Job Posting
full time Physician - Hospital Medicine at Horizon Health Network - Fredericton / Upper River Valley areas
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Job ID: 8382

The Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital DECRH) a facility within the Horizon Health Network, is seeking Family Physician Hospitalists to expand our Hospitalist Program. Hospitalists 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 full time position involves a schedule of 3 weeks each month, Part time positions are available and range from 1+ week per month. The schedule is evolving and negotiable. Physicians participate in overnight call 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 Chalmers Hospital is a level 2 Trauma Centre and regional referral hospital with 314 beds and a 9-bed closed intensive care unit, serving a catchment population of approximately 175,000. It is also a training site for the Dalhousie University Family Medicine Program. The Department of Family Medicine admits adult patients not requiring obstetrics, surgery, intensive care or acute psychiatric care. The scope of practice is broad including general medicine, neurology and geriatrics with consultant support.

Job Duties: – To provide comprehensive medical care of assigned hospitalized patients. The total number of patients under one hospitalist’s care is a max of 17 patients. – To optimize admission orders, treatment and investigative modalities and timely discharge planning. – To ensure effective and timely documentation and communication with the patient and the patient’s family/support system during the hospital stay. – To ensure efficient completion of dictated discharge summaries/documentation, i.e. special authorizations, etc., to facilitate continuity of care with other health care providers in the community. – To optimize efficient utilization of health care resources. – To organize daily rounds to optimize care of acutely ill patients and timely discharges. – To participate in a rotating call schedule. – To participate in the use of departmental and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to ensure that expected standards of care are achieved. – To participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Horizon Health Network’s mission, values and strategic directions. – To participate in hospital quality initiatives and committees. – To attend required departmental and hospital quality improvement meetings. – To participate, if requested by the Clinical Department Head/Program Lead, on some committee/administrative work for the department. – As a teaching site for Dalhousie University and Memorial University, the hospitalist team teaches family medicine residents and medical students, for which a faculty appointment can be arranged if qualified.

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This vacancy was mirrored to from on July 14, 2024.

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Physician - Hospital Medicine
New Brunswick
Employment Type
full time
Hospitalist Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital (Horizon Health Network) Department of Family Medicine
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Remuneration is $152-168/hour sessional rate x 8 hours per day. The rate is based on performance and can be retroactive. Physicians participate in an on-call rotation 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.
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Qualification Requirements
- Must hold a valid license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
- Must be a member in good standing with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (exception may apply)
- CCFP required (exceptions may apply)
- Must be a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC).
- Must have a current malpractice insurance from the Canadian Medical Protective Association appropriate to the category of practice.
- Must be eligible for membership in the Department of Family Medicine.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support is preferred.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-building skills.
- Excellent attendance and work record.
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Horizon Health Network - Fredericton / Upper River Valley areas 
Street Address 1
700 Priestman Street, PO Box 9000 
Street Address 2
City / Town
Postal / Zip Code
E3B 5N5 
Institution Description
The Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital is located in the City of Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick.

The Chalmers Hospital is a regional referral hospital with all major surgical services on site with the exception of cardiac and neurosurgery. With 314 beds and a 9-bed closed intensive care unit, the Chalmers Hospital serves a catchment population of approximately 166,000.

The Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital provides undergraduate and graduate education experience for approximately 20 health disciplines and is a certified partner of the Dalhousie University Family Medicine program, the University of New Brunswick nursing program, and offers the only Clinical Pastoral Education internship program and certification in New Brunswick.

Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
About the Community Situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mik’maq peoples, Fredericton is surrounded by the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river. Fredericton is a vibrant, culturally diverse city where you can enjoy the amenities of a large city and the charm of a small town. Fredericton is where nature lovers and urban go getters come together with year-round recreational opportunities. Whether that is playing a round of golf on one of the 7 golf courses, walking, running or biking within our 140 KM multiuse trail system, playing tennis in our indoor or outdoor courts, skiing and snowboarding at Crabbe Mountain or visiting the beautiful Art Galleries including the world renown Beaverbrook Art Gallery, taking in live theatre at the Playhouse, being entertained by numerous festivals such as the Annual Music Festival and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, Frostival in the winter months. Fredericton truly captures it all.   You can afford to live downtown or in forested rural communities and enjoy only a 15-minute commute, making it easy to enjoy a balanced lifestyle. Rated Canada’s 2nd best city to live in, it is no surprise the friendly, nature-infused community has played a significant role in attracting a team-oriented group of innovated physicians and health care workers.  
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Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Ms. Molly Pevlin 
(506) 259-7542 
(506) 452-5500 
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Published on 2023-08-23
Edited on 2023-08-23