The Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst, New Brunswick is recruiting a full-time Ophthalmologist. The successful applicant will diagnose and treat diseases and disorders, prescribe medication and treatment, perform surgical procedures and act as a consultant to other physicians. He or she will need to have extensive Ophthalmology experience and manage a wide range of medical health conditions. The candidate is expected to participate in the teaching of students and residents in medicine.
Overview of The Chaleur Regional Hospital – The Chaleur Regional Hospital provides a wide range of primary services, secondary specialized and regional including most of all the major surgical services, with the With 215 beds, 90 family physicians and 62 specialists, it serves a population of 75,000 The Chaleur Regional Hospital is an authorize partner of the francophone program of Family Medicine of the University of Sherbrooke and of the program of Nursing at the University of Moncton and the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
The Chaleur Regional Hospital is under major renovations. The five-storey building with a total area of approximately 11,507 square meters will add new patient and birth 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 language 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 fields, 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.
HOURS OF WORK
• According to the agreement determined by the Service/Department Head
• After-hours and weekend calls are shared among all members of the Department.
This is professional medical work performed by certified specialists (those with a specialty certification as recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of NB). Duties are performed with considerable clinical independence in the diagnosis, care and treatment of medical disorders within the scope of the specialty in which they are practicing. Work is performed with independent judgment but findings and observations may be subject to supervision and assessment by the physician’s Clinical (Program) Department Head / Chief of Service / Program Director in which the physicians works. Review of work may also be supervised by the local and regional Chiefs of Staff and the zone’s Medical Director for the Regional Health Authority (RHA). The physician works within the accordance of the RHA Bylaws.
Standard remuneration is fee-for-service which is a direct compensation between the physician and Medicare of New Brunswick. No source deductions can be provided.
• Graduate from an approved school of medicine supplemented by post-graduate study in the area of specialization (Ophthalmology)
• The candidate must have his certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification (FRCPC)
• The candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick. https://www.cpsnb.org/
• Knowledge of French and English, spoken and written, are necessary
EXPECTED START DATE:
As soon as possible
• Possibility of a location grant depending of the eligibility set by the Department of Health (return of service applicable)
• Moving Expense Allowance
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:
Bathurst is the county seat for Gloucester County, 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 18 holes at Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club and 9 holes at Squire Green Golf & Country Club, or indulge in a urban spa.
The K.C. Irving Centre is an indoor arena located in Bathurst. The 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 .