CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1989 with the aim of helping people overcome the challenges of poverty and attain brighter futures. CUPS believes that the science of building brains and resiliency is essential to the work of helping adults and families achieve self-sufficiency and needs to be applied in all of their practice. Advocating at a systems level to reduce barriers to services among CUPS target population is also critical to how CUPS works that assists adults and families in Calgary living with the adversity of poverty and traumatic events to become self-sufficient.
CUPS is seeking an immediate Pediatrician at 0.4 FTE.
This individual is an experienced Pediatrician with a strong knowledge base surrounding birth into early childhood. CUPS Pediatricians provide care with the health of infants and children and will specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of ailments specific to young infants and children and track their patients’ growth while in CUPS programming, including treating day-to-day illnesses that are common to children—minor injuries, infectious diseases, and immunizations. Promotes primary health in collaboration with other health care workers within CUPS Women’s Health (Nurse Practitioners, RN, LPN, Specialists) as well as partnering programs such as Family Centre and CUPS Women’s Health Advocate. CUPS Pediatricians work closely with parents or care givers in conversations with with parents about proper health and preventative care.
As a member of our Women’s Health Team, you will play a key role in the care of our children that are in CUPS current programming and in collaboration with the Health Team. The coordination between the Women’s Health Team members is essential including collaboration with primary care providers, addiction counsellor, mental health, social work, Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, NICU, etc. as many of our patients have complex medical and social circumstances. The Pediatrician will also play a key advocacy role for vulnerable children and families in Calgary and work closely with our community partners to impact improvements in maternal and well-child care.
The essential functions and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) gaining a strong working knowledge of CUPS, including a clear understanding of its five year strategic plan as well its history and evolution as a leader in the social sector. Diagnoses and treatments of patient’s illnesses and conditions within medical specialty; orders appropriate screening and diagnostic investigations; interprets reports of investigations and analyzes information to monitor progress and plan treatment. As part of the multidisciplinary team, develops and implements treatment plans. This individual may also participate in formal and informal health teaching to medical learners and health team members in the areas of preventative health and public health as it relates to prenatal care.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
- The successful candidate will hold a Medical Doctor (MD) degree and be in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. The candidate will hold a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Pediatrics.
- Knowledge of community resources connected to the provision of health promotion and illness prevention related services.
- An engaged team player capable of interacting professionally with multi-disciplinary health care staff at CUPS with a positive and collaborative attitude.
- Excellent written, communication, organizational and time management skills with the ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision but within the guidelines of the position.
- Ability to work efficiently, both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team and provides mentorship and teaching to team members including students.
- Flexibility and ability to adapt to change.
- Computer competency & experience with an electronic medical record is necessary.
- Experience and understanding in working with CUPS population
Compensation: This is a contract position with hourly compensation rate under the CUPS Clinical Alternate Relationship Plan (ARP), Alberta Health
1001 10 Ave SW
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.