Job Posting
full time Physician - Cardiovascular Surgery at Horizon Health Network - Saint John
Saint John, New Brunswick
Job ID: 8026

The New Brunswick Heart Centre (NBHC – ) and the Department of Surgery, affiliated with Dalhousie University New Brunswick Medical School, is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual for the Position of Academic Cardiac Surgeon in the Division of Cardiac Surgery. The subspecialty interest we are particularly looking for is in the field of structural heart disease. The NBHC is located at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. The NBHC is the sole tertiary cardiac care program in the province of New Brunswick. It has an annual cardiac surgery volume of over 900 cases and growing, spanning the full spectrum of cardiac surgery. We have a well-established and collaborative “Heart Team” that strives to provide modern cardiac surgical care to address valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, and aortic conditions ( including endovascular approaches. Surgeons are key members of the multidisciplinary Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVI) program, Mitra Clip program, Lead Extraction program and acute cardiogenic shock program. The successful candidate will join 5 other cardiac surgeons, supported by 7 dedicated Nurse Associates. The projected start time for the position may be as early as the Summer of 2022 but is flexible. Proficiency in both official languages is an asset. Remuneration is via an Alternate Funding Plan shared among the surgeons, paid by the New Brunswick Department of Health. Academic cross appointment at both Dalhousie University or/and Memorial University is valued and part of ensuring quality of care. The Division of Cardiac Surgery is an integral part of the Department of Surgery. Division members have excellent opportunities for educational and research endeavours in addition to their clinical responsibilities. Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick, privileges with Horizon Health Network and membership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as adequate liability insurance. Situated on the Bay of Fundy, Saint John offers urban sophistication combined with small-town friendliness (https://youtube/wCKTTd95mb0). The area provides four season recreational opportunities, such as skiing, hiking, sailing, and miles of coastline. New Brunswick, like most of Atlantic Canada, has been fortunate during the current Covid-19 pandemic with limited impact. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Horizon Health Network is an employment equity, affirmative action employer. Interested applicants should forward an introduction letter, along with their curriculum vitae and contact information (phone and/or email) for three recent clinical references to: Dr Jean-Francois Legare ( Clinical Head of Cardiac Surgery. Note that while we are seeking a full-time position, limited Locum opportunities, are also possible and will be considered.


These responsibilities are basic. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time as may be necessary to the operation of Horizon Health Network:
• Share equally among the other cardiac surgeons the care of patients
• Daily inpatient rounds
• Operating sessions as assigned by Division of Cardiac Surgery
• Inpatient consultations
• Hospital-based clinics
• Involvement in teaching residents and medical students
• Participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Health Authority’s mission, values and strategic directions.

EXPECTED START DATE: Summer 2022 (start date is flexible)

Last Mirrored
This vacancy was mirrored to from on June 2, 2023.

Application Process
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Physician - Cardiovascular Surgery
New Brunswick
Employment Type
full time
Cardiovascular Surgery, Saint John, New Brunswick
Call Frequency
• Hours of work are normally provided during the week Monday to Friday to provide cardiac surgical for the Province.
• After-hours and weekend call coverage in coordination with members of the Division of Cardiac Surgery.
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
A nationally competitive Academic Funding Plan compensates New Brunswick Heart Centre cardiac surgeons for clinical excellence, medical education, research and administration. The successful applicant will be compensated for their clinical work and general contribution to the department and are eligible to receive additional funding for specific academic and administrative projects. 
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
• Moving Expense Allowance with a Return of Service Agreement.
Qualification Requirements
• A medical degree is required.
• Certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada in Cardiac Surgery. Consideration will be given to other University Medical School qualifications and training.
• Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
• 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 assign duties.
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.

For more information, visit the Horizon Health Network website at
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 2022-04-14
Edited on 2022-04-14