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ZONE: Zone 6 - Acadie-Bathurst
FACILITY: Chaleur Regional Hospital
DEPARTMENT: Local Surgery Department/Local Orthopedics Division
STATUS: Permanent full-time
ANTICIPATED START DATE: As soon as possible
HOURS OF WORK:
Based on the agreement set by the department head / service chief
Reporting to the Head of the Local Orthopedics Division and the Medical Director for the sector, the orthopedic surgeon studies, diagnoses and treats illnesses and disorders of the locomotor system.
The orthopedic surgeon treats patients from birth to an advanced age for the full range of musculoskeletal lesions and illnesses. Patients may present problems affecting any anatomical element related to the skeleton, namely the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. This includes congenital disorders, traumatic lesions of the soft tissues and bones, and pathological processes such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, infections, tumours and metabolic bone illnesses.
The orthopedic surgeon uses medical, physical, rehabilitative and surgical therapeutic approaches to improve or re-establish musculoskeletal function and quality of life. The orthopedic surgeon manages the preoperative, perioperative and postoperative care of patients undergoing urgent and non-urgent surgical procedures. The orthopedic surgeon performs non-surgical interventions, namely for preventive and therapeutic purposes. Primary and secondary assessments as well as definitive surgical and non-surgical care for patients with traumatic lesions also fall within the orthopedic surgeon’s responsibilities.
The orthopedic surgeon also works with other health professionals to deliver diversified and comprehensive care to patients and their loved ones.
- Degree from a recognized medical school and residency leading to licensure in orthopedic surgery.
A recognized medical school is a school that meets the following criteria:
- Accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) (in the United States);
- Listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools with a note for Canada.
- Recognized certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in orthopedic surgery.
- Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick;
- Active member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association or equivalent liability insurance association;
- Member of the New Brunswick Medical Society;
- Privileges with Vitalité Health Network;
- Registration with New Brunswick Medicare;
- Experience (one to three years) considered an asset;
- Any other combination of training and experience deemed relevant and equivalent may be considered;
- Ability to communicate with colleagues, patients, families and visitors with tact and courtesy;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Physical ability to perform the assigned work;
- Good work history (performance and attendance);
- Adherence to professional ethical principles, the Network’s management philosophy, and organizational values;
- Compliance with the rules of confidentiality set by Vitalité Health Network.
Written and spoken competence in English and French is required.
- The remuneration is fee-for-service.
- Moving expenses allowance.
- This job is also posted on NBhealthjobs.
- For more information about Vitalite Health Network, please visit the Network’s website.
- For more information about the community, please visit the City of Bathurst's website.
- The above requirements may be verified through oral, written or practical tests during the selection process.
- Should there be no fully qualified applicants, this position will not necessarily be reposted. If you wish to be considered for this position and meet most of the requirements, you are encouraged to apply at this time.
- The employer reserves the right to shorten or extend temporary assignments for operational reasons.
- We thank all applicants. However, only those selected will be contacted.