Job Posting
full time Emergency Medicine at Horizon Health Network
Saint John,, New Brunswick
Job ID: 17427

Position Summary
The Department of Emergency Medicine, Horizon Health Network, Saint John (Zone 2) is seeking a permanent full-time Emergency Medicine Physician (0.75 FTE), with a leadership role as Director of Wellness, Community Engagement and Professional Sustainability (0.25 FTE). The successful candidate will be expected to work clinically in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint John area and will also provide the Emergency Medicine Saint John group with deliberate opportunities to regularly explore, practice and build skills that contribute to professional sustainability, community engagement, and wellness. The successful candidate will possess clinical excellence as well as a desire to ensure that the Department of Emergency Medicine has up-to-date policies relating to physician wellness and safety. As safety is a critical basic requirement to wellness, this director will also work to advocate for physical and psychological safety measures within the department.

Reporting Relationships:
The Director of Wellness will report jointly to;
• the Clinical Academic Department Head,
• the Director of Scheduling and Workforce planning

Working Relationships:
• Emergency Medicine Saint John Clinical Academic Leadership
• Assistant Dean, Professional Affairs, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Committee Membership:
• Nominations, Scheduling and Workforce Planning
• Emergency Medicine Saint John Wellness, community Engagement and Professionalism Sub-Committee (Chair)
• Vulnerable Patients Clinical Focus Group
CAEP Wellness

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with ED Program Leadership and all clinical and academic team members of Emergency Medicine Saint John to build a culture of wellness and safety.
• To implement and sustain the Serving and Engaging Community pillar of the EM Saint John strategic plan.
• Support and spearhead initiatives on an annual basis for staff wellness, including needs assessment and impact assessment surveys.
• Co-ordinate and support coaching support for all faculty members.
• Create policies related to professional sustainability and wellness for the Department of Emergency Medicine
• Work with clinical staff to identify and prioritize efficiency of practice initiatives.
• Membership on the following committees: Nominations, Scheduling and Workforce Planning; Emergency Medicine Saint John Wellness, Community Engagement and Professionalism Sub-Committee (Chair), Vulnerable Population CFG, CAEP Wellness.
• Take advantage of learning opportunities from organizations such as Stanford WellMD, Mayo Wellness, Learning from Excellence, as they arise.
• Oversee and utilize an annual wellness, community engagement, and professional sustainability budget to support programming.
• Liaise with community organizations to develop partnerships and collaborations to further the goals of our Social Emergency Medicine initiatives, under our serving and engaging community pillar.
• Review safety related concerns impacting members of the Department of Emergency Medicine and work with relevant parties to improve processes.

Note: These responsibilities are the basic and prime duties associated with this position; other related and allied duties may be assigned from time to time as may be necessary to the operation of Horizon Health Network.

Other Requirements:
• Establishment of an appropriate program budget from the outset for speakers/programming
• Implementation of a wellness program-needs and impact assessment survey
• Support projects within the Social Emergency Medicine Group
• Review of, or creation of wellness related policies, such as transition from practice (aka elder physician); onboarding; and various policies for “fatigue management”, parental leave, etc.
• Participation in the FREE Stanford wellness director’s course, which runs over 5-6 weeks virtually. Updates here:
• Liaise with local and national wellness leads through the Dalhousie and CAEP wellness committees.
• Comply with the provisions of the Hospital Act, the Regional Health Authorities Act, Community Health Centre Regulation, the Medical Services Payment Act, and their regulations.
• Documents can be found under
• Comply with the Health Authority bylaws, rules and regulations and policies and procedures.
• Follow the Code of Ethics of College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.

• 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 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.

About the Community:
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 harbour 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.

Expected Start Date: Spring/Summer 2023

Incentives: Recruitment incentives may be available for Medical Residents & new physicians who meet the eligibility criteria and are conditional to the acceptance of an employment offer and are subject to Department of Health pre-approval and annual budget allocation for each fiscal year.

Applicants are invited to send their CV to, Physician Recruitment Advisor– Saint John area, or email:

Note: Horizon Health Network adheres to all privacy legislation and policies to ensure confidential patient, business, financial and employee information is disclosed only to those authorized to receive it for the purpose of fulfilling their job duties.

Emergency Medicine
Province / State
New Brunswick
Employment Type
full time
Director of Wellness, Community Engagement and Professional Sustainability and Emergency Medicine Physician
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
The expected time commitment is an annualized total of 147.2 hours per year with remuneration of 0.25 FTE at the relevant Clinical Support rate. To facilitate the long-term development the Department and to ensure a commitment to the delivery of agreed measures of success, performance is reviewed on an annual basis during the Physician Achievement Review (PAR) process.
Criteria include; delivery of the agreed program deliverables, and support of the academic mission, clinical competence, adherence to the departmental professional standards, participation in continuing professional development, and maintenance of hospital privileges. The expected term is 5 years, renewable up to an additional 5 years (10 years total). This is based on successful annual review via the PAR process.
The expected Emergency Medicine clinical work will be a 50/50 mix of shifts (0.75 FTE) at the Saint John Regional Hospital and other sites within zone 2 in accordance with the schedule established by the Department Head.

Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
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
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community 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.  
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Mrs. Lindsay Vaughan 
(506) 648-6364  
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Published on 2023-06-08
Edited on 2023-06-08