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THE POSITION: 
General Practitioner Oncology (GPO)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Moncton Hospital (TMH), a facility within the Horizon Health Network, is seeking General Practitioner Oncology (GPO) to expand our GOP Program. GPOs are responsible for providing comprehensive inpatient care for assigned patients admitted to our institution or transferred from specialty services for appropriate family medicine care.

The position is typically shared between two physicians working 7 days on/7 days off. The schedule is evolving and negotiable.  Physicians are on-call every other night while on duty and receive a mandated on-call stipend. There is fee-for-service billing for any call-backs to the hospital while on-call after regular working hours.  Scheduling vacation/absences would be determined within the group which will have responsibility to maintain ongoing coverage.

The Moncton Hospital is a 386-bed, tertiary and critical care facility within Horizon Health Network. It is a major referral hospital serving communities across New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and northern Nova Scotia. It is a level II Trauma Centre which offers tertiary services in neurosurgery, oncology and neonatal care and includes all other major services and subspecialties. The Department of Hematology-Oncology admits patients know to have a hematological or oncologic diagnosis and need hospitalization directly in relation to this said diagnosis.  The patient is admitted under an Oncologist or Hematologist.  The day-to-day care is being managed by GPOs in collaboration with the attending physician.  The scope of practice includes all oncological and hematological tumor sites as well as occasionally some cases of benign hematology.

JOB DUTIES:

REMUNERATION:
Remuneration is $142.80/hour sessional rate x 8 hours per day. The rate is based on performance and can be retroactive.  Positions are typically shared between two physicians working 7 days on/7 days off.  The schedule is evolving and negotiable.  Physicians are on-call every other night while on duty and receive a mandated on-call stipend.  There is fee-for-service billing for any call-backs to the hospital while on-call after regular working hours. 

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EXPECTED START DATE:
As soon as possible.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:
The city, with adjoining municipalities, has a population of more than 144,000, and was ranked as one of the best Canadian cities for quality of community life.  There is an abundance of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities including easy access to warm water beaches of the Northumberland Strait, and also the scenic Bay of Fundy area.  Visit the City’s website at www.moncton.ca.

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