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THE POSITION:  
Family Physician Opportunity – Upper River Valley – Woodstock region, New Brunswick
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Horizon Health Network, Upper River Valley Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, 11300 Rte 130, Waterville, NB E7P 1H1  is actively seeking two permanent full time family physicians with the rural Family Medicine team of the Upper River Valley Region in western New Brunswick. The successful applicants will have the responsibilities of office practice and in-patient care of their own practice patients.
The candidates will be required to follow the care of their patients upon admission to the Upper River Valley Hospital, will need to be in possession of adequate credentials to obtain medical staff hospital privileges, and are also encouraged to participate in the hospital's Emergency Medicine roster. Opportunities to practice Obstetrics and after hours inpatient call are also available to interested and qualified applicants

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
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (variable)
 
JOB DUTIES:  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:  REMUNERATION:
Remuneration is fee for services billings submitted directly to New Brunswick Medicare and licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.

INCENTIVES:   
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 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: TO APPLY/INFORMATION:
Applicants are invited to forward their CV along with three references to Denise Coulombe, Physician Recruitment Officer at Denise.Coulombe@horizonNB.ca
 

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