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Family Physician - group applications wanted! (Primary Health Care contract)

Fort Qu'Appelle, SK

Job Description
Job Description
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) invites group applications for a rural Family Medicine practice in the town of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. South East 6 Primary Health Care Network seeks a group of 2-4 likeminded physicians interested in setting up a team practice. A keen interest in Indigenous health is a must! Individual applications are also welcome.

South East 6 Primary Health Care Network provides core and rotational services to Fort Qu'Appelle, Balcarres, Lestock and Raymore. Based out of the Fort Qu'Appelle Primary Health Care Centre, the physicians collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team in providing primary health care services to the community of 2500 (increased population in summer months), surrounding rural municipalities, and the File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council communities.

Position details and responsibilities include:
  • Provide high-quality, evidence-based, full-spectrum care to a diverse patient population
  • Challenge yourself professionally with a truly generalist practice - your clinics will be a satisfying mix of:
  • Walk-in/urgent care visits in settings with x-ray and lab support
  • Complete care of patients with chronic and complex medical conditions supported by both interdisciplinary care providers and adequate time to address
  • Patients at all ages and stages - from well newborn visits through to end-of-life care
  • Promote and expand primary health care with a focus on delivery of a continuum of comprehensive and coordinated services responsive to community needs
  • Develop areas of expertise through supported learning and collaborative relationships with specialists in infectious diseases, nephrology, and palliative care
  • Collaborate closely with allied healthcare providers to provide optimal cradle-to-grave care including home care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietician, mental health therapy, and traditional knowledge keepers
  • Organize and document excellent patient care through effective and efficient use of EMR (Telus MedAccess)
  • Provide emergency care on call in a busy and exciting (and newly renovated!) rural emergency room:
  • Proximity to a wide range of both summer and winter recreational facilities mean a variety of interesting presentations
  • Proximity to tertiary care (45 minutes by road and 25 minutes by STARS helicopter) facilitates rapid disposition of complex or unstable patients
  • An experienced nursing complement supportive of new physicians
  • Have your say in healthcare planning and system improvements via regular clinic, hospital advisory and Practitioner Advisory Committee meetings
  • Be supported in reflective practice with regular continuing medical education both in protected personal time away and as provided through hospital-organized courses
  • Participate in the education, supervision, and evaluation of medical learners of all stages
  • The Community:
    Fort Qu'Appelle is a thriving, affordable, culturally diverse community set in the heart of picturesque lake country. Host to an abundance of cultural, music, arts and sporting activities, the community satisfies a fulfilling lifestyle and work-life balance. Hockey, figure skating, lacrosse, golf, baseball, soccer, pickle ball, tennis, downhill and cross-country skiing, are all easily accessible within the community. For hot summer days, enjoy fishing, boating, waterskiing, or playing in the splash park and campground. A tourism destination, the community offers a broad-range of retail, government and healthcare services and is a short 45-minute drive to Regina. For more information on our great town and province, please visit and .

    South East 6 Primary Health Care Network provides a variety of core and rotational services including: Public Health nursing, Mental Health & Addictions, Physical & Occupational therapies, Diabetes education, Home care, Dietitian services, lab, x-ray, Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery.
  • South East 6 Primary Health Care Network also supports the long-term care facilities in the network with over 80 permanent residents. These facilities also provide respite care and adult day care.
  • The All Nations Healing Hospital provides a wide range of fully integrated services including: 24 hour acute, palliative, emergency, laboratory, radiology and visiting specialist services, a Women's Health Centre, CRI clinics, expanded maternal/child health care, and access to ultrasound and Telehealth services.
  • A wide range of preventative, health promotion and cultural services are provided through the First Nation's Health Services and the White Raven Healing Center (located within the facility).
  • The Saskatchewan Health Authority: The SHA is the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 44,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely healthcare. We are driven by the commitment to improve frontline patient care for Saskatchewan people, and we are working together to better coordinate health services across the province to ensure that patients receive high quality, timely healthcare, wherever they live in Saskatchewan. The SHA supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients and welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. Job Qualifications
  • Certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) (or be eligible for).
  • Provisional or regular license to practice in Saskatchewan (or be eligible for).
  • ACLS certification.
  • An understanding of traditional medicine and cultural practices and ability to collaborate with Traditional Knowledge Keeper to meet client care needs.
  • Willingness and ability to participate in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education programs of the Department of Family Medicine in the Regina Area.
  • A team player, able to interact effectively with patients, colleagues, staff and management, and function well in a high volume environment with a commitment to provision of high quality patient and family centered care.
  • In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
  • Additional Information
    Primary Work Location: Fort Qu'Appelle Primary Health Care Centre, 178 Boundary Ave N., Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
    Terms: Fulltime Permanent (8 hours/day plus ER call per rotation)
    Incentives: Where eligible and per program details, including but not limited to:
  • Family Physician Comprehensive Care Program (FPCCP)
  • Rural Physician Incentive Program (RPIP)
  • SMA Programs, Bursaries and Grants
  • Language of Work: English

    For Information or to apply:
    Richelle Jones, Saskatchewan Health Authority
    Phone: 306-842-8202

    The start date for this position is negotiable. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

    If extraordinary work and outstanding lifestyle are a priority for you, we look forward to hearing from you!
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