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full time Psychiatry at Horizon Health Network - Saint John
Saint John, New Brunswick
Job ID: 16382

Horizon Health Network, Saint John area (Region 2), is actively seeking a permanent, full-time salaried Psychiatrist. The physician shall provide both outpatient and inpatient services under the auspices of the Medical Specialties Program and participate in the on-call rota of the Department of Psychiatry at the Saint John Regional Hospital. The successful candidate will provide psychiatric clinical and administrative leadership within a multidisciplinary team focused on supporting individuals with serious mental illnesses, maximizing their capacity to function in the community. A strong background in delivering community based care to individuals with psychotic illnesses is expected.

Teaching of medical students, psychiatry residents and family medicine residents is an integral part of this position. The successful candidate should have experience teaching in an academic setting and would be supported to apply for a clinical academic appointment from the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, Halifax and Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador as both faculties of medicine have medical learners training in Saint John.

Province / State
New Brunswick
Employment Type
full time
General Psychiatry Practitioner
Call Frequency
•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.
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
There are two (2) remuneration models available:
• Fee-for-Service: This is a direct compensation between the physician and Medicare of New Brunswick. On call remuneration is provided. No source deductions can be provided.
• Salaried: Remuneration is based on the New Brunswick Medical Pay Plan. The current rates range between $296,141 to a maximum of $360,032 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
You will be required to provide Medicare with history-only claims (shadow-billing) electronically. You will need to request a sessional shadow-billing account with Medicare. 
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Candidates may be eligible for a Provincial Recruitment Incentive with a Return of Service Agreement.
Moving expense allowance with a Return of Service Agreement.
Included benefits: paid vacation,pension, sick leave, etc. 
Qualification Requirements
A medical degree is required. 
These responsibilities are basic. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time as may be necessary to the operation of Horizon Health Network:
• Ensure adequate coverage for your patients during time of absence.
• Participate in on-call responsibilities as defined by your department.
• Participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Health Authority’s mission, values, and strategic directions.

Certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent qualifications in Psychiatry will be considered.
Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
Proficiency in English is required.
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 assign duties.
Certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent qualifications in Psychiatry will be considered.  
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
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. 
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 2022-04-12