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THE POSITION: Geriatric Medicine (St. Joseph’s Hospital)
Position description:
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 temporary, 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 temporary position is 6 month- term Locum coverage for Maternity leave from November 2019 to May 2020.
This is an opportunity to join an established Department of Geriatric Medicine which consists of 12 fulltime 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.
EMPLOYER:
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 (130 Bayard Drive, Saint John, N.B. E2L 3L6), located in the center 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: JOB DUTIES:
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.





REMUNERATION:
Remuneration is by salary and benefits ranging from $253,058 to $279,682, plus on-call and after-hours care, per annum depending on qualifications and licensure. Included benefits - Paid vacation, pension plan, sick leave, special leave, subsidized professional fees and CME, etc. 
EXPECTED START DATE: ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:


Imagine…
A playground in Atlantic Canada surrounded by fresh waterways on one side and the ocean on the other.


Connect…
With a community of Maritime and Acadian people whose rich friendly culture will include you.


Belong…
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 harbor 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.

QUALIFICATIONS: GerTO APPLY/INFORMATION: 

Applicants are invited to visit www.NBHealthJobs.ca
 

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