Full Time Family Physician Position Now Available

Specialty: General / Family Practitioner

Type: Full Time Practice

City/Town: Vulcan

Location: Vulcan Medical Clinic, Vulcan Community Health Centre, Vulcan Extendicare

Position Starts: 2019-01-14

Posting will close on December 31, 2018 or sooner if suitable candidate is found.

Responsibilities/Duties:

Full time community family practice in busy Medical Clinic. Successful candidate will be able to use WOLF EMR to maintain medical records and monitor for preventative health maneuvers.

Provide Hospital and On-Call Support for the Vulcan Community Health Centre – ER and inpatients.

Long Term Care Patient care and Palliative Care at VCHC and Extendicare Vulcan.

Qualifications:

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

ACLS

ATLS

PALS (preferred)

Must be willing to work towards certification on use of Ultrasound in ER

Compensation:

Fee for Service

Provincial on-call stipend for Emergency shifts

County Expense Subsidy

Recruiter Contact:

Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to:

Bridget Mueller

Business Coordinator

Box 419

Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0

Phone: 403-485-2216 ext4

Fax: 403-485-2218               Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Excellence and Innovation

The physicians and staff at the Vulcan Medical Clinic are committed to excellence in patient care and clinical innovation. To quote Stephanie Crichton, Executive Director of Calgary Rural Primary Care Network (PCN), "The Vulcan Medical Clinic, through its physicians and allied health professional team, has been a leader in achieving these objectives. The Vulcan Medical Clinic has been early to adopt and succeed in our PCN's screening maneuvers and provincial evaluation metrics.”

The short animation “Clinic 23” provides a brief summary of the innovations undertaken at the Vulcan Medical Clinic.

 If you are interested in more information on the innovations implemented by the physicians and staff of the Vulcan Medical Clinic please download the Vulcan Electronic Medical Record Innovation report.

 Location, Location, Location

The Town of Vulcan conveniently located between the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge. More importantly, however, the Vulcan Medical Clinic is situated within the confines of the Vulcan Community Health Centre.  The Vulcan Community Health Centre is a multipurpose facility. This centre has both long-term (17) and acute care (8) beds and is running at a 95% to 110% capacity.  The physicians’ medical clinic, X-Ray department, laboratory services, physiotherapy, community health department, and a five bed emergency department are also located in the Health Centre. Having immediate access to all departments makes for a superb work environment and enhances job satisfaction.

Teamwork and Support

Partly because of our physical location but also as a commitment from our team, we have a great working relationship not only within our clinic, but with all of our Alberta Health Services partners located within the building.

Physicians’ Medical Practice

Your practice will be a general practice with extended skills to cover the hospital emergency room. Seventy percent of your time will be devoted to general practice, twenty five percent to hospital and emergency room, and five percent to long-term care patients.

One physician is required to be ‘on-call’ 24 hours per day – 7 days a week in order to keep all of these facilities open. Typically a physician working in our clinic is required to be on call 1 in 4. 

The medical clinic handles an average of 80 patients per day if there are four doctors available. The clinic normally has one physician designated as the “on-call” doctor. This physician treats walk-in patients as well as any patients requiring urgent care in the ER. 

You are not working in isolation. Physicians have excellent external support with immediate access to specialists. In addition, our emergency services are facilitated by RAAPID (Referral, Access, Advice, Placement, Information, and Designation), STARS air ambulance, and by the Emergency Medical Services provided by Alberta Health Service. The Vulcan Community Health Centre is well equipped to deal with most medical emergencies but we do not have an operating room nor do we do obstetrics.

Through the support of Alberta Health Services, Alberta Medical Association, the Town of Vulcan, and Vulcan County, we have a very low overhead structure for expenses.

If you are a physician looking for more detailed information on establishing a medical practice in Vulcan, please download the document FYI_VMC_Oct29_2018 or contact Bridget Mueller, Business Coordinator, Vulcan Medical Clinic, (403) 485-2216 ext 4, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation’s (VCH&WF) Health Centre Expansion Project

Vulcan County WellnessThe VCH&WF is raising funds to add an 800 square metre extension to the Vulcan Community Health Centre. The new wing will be the home of a 650 square metre medical clinic – enough office space, examining rooms, and equipment to accommodate up to 8 full-time physicians. This new space will make it easier and more efficient for physicians to work on any given day which, in turn, will increase patient access to their own family physician. 

In addition to increasing the space for the medical clinic (space that is designed to support 8 full-time physicians), the expansion project will allow for Rehabilitation Services and the Adult Day Support Programs to move from the basement to the main floor of the hospital. The Mental Health Department will have a dedicated area and the laboratory will be increased in size making it a much more functional area for staff. Public and Community Health Services will have significantly more room to work and the palliative care suite will be improved. 

Click on this link to learn more about the Vulcan Community Health Centre Expansion Project.

 

Latest News

Updated Expansion Plans

The Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation, in partnership with the Town of Vulcan and Vulcan County, is funding a major expansion and renovation project for the Vulcan Community Health Centre. Click on this link to check out the Vulcan Community Health Centre expansion and renovation plans.

Job Opportunities

Full Time, Family Physician Position

Specialty: General / Family Practitioner

Type: Full Time Practice

City/Town: Vulcan

Location: Vulcan Medical Clinic, Vulcan Community Health Centre, Vulcan Extendicare

Position Starts: 2019-01-14

Posting will close on December 31, 2018 or sooner if suitable candidate is found.

Click on this link for more information on this position.

Physicians Currently Associated with the Vulcan Medical Clinic

  • Dr. L. R. Wade - M.D., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P. (0.4FTE)
  • Dr. Sharlene Hudson – M.D., C.C.F.P. (0.4FTE)
  • Dr. Nelisiwe Mbambo –M.D., MBChB (1.0 FTE)
  • Dr. Charl Duvenage –M.D., C.C.F.P. (1.0 FTE)