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THE POSITION: Emergency Medicine

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Horizon Health Network seeks an emergency medicine physician for the Upper River Valley Hospital in Waterville, NB.  This is an opportunity requiring CCFP (EM) certification or CCFP with a minimum of 2 years experience in Emergency Medicine. Remuneration is by sessional rate. This is an opportunity for a new graduate or a practicing physician who has maintained ER work as part of their practice.  The candidate will share responsibilities with full time and part time emergency physicians. In addition, the candidate must have current ATLS and ACLS and a willingness to participate in teaching, research, and administrative roles including monthly meetings.
 
EMPLOYER:
Horizon Health Network, www.horizonnb.ca, is the largest health-care organization 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 the newest hospital in New Brunswick. It has been designated as the first full service hospital in Canada to be recognized as a leader in energy and environmental design. The hospital provides services to the Town of Woodstock, Town of Hartland several villages and other surrounding communities. The community's economy is mainly based on natural resources and farming industries.
 
There are over 800 employees, 45 physicians and 115 volunteers who provide service in the Upper River Valley area facilities and services with an operating budget of approximately $67 million.

HOURS OF WORK:
§ Hours of work are a minimum of 29 hours per week or as required as per departmental needs.

JOB DUTIES:
§ Provide emergency-centered care to all age groups and genders presenting to the emergency room.
§ Collaborate with Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and other allied medical staff.
§ Participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Health Authority’s mission, values and strategic directions.

REMUNERATION:
• Remuneration is by a sessional rate arrangement as outlined in the New Brunswick Physicians’ Manual.  No source deductions can be provided.

INCENTIVES:
§ Moving Expense Allowance.

EXPECTED START DATE:
§ As soon as possible

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 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 that straddles Canada and the U.S.   
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
§ A medical degree is required.
§ ATLS and ACLS certification is required.
§ Candidates must be eligible for an unsupervised licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
§ Proficiency in English is required.  Bilingual skills would be considered an asset.
§ In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada.
§ Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-building skills.
§ Good attendance and work record.
§ Physically able to perform assign 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:
Applications may be sent (with CV along with three references) in confidence to Denise Coulombe, Physician Recruitment Officer: Denise.Coulombe@horizonnb.ca

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