December 16, 2015 • Written in Practicing Physicians 0 Comments

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One of the goals of RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta is to positively affect and influence attraction, recruitment, and retention in Alberta. To achieve this goal, RPAP offers multiple supports and programs for Primary Care Networks, and practicing physicians, in Alberta.

As part of RPAP’s commitment to collaboration, all members of Alberta’s PCNs can now access , Alberta’s provincial recruitment website. has many  features that will help make your recruitment easy and hassle free. You can access website as an employer, and post current or upcoming healthcare opportunities for physicians and other clinical posts cost free. The website also provides automated messaging to candidates, communication with applicants through employer dashboards, and the ability to manage posting status and eliminate garbage applications. Employers also have access to personalized stats for an at-a-glance look at their profile activity.  We invite you to have a look, or call us for a demonstration – one of our RPAP| Health Workforce for Alberta consultants will come to you.

PCN physicians (and NPs and PAs) in non-metro Alberta can also access customized, enhanced skills training, coordinated and funded by RPAP, to upgrade existing skills or gain new skills:

  • General Emergency Medical Skills (GEMS) is an online, multimedia emergency skill training experience with a hand-on simulation component, enabling rural physicians to upgrade emergency skills at work or at home. GEMS learning modules include:
    • Preparation for Transport
    • C-spine X-Ray and CT Head
    • Central Venous Access and Intraosseous Infusion
    • Shock Advanced Airway Management and Rapid Sequence Intubation
    • Emergency Thoracotomy
    • Injured Child
  • Practical Doc ( was formed in response to the ongoing need to provide practicing rural physicians with a place where they can access online skills, resources, and support. More than a clearinghouse for content, Practical Doc merges the needs of a physician who may be looking for information with the support that can be sometimes hard to find when working in a rural community. This is a free resource for physicians in Alberta.

Connect with members of RPAP’s team of Community Recruitment Consultants to learn more about how RPAP supports the attraction, recruitment, and retention of healthcare professionals in Alberta.They can be reached at

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