). AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committedto attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.Listing originally posted at

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Category:  Medical  |  Address:  Ponoka Alberta

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