Opportunities for family physicians

 

Opportunities for family physicians

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Are you a CCFP graduate interested in emergency department work in Southern New Brunswick? Combined rural family medicine and emergency medicine opportunities in the Saint John Area!

Whether you’re a lifetime New Brunswicker or a newcomer to Eastern Canada, you will love living here! The Saint John Area is situated in Southern New Brunswick on the Fundy Coast, with many kilometers of highways, hiking trails and pristine coastlines to explore.

Live in one of our communities:

  • The Sussex area (Sussex, Sussex Corner, Norton, Bloomfield, and more)
  • The Charlotte County area (St. Andrew’s By-The-Sea, St. Stephen, Blacks Harbour, and more)

Work with the nationally recognised Emergency Medicine Saint John (EMSJ) team. Thrive in our academic environment and experience the joys of rural emergency medicine. You also have the opportunity to roster patients into a family practice.  

Our communities and hospitals: 

  • The Sussex Health Centre ED:
    • The SHC is a community hospital with 24 beds located in the agricultural town of Sussex NB, about 45 minutes from Saint John. Low acuity and high acuity patients present to the ED at triage and by EMS. All admissions at SHC are to family physicians. There is a thriving community of family physician colleagues. In Sussex, the sense of community is second to none!
  • The Charlotte County Hospital ED:
    • The CCH hospital is located in St. Stephen NB, an industrial town located moments from the US border with Calais, Maine and in close proximity to the resort town of St. Andrews-By-The-Sea, about 60 minutes from Saint John. This rural hospital has 44 beds and all admissions are to family physicians, including Concentrated Care Unit admissions. Low acuity and high acuity patients present to the ED at triage and by EMS. There is a thriving community of family physician colleagues. In Charlotte County, the power of the sea will surround you!
  • Joseph’s Urgent Care Centre:
    • Joseph’s Hospital is a smaller community hospital in downtown Saint John, serving the city centre, including vulnerable populations. The Urgent Care Centre is open 8AM – 8PM and is staffed by Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners.

EMSJ Mentorship Program:

 CCFP trained physicians join the robust EMSJ Mentorship Program, supporting the practice-eligible route to CCFP (EM) certification.

Get support to obtain your CCFP (EM) certification within 5 years via the practice-eligible route, including but not limited to:

  • Guaranteed registration in The Emergency Medicine Review Course, Canada’s highly sought EM exam prep course created by Emergency Medicine Saint John (EMSJ).
    • Learn more at: emreview.ca
  • FREE tuition for The Emergency Medicine Review Course via the NB Physician Bursary Program
  • EXTRA oral exam preparation 
  • Access to academic team-based simulation training
  • Robust academic programming
  • Opportunities for teaching at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
  • Get connected with a colleague mentor to support your success in certification AND practice!

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

  1. Family Medicine / Emergency Medicine Physician

Position description:

Horizon Health Network, Saint John Area (Region 2), is actively seeking permanent full-time Rural Family Medicine / Emergency Medicine Physicians. Successful candidates will be expected to work clinically in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint John Area and will also secure an appointment with Dalhousie University, participating in research, educational, and CPD programs, with opportunities to teach at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. 

Clinical excellence, an interest in teaching the health care professions and a keen interest to work effectively on interdisciplinary teams involving all levels of health care providers are essential attributes in our growing, collegial environment.

 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.

 HOURS OF WORK: 

    • Hours of work are agreed upon by the physician and Service/Department Head.
    • In general, a half-time equivalent position in emergency medicine is considered to be a total of 16 hours, comprising 14.5 hours clinical plus academic and clinical support time across the sites.
    • A half-time equivalent position in family medicine is considered to be a total of 18.5 clinical hours per week.

JOB DUTIES:

The following outlines the basic responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time as may be necessary to the operation of Horizon Health Network:

    • Participate in clinical care and on-call responsibilities as defined by your department.
    • Participate in deliverables as outlined in the Emergency Medicine Academic Funding Plan.
    • Family Medicine patient roster size of approximately 600 – 800 patients.
    • Participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Health Authority’s mission, values and strategic directions.

