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Salaried Hospitalist Physician Opportunity
Waterville, New Brunswick

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Horizon Health Network seeks a salaried full-time hospitalist physician for the Upper River Valley Hospital in Waterville, New Brunswick.  The successful candidate will share equitable evening and weekend call responsibilities with the team of hospitalist physicians.  Experience in hospital based medicine would be an asset but is not required.
 
The physician will provide medical care to hospitalized patients in a multidisciplinary health care environment. Comprehensive plan of care including optimizing admission orders, ordering treatment and investigative modalities, and discharge planning are part of the day to day workday. You would be joining a vibrant collegial team who love the work they do - and although your work day will be up to you to prioritize, the team supports one another with challenging cases and interesting medicine.

EMPLOYER:
Horizon Health Network (www.horizonnb.ca) is the largest regional health authority in New Brunswick and the second-largest health authority in Atlantic Canada, operating 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices providing medical services ranging from acute care to community based health services to New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. With 1,000 physicians, an annual budget exceeding $1 billion and approximately 13,000 employees, Horizon Health Network’s strategic vision focuses on research, innovation and education.
 
The Upper River Valley Hospital is considered a rural hospital with some surgical services on site.  With 47 beds and a 5-bed concentrated care unit, URVH serves a catchment population of approximately 45,000.  It is also a training site for the Dalhousie University Family Medicine Program. 
 
HOURS OF WORK
Weekdays as well as weekend, holiday or after hours responsibilities (typical requirement is one night per week, and one weekend per month).
 
JOB DUTIES:
  • Comprehensive medical care of hospitalized patients, who have no local family physician or whose family physician does not have privileges at URVH, to include discharge patient instructions and efficient completion of dictated discharge summaries to facilitate continuity of care with primary care physicians. Approximate total number of patients under one hospitalist’s care: is 15 patients.
  • Optimize efficient utilization of health care resources.
  • Organization of daily rounds to optimize care of acutely ill patients and timely patient discharge. 
  • Assist as required with any in-hospital medical emergencies when on site as part of the code team.
  • Accept admissions on an as-needed basis where there
  • is no receiving family physician with privileges
  • Use evidence-based rules of practice to ensure that standards of care are achieved.
  • Participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Health Authority’s mission, values and strategic directions.
  • In the interest of promoting public health, participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of treatment, education, counseling and health promotion programs and services for individuals, families and the community.
 Note:  These responsibilities are the basic and prime duties associated with this position; other related and allied duties may be assigned from time to time as may be necessary to the operation of Horizon Health Network.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Comply and keep up to date with CFPC CME annual requirements
  • Comply with the policies and procedures of the Department of Family Practice and the Hospitalist program.
  • Comply with the provisions of the Hospital Act, the Regional Health Authorities Act, the Medical Services Payment Act, and their regulations.
  • Comply with the Health Authority bylaws, rules and regulations, and policies and procedures.
  • Follow the Code of Ethics of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick 
REMUNERATION:
Remuneration based on provincial Medical Pay Plan.
 
INCENTIVES: 
Moving Expense Allowance.  

EXPECTED START DATE:
Immediately
 
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:
Situated west-centrally in New Brunswick is the Upper River Valley, a historic and cultural area that includes a number of vibrant towns and villages, including the Town of Woodstock, the Town of Hartland, Florenceville, Plaster Rock and the town of Perth-Andover, serving a catchment population of 45,000.  Area residents are warm, friendly and welcome newcomers with open arms. Work-life balance is easily achievable in the Upper River Valley. Its close proximity to the Upper St. John River Valley Trail and the Meduxnekeag and St. John rivers ensures that popular outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking and camping are never far away. Additionally, the Aroostook Valley Golf and Country Club, just down the road from Perth-Andover, features a fantastic international course that straddles Canada and the U.S. 

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must hold a valid license to practice medicine in the Province of New Brunswick
  • CCFP preferred
  • Must be a member in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
  • Must have current malpractice insurance from the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) appropriate to the category of practice.
  • ACLS preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Good attendance and work record.
  • Physically able to perform assigned duties.
 ** Horizon Health Network adheres to all privacy legislation and policies to ensure confidential patient, business, financial and employee information is disclosed only to those authorized to receive it for the purpose of fulfilling their job duties. **.
 
TO APPLY/INFORMATION:
Applicants are invited to forward their CV along with three references to Denise Coulombe, Physician Recruitment Advisor at Denise.Coulombe@horizonnb.ca and URV Area Privileging Advisor, Laurie-Ann Young laurieann.young@horizonnb.ca      

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