POSITION DESCRIPTION: Geriatrician - Saint John, NB
Focused on patient and family-centered care, Horizon Health Network operates 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices throughout New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and northern Nova Scotia, providing medical services ranging from acute care to community-based health services.
Horizon invites applications for a full time Royal College Certified Geriatrician, or the equivalent. This specialist physician position will be located at the St. Joseph's Hospital, 130 Bayard Drive, Saint John, New Brunswick. The position will be available commencing early 2021 (exact date TBD).
This is an opportunity to join an established Department of Geriatric Medicine which consists of 14 full-time and part-time geriatricians and family doctors. This department is part of the Horizon Health Network which offers 23 areas of specialty medicine and surgery. Horizon Health Network is also supported by a vast array of research, education, health promotion activities and community partnerships. Dalhousie New Brunswick Medical Education Program is located adjacent to the Saint John Regional Hospital at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John.
Horizon has an annual budget of approximately $1.1 billion and has more than 12,600 employees, 1,100 physicians and 5,200 volunteers, auxiliary and alumnae members, as well as 17 foundations and 18 auxiliary and alumnae organizations. Horizon ensures representation from urban and rural areas through a 15-member Board that consists of 7 appointed and 8 elected members of the public.
St. Joseph’s Hospital, located in the centre of the City of Saint John, is known as a Centre of Excellence for Geriatric Medicine. The hospital is also home to a thriving ambulatory Surgical Centre, a comprehensive Breast Health Program, women’s health services, various medical and surgical clinics, diagnostic/ therapeutic services, an Urgent Care Centre and the New Brunswick Eye and Tissue Bank.
HOURS OF WORK:
- Hours of work are normally provided between 0830hrs – 1630hrs Monday to Friday, unless otherwise agreed upon by the Service/Department Head.
- After-hours and weekend call coverage in coordination with members of the Department.
As part of a multidisciplinary team, the successful applicant will be expected to participate in all aspects of the Geriatric Medicine service: ambulatory clinics, consultation service to Saint John Regional Hospital, community visits to patient homes and nursing homes in the Saint John area, and inpatient hospital care at St. Joseph's Hospital. The inpatient care at St. Joseph's Hospital consists of a 21 bed Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit, 21 bed Restorative Care Unit, 20 bed Cognitive Assessment and Management Unit and two 21 bed Transitional Care Units. Participation in teaching of medical students and residents is expected, and collaborative or individual research is encouraged. Candidates must be an MD eligible for New Brunswick licensure plus FRCPC or equivalent higher qualification in the specialty of Internal Medicine and sub-specialty of Geriatric Medicine.
Participation in teaching of medical students and residents is expected, and collaborative or individual research is encouraged.
This is a Salaried position, remuneration is based on the New Brunswick Medical Pay Plan. The current rates range between $230,074 to a maximum of $279,682 annually (excluding benefits and source deductions) based on qualifications and experience. On call remuneration is Fee-for-Service which is a direct compensation between the physician and Medicare New Brunswick.
Moving Expense Allowance with a Return of Service.
Candidates may be eligible for a Provincial Recruitment Incentive with a Return of Service Agreement.
EXPECTED START DATE:
· Early 2021 – exact date TBD
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:
A playground in Atlantic Canada surrounded by fresh waterways on one side and the ocean on the other.
With a community of Maritime and Acadian people whose rich friendly culture will include you.
To a community where families are able to raise their children in a safe, close-knit environment with a reasonable cost of living.
The Saint John area offers you a broad range of affordable housing options, from heritage properties to executive homes within the city and in nearby Kennebecasis Valley. Saint John, a booming harbour city is Canada's oldest incorporated city (1785) and home to the country's oldest museum and farmers' market. For spouses and families, there are excellent employment and educational prospects. The nearby towns and villages, such as St. Stephen, Sussex, and Grand Manan, provide a diverse selection of recreational and sport activities that appeal to all age groups.
- A medical degree is required.
- Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
- Certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is preferred, other equivalent qualifications will be considered.
- Proficiency in English is required. Bilingual skills would be considered an asset
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-building skills.
- Good attendance and work record.
- Physically able to perform assign duties.
- In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada.
Applicants are invited to email: Hope.Kelly@Horizonnb.ca