Job Posting
full time Anesthesiology at Horizon Health Network - Saint John
Saint John, New Brunswick
Job ID: 16987

Horizon Health Network, Saint John area (Region 2), is actively seeking a permanent full-time Cardiac Anesthesiologist. Consideration will be given to locum placements.

The Department of Anesthesiology consists of twenty (20) anesthesiologists practicing in a collegial group, providing anesthesia services at two (2) sites in the city. We are presently seeking a compatible anesthesiologist with cardiac anesthesia training to join our department.

The Saint John Regional Hospital is a tertiary care facility, a designated Level I trauma centre, and serves as the provincial referral centre for cardiac surgery. All major surgical specialties including obstetrics are provided; and an active acute pain service and chronic pain clinic. Applicants with additional training in chronic pain would have the opportunity to participate in a developing multidisciplinary chronic pain clinic overseen by the Department of Anesthesiology. The Department also provides services at St. Joseph’s Hospital, which is a day surgery facility.

The New Brunswick Heart Centre located in Saint John, is the sole tertiary cardiac care program in the province of New Brunswick. It has an annual cardiac surgery volume of approximately 800 cases, including standard revascularization (CABG) and valve procedures as well as complex and minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve surgery. There is an active multidisciplinary Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVI) program. In addition to cardiac anesthesia the successful applicant would provide general operating room anesthesia services and share in the on-call schedule.

The Department is affiliated with Dalhousie University Medical School and Memorial University Medical School postgraduate program and teaching in the undergraduate program is available at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. Information regarding faculty appointments is available upon request.

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 Anesthesiology services in the operating room as required.
• Provide inpatient care including rounds on patients.
• Provide consultations to hospital-based patients as requested by attending staff.
• Participate in the teaching of other members of health professions in subjects related to the practice of Anesthesiology.
• Organize on-site CME and participate in the teaching rounds of the Department.
• Participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Health Authority’s mission, values and strategic directions.

In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada.

Province / State
New Brunswick
Employment Type
full time
Cardiac Anesthesiology Position (Full Time) - Saint John area
Call Frequency
Hours of work are normally provided between 0730hrs – 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
Standard remuneration 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.  
Billing / Overhead Split
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.  
Qualification Requirements
• A medical degree is required.
• Fellowship training in cardiac anesthesia and certification in perioperative trans-esophageal echocardiography. 

• Proficiency in English is required. Bilingual skills would be considered an asset.
• 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 as Specialist in Anesthesiology or equivalent.
• Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.  
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
A playground in Atlantic Canada surrounded by fresh waterways on one side and the ocean on the other.

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

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.  
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Ms. Hope Kelly 
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Published on 2021-12-08
Edited on 2022-05-12