Job Posting
full time Oncology at Horizon Health Network
Saint John,, New Brunswick
Job ID: 17340

Horizon Health Network, Saint John area (Region 2), is actively seeking a full-time, GP Oncology Support physician or two part-time (0.5FTE) physicians. 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 clinic. The General Practitioner will be responsible to the Department Head of Oncology for professional matters and scope of practice.

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.
• Participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Health Authority’s mission, values and strategic directions.
• Other duties that may arise by circumstance and may be assigned by the Department head of Oncology and the Chief of Staff.
Note: These responsibilities are the basic and prime duties associated with your position. There may be times when the Department Head of Oncology and Chief of Staff will have you carry on responsibilities within your level of expertise outside of those listed above. Other related and allied duties may be assigned from time to time as may be necessary to the operation of Saint John Regional Hospital Oncology Service.

The GP Oncology Support physician will not take part or be responsible for the following:

• Oncology call schedule.
• Inpatient oncology consultations.
• New consults.
• Signing of chemotherapy orders.
• Oncology treatment decisions regarding the patients’ health


• 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.

Province / State
New Brunswick
Employment Type
full time
General Practitioner – Oncology Support
Call Frequency
• Shifts are 7.5 hours per day, Monday through Friday to be provided between the hours of 8am-5pm.

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 $179,036 to a maximum of $209,846 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.


You will be required to provide Medicare with history-only claims (shadow-billing) electronically for all services rendered in the Oncology Outpatient clinic. You will need to request a sessional shadow-billing account with Medicare. 
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Maximum time away from the clinic per year is 6 weeks (i.e. vacation and CME). Any time away requires a minimum two (2) month notice to the Chief of Oncology and the Chief of Staff.
Additional Benefits
Qualification Requirements
A medical degree is required.
 Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick
 Member in good standing with the New Brunswick Medical Society.
 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).
 Certification or comparable experience as Family Physician in Oncology is desirable; CME support available.
 Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.
 Good attendance and work record.
 Physically able to perform assigned duties.
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Horizon Health Network  
Street Address 1
400 University Avenue, E2L 4L4 
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
Mrs. Lindsay Vaughan 
(506) 648-8999  
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Published on 2023-01-27
Edited on 2023-08-17