THE POSITION: Geriatrician (St. Joseph’s Hospital, Saint John NB)
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Saint John NB), Horizon Health Network, in beautiful Saint John, New Brunswick is looking for a Geriatrician to join our team! The Saint John area is a collection of vibrant coastal communities that offer a wonderful lifestyle near both the scenic Bay of Fundy and picturesque inland waterways. The area boasts excellent educational and cultural facilities.
This full-time clinical geriatrician will incorporate into a well-established Geriatric Medicine service. Our inpatient and outpatient services are well supported with administrative and nursing staff and access to SW/OT/PT services. This clinical geriatrician will be participating in regular outpatient clinics, and on a rotational basis with 4 other Geriatricians, will provide consultation service to Saint John Regional Hospital inpatients and consultation service to geriatric inpatient units at St Joseph's Hospital. The geriatrician will have access to our comprehensive range of geriatric inpatient services for their patients including a Geriatric Assessment Unit, Restorative Care Unit, and a Cognitive Assessment Unit. We work collaboratively with Geriatric Psychiatry, with the outpatient Senior’s Mental Health Service also located at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
We are affiliated with Dalhousie and Memorial University Medical Schools and our active teaching program sees many medical students and residents. The geriatrician will also contribute to academic and teaching components of our service with opportunities for collaborative research. After hours obligations are minimal, covering geriatric inpatient units approximately one week in twelve. This opportunity offers a wonderful lifestyle with excellent balance between inpatient and outpatient care in a well supported, team-based, community care setting. Our service is well established with experienced clinicians. This position would be a great opportunity for a new geriatrician to transition to practice.
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.
St. Joseph’s Hospital, located in the centre of the City of Saint John, is known as a Centre of Excellence for Geriatric Medicine. The hospital is also home to a thriving ambulatory Surgical Centre, a comprehensive Breast Health Program, women’s health services, various medical and surgical clinics, diagnostic/ therapeutic services, an Urgent Care Centre and the New Brunswick Eye and Tissue Bank.
HOURS OF WORK:
- Hours of work are normally provided between 0830hrs – 1630hrs Monday to Friday, unless otherwise agreed upon by the Service/Department Head.
- After-hours and weekend call coverage in coordination with members of the Department.
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.
§ Moving Expense Allowance with a Return of Service.
§ Candidates may be eligible for a Provincial Recruitment Incentive with a Return of Service Agreement.
EXPECTED START DATE:
· Early 2021 – exact date TBD
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:
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 harbour 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.
- A medical degree is required.
- Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
- Preference will be given to those who hold or are eligible for certification in Geriatric Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada00.
- Proficiency in English is required. Bilingual skills would be considered an asset
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-building skills.
- Good attendance and work record.
- Physically able to perform assign duties.
- In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada.
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