Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst, New Brunswick, is seeking to recruit a plastic surgeon. The successful candidate will provide care to residents of Zone 6 of Vitalité Health Network.
Under the direction of the head of the plastic surgery division and the medical director concerned, the plastic surgeon focuses on the management of complex tissue deformities or losses as well as the enhancement of appearance in the absence of functional problems or anomalies. The plastic surgeon provides care to patients of all ages requiring reconstructive or aesthetic surgery to correct deformities caused by congenital anomalies, trauma, burns, degenerative changes, benign and malignant tumours, infections or wound healing problems. The plastic surgeon also works with other health professionals to deliver diversified and comprehensive care to patients and their loved ones. Moreover, the plastic surgeon may also be required to participate in research activities in their specialty.
Overview of the Chaleur Regional Hospital – The Chaleur Regional Hospital has approximately 215 beds and provides a wide range of primary, secondary, regional and specialty services that mostly include all the main surgical services. Approximately 90 family physicians and 60 specialists serve a population of 75,000. The Chaleur Regional Hospital is an authorized partner of the Francophone Family Medicine Program of New Brunswick, affiliated with the Université de Sherbrooke, and of the nursing programs at the Université de Moncton and the University of New Brunswick, in Fredericton.
Overview of the Regional Health Authority – Vitalité Health Network is one of the two regional health authorities in New Brunswick. The Network is the only Francophone managed organization of its kind in the country and provides services in nearly 70 sites and points of service throughout four health zones, covering all of the northern region and part of the southeastern region of the province. Services and care are provided in the official language chosen by the patient and are available at home, in the community, or in a facility, according to needs. The range of services includes disease prevention and health promotion, treatment of illness, rehabilitation, home care, and palliative care. Additional services provided by hospital facilities include public health, community mental health, addiction, community health centres, the Extra-Mural Program, and veterans' centres. The Network is also active in the training and research fields, which helps to keep the staff’s skills up to date and plan for succession. For more information, visit the Network’s website at www.vitalitenb.ca.
HOURS OF WORK
• According to the agreement determined by the Service/Department Head
• After-hours and weekend calls are shared among all members of the Department.
This is professional medical work performed by certified specialists (those with a specialty certification as recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of NB). Duties are performed with considerable clinical independence in the diagnosis, care and treatment of medical disorders within the scope of the specialty in which they are practicing. Work is performed with independent judgment, but findings and observations may be subject to supervision and assessment by the physician’s Clinical (Program) Department Head / Chief of Service / Program Director in which the physicians works. Review of work may also be supervised by the local and regional Chiefs of Staff and the zone’s Medical Director for the Regional Health Authority (RHA). The physician works within the accordance of the RHA Bylaws.
Standard remuneration is fee-for-service which is a direct compensation between the physician and Medicare of New Brunswick. No source deductions can be provided.
• Graduate from an approved school of medicine supplemented by post-graduate study in the area of specialization (Plastic Surgery)
• The candidate must have his certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification (FRCPC)
• The candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick. https://www.cpsnb.org/
• Knowledge of French and English, spoken and written, are necessary
*Should there be no fully qualified applicants, this position will not necessarily be reposted. If you wish to be considered for this position and meet most of the requirements, you are encouraged to apply at this time.
EXPECTED START DATE:
As soon as possible
• Possibility of a location grant depending of the eligibility set by the Department of Health (return of service applicable)
• Moving Expense Allowance
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:
Bathurst is located at the mouth of the Nepisiguit River in the Chaleur Bay. As the only large city in the northeast region of the province, Bathurst offers a range of services worthy of larger cities (hospital, concert halls, shopping centres, hotels, etc.). Alongside the magnificent Chaleur Bay and surrounded by a natural saltwater beach and by the Daly Point Nature Reserve, Bathurst is teeming with urban adventures. The K.C. Irving Regional Centre is without a doubt the city’s most important sports infrastructure. With a seating capacity of 3,524, it is the home of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan hockey team from the Québec Major Junior Hockey League. It also hosts numerous shows and events. More information is available on the city’s website at www.bathurst.ca.