The Chaleur Regional Hospital, in Bathurst, New Brunswick, is recruiting a full-time Family Physician. The Department of Family Medicine has approximately 90 family physicians and provides services to a population of approximately 75,000 people. The candidate will work in various contexts of community and hospital care. He or she will open an office in the community and provide primary care services. In addition, he or she will provide services to patients hospitalized and will participate in the hospitalization program according to the needs determined by the Head of the Department of Family Medicine. This position is primarily focused on primary health care and preventive health services in community and may include palliative care, geriatrics, obstetrics, and emergency shifts.
Overview of The Chaleur Regional Hospital – The Chaleur Regional Hospital with it’s 215 beds, provides a wide range of primary care services, as well as Regional specialized secondary care, including most of all the major surgical services. With a workforce of approximately 90 family physicians and 62 specialists, the Chaleur Regional Hospital is an authorized partner of the Family Medicine Francophone Program of the University of Sherbrooke and of the Nursing Program of at the University of Moncton and the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
The Chaleur Regional Hospital is undergoing major renovations valued approximately at 200 million dollars. The five-storey building with a total area of approximately 11,507 square meters will have major renovations done to patient rooms, add new birthing rooms, as well as dialysis, outpatient, oncology, pediatric and administrative services. A new intensive care unit officially opened in January 2014. The unit, which covers 1,431 square metres (15,900 square feet), can accommodate 10 intensive care patients as well as five step-down patients. It represents an investment of $13.4 million. The facilities are ultramodern, with more spacious patient rooms and dedicated observation stations. This unit is an important addition to the delivery of critical care for patients in the region.
Overview of the Regional Health Authority – Vitalité Health Network is one of the two Regional Health Authorities in New Brunswick. The Network is the only Francophone managed organization of its kind in the country and provides services in nearly 70 sites and points of service throughout four health zones, covering all of the northern region and part of the southeastern region of the province. Services and care are provided in the official languages chosen by the patient and are available at home, in the community, or in a facility, according to needs. The range of services includes disease prevention and health promotion, treatment of illness, rehabilitation, home care, and palliative care. Additional services provided by hospital facilities include public health, community mental health, addiction, community health centres, the Extra-Mural Program, and veterans' centres. The Network is also active in the training and research, which helps to keep the staff’s skills up to date and plan for succession. For more information, visit the Network’s website at www.vitalitenb.ca.
This position involves clinical work in the provision of general medical care of patients. The work involves responsibility for performing medical care in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and may require close cooperation with various health care professionals. Work is performed with opportunity for independent judgment and action, and is reviewed by the physician’s Clinical Department Head / Chief of Service / Program Director in which the physician works. Review of the work may also be supervised by the Local and Regional Chiefs of Staff and the zone’s Medical Director of the Regional Health Authority (RHA). The physician works in accordance of the RHA Bylaws.
Standard remuneration is fee-for-service billing, which is a form of direct compensation between the physician and Medicare of New Brunswick.
• Diploma of a recognized Medical School and graduate studies in the field of family medicine
• Must have the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) certification or it’s equivalent
• Must be eligible for a Medical License issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick. To communicate with the College, visit its Web site at the following address: Https://www.cpsnb.org
• Knowledge of French and English, written and spoken, is required.
EXPECTED START DATE:
As soon as possible
• Possibility of a location and/or a business grant. Eligibility to be determined by the Department of Health (return of service required)
• Moving Expense Allowance
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:
The City of Bathurst is located in Northern New Brunswick, and is at the estuary of the Nepisiguit River. Hospital, concert halls, museums, schools, shopping centers and hotels are among the services offered.
Situated on beautiful Chaleur Bay, Bathurst is a bustling hub of urban adventure framed by the natural saltwater beach and nearby Daly Point Nature Reserve. Come see our local vendors and their products at the Farmers Market, play at Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club or at Squire Green Golf & Country Club.
The K.C. Irving Centre is a beautiful sports arena facility located in Bathurst. The 3524 seat arena is home to the Acadie–Bathurst Titan, a hockey team of the QMJHL. It is also the host to many shows and events.
To learn more about Bathurst, visit the City’s website at www.bathurst.ca .