REMUNERATION:

A nationally competitive Academic Funding Plan compensates Emergency Medicine physicians for clinical excellence, medical education, research and administration. The successful applicant will be compensated at an hourly rate for their clinical shifts and general contribution to the department and are eligible to receive additional funding for specific academic and administrative projects.

Standard remuneration in a Family Medicine practice setting is Fee-for-Service which is a direct compensation between the physician and Medicare of New Brunswick. On call remuneration is provided. No source deductions can be provided.

INCENTIVES: 

    • Candidates may be eligible for a Provincial Recruitment Incentive with a Return of Service Agreement.
    • Moving Expense Allowance with a Return of Service Agreement.

EXPECTED START DATE:

    • Spring/summer 2022

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:

    • A medical degree is required.
    • Certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada – Emergency Medicine, or the College of Family Physicians of Canada with Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Emergency Medicine; or equivalent family medicine and emergency medicine certification. (candidates with emergency medicine experience but without certification will be considered for rural positions excluding regional hospital shifts).. 
    • Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
    • Candidates must be eligible for an academic appointment from Dalhousie University.
    • Current certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); Pediatric Life Support (PALS) or Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)
    • Competency in Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) and Emergency Airway Management is required.
    • 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 assigned duties.
    • Willingness to travel to and from all area hospitals as required.

 

TO APPLY/INFORMATION: 

Applicants are invited to visit www.NBHealthJobs.ca.

Or email our Physician Recruitment Lead, Dr. Paul Frankish, at [email protected]

 

  1. Emergency Physician

CCFP-trained physicians are eligible to work in emergency medicine in the Sussex Health Centre, the Charlotte County Hospital, the St. Joseph’s Urgent Care Centre, and in a selection of supported shifts at the Saint John Regional Hospital ED.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Horizon Health Network, Saint John Area (Region 2), is actively seeking permanent full-time Emergency Medicine Physicians. Successful candidates will be expected to work clinically in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint John Area and will also secure an appointment with Dalhousie University, participating in research, educational, and CPD programs, with opportunities to teach at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. 

Clinical excellence, an interest in teaching the health care professions and a keen interest to work effectively on interdisciplinary teams involving all levels of health care providers are essential attributes in our growing, collegial environment.

 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.

 HOURS OF WORK: 

    • Hours of work are agreed upon by the physician and Service/Department Head.
    • In general, a full-time equivalent position in emergency medicine is considered to be a total of 32 hours, comprising 29 hours clinical plus academic and clinical support time across the sites.

JOB DUTIES:

The following outlines the basic responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time as may be necessary to the operation of Horizon Health Network:

    • Participate in clinical care and on-call responsibilities as defined by your department.
    • Participate in deliverables as outlined in the Emergency Medicine Academic Funding Plan.
    • Participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Health Authority’s mission, values and strategic directions. 

REMUNERATION:

A nationally competitive Academic Funding Plan compensates Emergency Medicine physicians for clinical excellence, medical education, research and administration. The successful applicant will be compensated at an hourly rate for their clinical shifts and general contribution to the department and are eligible to receive additional funding for specific academic and administrative projects.

INCENTIVES: 

    • Candidates may be eligible for a Provincial Recruitment Incentive with a Return of Service Agreement.
    • Moving Expense Allowance with a Return of Service Agreement.

 ABOUT THE COMMUNITY: 

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:

    • A medical degree is required.
    • Certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Emergency Medicine; or College of Family Physicians of Canada – Emergency Medicine, ABEM, FRCEM, or equivalent. (candidates with emergency medicine experience but without certification will be considered for rural positions excluding regional hospital shifts)..   
    • Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
    • Candidates must be eligible for an academic appointment from Dalhousie University.
    • Current certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); Pediatric Life Support (PALS) or Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)
    • Competency in Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) and Emergency Airway Management is required.
    • 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 assigned duties.
    • Willingness to travel to and from all area hospitals as required.

 

TO APPLY OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: 

Applicants are invited to visit www.NBHealthJobs.ca.

Or email our Physician Recruitment lead, Dr. Paul Frankish, at: [email protected]