Clinical and Surgical Assistant - #94705

Alberta Health Services

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Edmonton, AB
Contract type: Full time

Your Opportunity:

The Alberta Clinical and Surgical Assistant Program (ACSAP) provides International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with an alternate career path to become Clinical/Surgical Assistants. ACSAP programs put candidates through a six-month assessment and evaluation that, upon successful completion, can lead to a full-time and permanent acute care coverage role that addresses clinical and/or surgical coverage shortages. Acute Care Coverage is currently recruiting for multiple positions in the Edmonton Zone. Clinical Assistants are needed for surgery inpatient units, Family Medicine, Neurology, Thoracic, General Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Orthopedics and Psychiatry in the Edmonton Zone. Clinical Assistants will provide day and after-hours coverage. Clinical Assistants will be integrated into the current healthcare team, which includes fellows, NP’s, residents and clinical associates.


All clinical activities are performed under the supervision of the surgeon / physician lead and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team. Some of the clinical assistant responsibilities can include, but are not limited to, completing admissions, ordering and performing selected diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, assessing and responding to the patient’s medical needs as they arise and planning care throughout the patient’s hospitalization.

  • Classification: Clinical Assistant
  • Union: Exempt
  • Unit and Program: Acute Care Coverage
  • Primary Location: Edmonton
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 06-FEB-2024
  • Date Available: 18-DEC-2023
  • Temporary End Date: 30-JUN-2024
  • Hours per Shift: 10
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $24.04
  • Maximum Salary: $59.28
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Only International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who have submitted a complete application package to ACSAP and shared the applicable documentation according to the requirements listed on the program website are eligible to apply. Applicants must have one of: A current Limited Practice Register – Clinical Assistant license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, or A current active application with the Alberta Clinical and Surgical Assistant Program (ACSAP), or Be eligible to participate in the Alberta Clinical and Surgical Assistant Program (ACSAP) and have initiated the application process.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Process: Applicants with current Limited Practice Register – Clinical Assist license or active registration with ACSAP may apply to this posting with current CV, a Cover Letter referencing this specific recruitment number and Prescreen Letter. Applicants who have not previously applied to ACSAP, or who were previously denied due to an incomplete application, must: Follow the ACSAP application instructions as detailed at: Please note the following: 1. Cover Letters must include current contact information including preferred phone and email addresses, and must be signed and dated. 2. Applicants MUST have an English Language Test that will NOT expire* within 3 months of the closing date of this posting. If your test will expire within 3 months of the closing date and you want to remain on the potential applicant list, you MUST provide proof of registration in a new English language Test that will take place in the next 3 months. *An expired English Language Test means that it is no longer current within 24 months as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants with recent experience in the clinical management of critically ill adult patients and experience in the Canadian health system are preferred. Preference will be given to individuals with surgery training in Canada.

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