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locum Other Specialty at Horizon Health Network - Saint John
Saint John, New Brunswick
Job ID: 16379

Horizon Health Network, Saint John area (Region 2), is actively seeking a long-term locum, GP Oncology Support. As a General Practitioner, the successful candidate will deliver inpatient services to cancer patients within a regional interdisciplinary team setting. The General Practitioner will collaborate with the Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, and Hematologists, for service delivery in the oncology inpatient unit. The General Practitioner will be responsible to the Department Head of Oncology for professional matters and scope of practice.

Other Specialty
Province / State
New Brunswick
Employment Type
General Practitioner - Oncology Support
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
This is a Salaried position, remuneration is based on the New Brunswick Medical Pay Plan. The current rates range between $170,378 to a maximum of $199,680 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. 
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Maximum time away from the clinic per year is 6 weeks. Any time away requires a minimum 2 month notice to the Chief of Oncology and Chief of Staff. 
Additional Benefits
Qualification Requirements
A medical degree is required.  
Job Duties
These responsibilities are basic. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time as may be necessary to the operation of Horizon Health Network:
• Provide care to patients receiving chemotherapy and other treatments and troubleshoot with inpatients admitted with complications from the new diagnosis and treatment.
• To offer palliative symptom management and liaise with the division of palliative medicine when appropriate.
• Review labs and other reports and write prescriptions.
• Responsible for dictating and signing off on their report and discharge summaries
• Complete forms and necessary written referrals as needed.
• Participate in ward collaborative care rounds.
• Participate in the use of departmental and corporate evidence-based rules of practice to ensure that expected standards of care are achieved.

Other requirements:
• Comply with the policies and procedures of the Department of Family Medicine and the Oncology Service.
• Attend a minimum of one major continuing professional development event per year.
• Comply with the provisions of the Hospital Act, the Regional Health Authorities Act, the Medical Services Payment Act and their regulations.
• Comply with the Health Authority bylaws, rules and regulations and policies and procedures.
• Follow the code of ethics of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick and the Canadian Medical Association.
• Registration with New Brunswick Medicare.

Active membership in the Canadian Medical Protective Association or equivalent liability insurance association.
Verification of good standing within Professional Association (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; College of Family Physicians of Canada: American Board, or equivalent specialty association).
Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.
Good attendance and work record.
Physically able to perform assigned duties.

Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
Certification or comparable experience as Family Physician in Oncology is desirable; CME support available.
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Horizon Health Network - Saint John 
Street Address 1
400 University Avenue 
Street Address 2
PO Box 5200 
City / Town
Saint John 
Postal / Zip Code
E2L 4L4 
Institution Description
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Ms. Hope Kelly 
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Published on 2019-10-08
Edited on 2020-01-10