Multiple part- or full-time vacancies, permanent or locum, obstetrics optional.
We are seeking candidates for the position of family physician. Candidates will be able to develop a practice that includes their area of professional interest, with an expectation to do some amount of minor emergency/walk-in care on site.
Qualifications, candidates will hold certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. They will have CMPA insurance coverage and have staff membership in SHR. Candidates will have a licence to practice medicine in Saskatchewan.
Lakeside Medical Clinic has been providing primary care to residents of Saskatoon and surrounding area since 1981. We see family medicine clients for booked appointment, as well as non-booked urgent care visits for clients who cannot see their family physician in a timely fashion, or clients who do not have a family physician. Our urgent care services are open seven days a week, 362 days a year, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., weekends and holidays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For decades one of the largest clinics in Saskatchewan, Lakeside has just moved into a new purpose-built medical facility in Saskatoon located within Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. We are equipped with 32 offices, 68 examination rooms, two procedure rooms, along with spacious, well-lit waiting rooms and ample free parking for staff and patients. Our medical center is complemented with a pharmacy, medical imaging, physiotherapy, bracing/orthotists, dentistry, optometry on the premises, with more medical services planned. We are located minutes away from lab services, and are adjacent to College Drive, a few minutes from Royal University Hospital and the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. Our family medicine facility will boast 32 physician offices, 68 examination rooms, two large procedure rooms, spacious staff room and conference rooms which are multi-media equipped.
Our urgent care facility will be separate but attached, with 10 examination rooms, two treatment rooms, and a physician lounge and dictation area with six workstations. Our urgent care facility is always staffed with teams of three to four physicians working together in a fun, collegial and supportive environment. Urgent care offers ample opportunity to grow a new practice and maintain a great variety of clients as well as opportunity to use acute care clinical skills. Our new location will have electrified free parking and a separate private physician/staff entrance.
Lakeside Medical Clinic maintains a reputation as a destination for patients, staff, and physicians, and boasts a large group of 27 physicians, who support one another with a wide range of professional interests and several decades of experience. Lakeside is always very well equipped, with state-of-the-art furnishings, medical equipment, and well-maintained IT services, including Accuro EMR with home access for all physicians. Our experienced clinic manager maintains a large and well-trained support staff which allows our physicians to work efficiently and on-time, to maximize the quality and quantity of patient care, as well as physician earning potential. We engage in group CME events and social events to maintain our reputation as a great employer and we welcome newcomers to the Lakeside “family.”
Our large physician group also provides coverage for our clients while we are away for vacation, CME, or illness via our seven days a week urgent care facility. This allows our physicians greater freedom to plan their time away from the clinic much more freely, without the need to hire locums during vacations. All our physicians participate in the urgent care clinic (always a three or four physician team for every shift).
Our family medicine clinic is equipped for physicians to provide additional services including insurance medicals, aviation and RCMP medicals, sports medicine, “no-scalpel” vasectomies, infant circumcisions, IUD insertions and more.
We have done everything possible to protect our physicians’ ability to provide medical service and earn income during the pandemic. We are aggressively screening our clients for COVID risk factors and can boast that we did not close our doors or stop providing service at all due to the pandemic. We continue to vigilantly provide a safe workplace for physician and non-physician staff, including providing the infrastructure to provide virtual care to our clients, and providing our physicians the ability to do virtual care from their homes if they need to quarantine due to illness or contact to COVID-19.
Furthermore, the Saskatchewan Medical Association has just finished negotiating a new contract with the Government of Saskatchewan that will result in a 4.5% increase in fees paid to family physicians in 2021, followed by a 5.5% increase in 2022. Now is a great time to pursue family medicine practice in Saskatchewan!
Contact us for more information on opportunities at Lakeside Medical Clinic.