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Family physician – Shediac

The Department of Family Medicine is looking to recruit a full-time family physicien  The selected candidate undertakes to take on the care of the patients of the Shediac Regional Medical Centre during the weekends of on-call care coverage at the Dumont Hospital  and to have an office in the community and to participate in and offer primary care services. The choice of services to be assigned will be made according to predetermined priorities set by the departments of the Dr. Georges- L. Dumont University Hospital Centre based on patients health service needs.

This may also mean that the successful candidate may be asked to accept as patients some members of the community who currently lack a family physician and who, due to their medical needs and/or follow-up, are to be assigned to a physician on a priority basis. For the current position, the essential and immediate community needs are as follows: the physician must agree to take up to 75 newborns per year for the next three years.

The successful candidate will provide inpatients services and participate in the hospitalization program and on call. This position is mainly focused on community-based primary medical and preventive health care and may include the following areas: palliative, geriatric, emergency, obstetrical clinic, surgical on-call list, oncology and other.  The candidate is expected to participate in teaching medical students and residents.

Overview of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre—The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre (DGLDUHC), located in the heart of the City of Moncton, is the lead facility of the Beauséjour Zone (Kent and Southeastern New Brunswick region) of Vitalité Health Network.  This 302-bed hospital provides primary, specialized, and tertiary (more complex) care using cutting-edge technology. It has over 240 physicians, 2,000 employees and 315 volunteers. It provides services in both official languages. The DGLDUHC serves patients from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. The DGLDUHC is a provincial referral centre for its highly specialized services. As a teaching and research hospital, it maintains close ties with a number of the country’s universities and colleges.

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

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.  However, remuneration for hospital and emergency services
is based on a sessional model with a fixed hourly rate.

• 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 its 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:
• Knowledge of French and English, written and spoken, is required.
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


This position is eligible for the Family Medicine New Brunswick group practice model. The decision to choose FMNB is up to the successful physician applicant. The FMNB affiliation means that the physician would work in a group with other doctors – either an existing Group of doctors or one they would like to form with other physicians – and receive a blended payment model, based on capitation and fee-for-service. They would also receive assistance in setting up their practice in the local area, be provided with the Provincial EMR at no cost, and be able to bill for services like phone calls with patients. More details can be found at The process for application for this position, including credentials and privileges, remain with the Regional Health Authority as described in this posting. For more information about the status of FMNB Groups in this area, email<> .

The Greater Moncton area has a population of over 138,000. The city is ranked among the best Canadian cities with respect to quality of community life. It also appears on the list of top 10 most affordable cities in North America, the only one in Canada. The Moncton region is teeming with educational, cultural and recreational opportunities, including easy access to beaches on the temperate waters of the Northumberland Strait and the picturesque Bay of Fundy. An officially bilingual city, it offers training opportunities in both official languages. Visit the city's website at
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