Monday, 27 May 2019 08:52

Extended Team Health Clinic

Site Services & Specialties

Chronic disease 
Chronic pain
Senior care

Site Profile

Shared practice of 3 physicians

Compensation Type: Combination

Start Date: July 3, 2019

Additional Information:

Please visit the "Careers" section on our website or see the job description below.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. My contact information is below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Summary of Position

The Extended Health Team (EHT) physician is an integral member on the Extended Health Team comprised of specialists, family physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social worker, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, kinesiologist, dietitian and mental health consultants. Through a broad understanding of health and wellness, the EHT physician facilitates patients’ understanding of their conditions and treatments. The EHT physician works closely with EHT members and Medical Homes (family physicians and their teams) and links with community resources to assist patients with enhanced self-management of their chronic health conditions.

There are no “on call’ responsibilities associated with this position.

Key Responsibilities

Key aspects of the position may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Collaborative partnership with EHT, health home and specialty care
  • Support primary care referrals to assist health homes with complex patients
    • review patient’s medical history and physician’s question of referral
    • extensive general medical examination
    • review of prior medical records and investigations
    • discussions with prior health care providers as needed
    • elucidation of preliminary diagnoses
    • review of disabilities and management problems
    • determine if further investigations and consultations (both medical and non-medical) are required
    • provide phone consultation
    • perform home assessments as needed
    • develop individualized treatment plans for patients who are not progressing with the usual plans
    • model language and skills to support the needs of complex patients and those who care for them to help patients move forward
    • medication management as indicated – initiation & discontinuation, may involve triplicate prescriptions and working in conjunction with a pharmacist to optimize medication
    • work with patients on behavior change, meet them where they are at and walk with them on their journey forward
    • ability to explain biological, psychological & social factors in a holistic model that resonates with a patient’s experience of disease.
  • Provide mentorship to EHT members
    • work with health professionals of varying backgrounds and skill sets
    • actively support EHT goals and team members’ work with patients through individual consultation, rounds, and joint appointments
    • actively participate in quality improvement work and program development
    • leadership ability using common sense and influence to align team and service delivery within primary care and specialty care
  • A biopsychosocial approach is fundamental to primary care delivery by EHT
  • Support transition of patient care processes back to health home or other community services as required
  • Support development of linkages to specialty care services as needed whether medical or other community agencies.
  • Support the development of innovative primary care programs and ability to grow in an interdisciplinary team model
  • Support a shared care model with EHT members and the medical home versus a traditional consultation model
  • Support the reduction of gaps and duplication of services

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Ability to work independently
  • Leadership ability within a team
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, evolving environment
  • Ability to design, create and implement programs of service design
  • Motivational interviewing skills will be considered an asset
  • Group facilitation skills will be considered an asset
  • Good computer skills are required

Qualifications (Minimum Required)

Formal Education 

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the Province of Alberta
  • Certificate of the College of Family Physicians of Canada


  • Experience or formal training in chronic disease management/specialty area of interest (Rheumatology, GI, Chronic Pain, Senior Care) and/or team-based care considered an asset
  • Experience or interest in mental health or addictions and the role it plays in patients’ struggles with their health and function considered an asset

Working Conditions


Minimal (<30%)


Moderate (30%-70%)


Considerable (>70%)


Manual Handling Tasks (i.e. Lifting (more than 20 lbs), bending, carrying, pushing, pulling, twisting)



Use of Hands (i.e. keyboarding, the use of tools)



Work Restrictions (i.e. prolonged standing/sitting or walking)



Work Intensity (physical/mental fatigue i.e. concentration demands)



Physical Environment (i.e. exposure to weather conditions while traveling))



Dangerous Goods (i.e. handling of chemicals, fluids, syringes, waste, etc.)



Operation of Motorized Equipment (i.e. driving)



Additional Info

  • Contact: Cori Bryant (Program Manager - Extended Health Team)
  • Contact Phone: 403-671-0367
  • Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact Fax: 403-374-0354
  • Community: Calgary NW
  • City: Calgary
  • Opportunity Type: Associate - Part Time
  • Site Profile: PCN - Calgary Foothills, Scheduled Appointments, Shared Practice
  • EMR: Practice Solutions (PSS)
  • Site Services & Specialties: Mental Health, Shared Care Participation
  • Licensure Requirements: Licensure with the CPSA in general practice required