Rural Generalist Obstetrician Gynecologist - High River

Alberta Health Services
High River, Alberta, Canada
Fee for service. Approx. Average $300,000 - $500,000 CDN / 181,110 - 301,850 GBP
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Experience the Alberta Advantage with this opportunity to work as an Obstetrician & Gynecologist in High River, Alberta, Canada with Alberta Health Services (AHS); Canada's first and largest fully integrated provincial healthcare system, serving over 4.4 million Albertans.  Our goal is to build a provincial healthcare system that is high quality, sustainable, and accessible to all.

Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care to Albertans every day.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

There's a place for you here.

Enjoy the advantages of living in a community with a small town feel close to larger centres including the city of Calgary (30 minutes, 50 minutes to the international airport), Banff National Park (2 hours), and the USA border (less than 3 hours).  High River a wonderful gem with walkable, tree-lined streets.  Around town, painted murals highlight High River’s community heritage.  Like many Alberta communities, the agricultural history is ever-present, with annual festivals tipping their hats to the farm and ranch way of life – like the wagon rides and heavy-horse demos at Spring Seeding Weekend, or the summer’s Little Britches Parade and Rodeo.  High River is nestled in nature along the Highwood River and is a thriving community of 14,000+ with many amenities to offer to residents.  Find out more on the Town of High River’s website 


Together, we do amazing things every day.

Our Department of Rural Medicine, Calgary Zone is recruiting an experienced OB/GYN to join the medical staff at High River General Hospital.

This is a full-time position with a mix of community-based clinic and hospital work with on-call coverage to support the local maternity clinic providers.

The successful applicant must have strong OB/GYN surgical skills including operative laparoscopy experience and be comfortable operating without on-site backup of other surgical specialties in a Level 1 community hospital (High River is located close to Calgary with Level 2 and Level 3 care centres available to transfer patients).

  • No antepartum care required – consultant obstetrics only, providing backup for local family physicians and midwives who provide low risk obstetrical care.  Low risk antepartum care via the local clinic could be offered if there is an interest.
  • On-call 1 in 3 but taken from home (must reside within 30 minutes of the High River General Hospital).  Infrequent after-hours callouts (approximately 5-6 per month).
  • Gynecology access to 2 full OR days per month.

The successful applicant will need to establish and maintain a community-based practice within the town of High River or surrounding rural area.  The successful candidate may choose to operate their business by joining an existing practice or by opening their own practice.  This is the candidate’s business choice and will not be managed through the recruitment process.

Applicants must be a qualified medical doctor with specialist certification in obstetrics and gynecology; applicants must be eligible for independent practice through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA); for information regarding the accelerated route to licensure for UK Specialists, please refer to: Approved-Jurisdictions-for-Additional-Registration-Route.pdf (

Candidates must read, write and speak English.

The successful Candidate will have their specialty certification in obstetrics and gynecology; demonstrated the ability to work with and manage a multi-disciplinary team; superior interpersonal communication skills; and strong surgical skills including extensive laparoscopic skills and training.  Colposcopy accreditation and experience in Quality Assurance and Safety reviews required.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority and preference will be given to candidates who do not require a Practice Readiness Assessment or require only a Supervised Practice Assessment as part of the licensing process.

Please apply through Alberta Health Services' physician job board Doctor Jobs Alberta, requisition #MED00025P Generalist Obstetrician Gynecologist - High River - Doctor Jobs Careers (

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