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THE POSITION: Palliative Care Physician

Position description:
Horizon Health Network, Saint John area (Region 2), is actively seeking a 1.0 FTE long-term locum (10-12 months) Palliative Care Physician starting November 12, 2019. The physician shall provide home visit palliative care consults within the Greater Saint John area (includes coverage of neighbouring communities, spanning Sussex to St. Stephen, NB). A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required. The physician shall also provide care as the attending physician for patients admitted to our inpatient acute palliative medicine unit (9 bed unit), as well as palliative medicine acute care inpatient consults. Participation in the on-call schedule is proportional to FTE. Teaching and supervision of medical learners is integral to this role and requires appointment with Dalhousie University.

Horizon has an annual budget of approximately $1.1 billion and has more than 12,600 employees, 1,100 physicians and 5,200 volunteers, auxiliary and alumnae members, as well as 17 foundations and 18 auxiliary and alumnae organizations. Horizon ensures representation from urban and rural areas through a 15-member Board that consists of 7 appointed and 8 elected members of the public.

This is a Salaried position, remuneration is based on the New Brunswick Medical Pay Plan.  The current rates range between $230,074 to a maximum of $279,682 annually (excluding benefits and source deductions) based on qualifications and experience. On call remuneration is Fee-For-Service which is a direct compensation between the physician and Medicare New Brunswick.

You will be required to provide Medicare with history-only claims (shadow-billing) electronically. You will need to request a sessional shadow-billing account with Medicare.


A playground in Atlantic Canada surrounded by fresh waterways on one side and the ocean on the other.

With a community of Maritime and Acadian people whose rich friendly culture will include you.

To a community where families are able to raise their children in a safe, close-knit environment with a reasonable cost of living.

The Saint John area offers you a broad range of affordable housing options, from heritage properties to executive homes within the city and in nearby Kennebecasis Valley.  Saint John, a booming harbor city is Canada's oldest incorporated city (1785) and home to the country's oldest museum and farmers' market.  For spouses and families, there are excellent employment and educational prospects. The nearby towns and villages, such as St. Stephen, Sussex, and Grand Manan, provide a diverse selection of recreational and sport activities that appeal to all age groups.

All expressions of interest will be confidential. Please send a cover letter and your CV to Dr. Julia Wildish at or visit

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