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Position description:

Horizon Health Network, Saint John Area (Region 2), is actively seeking a permanent full-time Academic Emergency Medicine Physician, with a leadership role as Communications Director. Successful candidates will be expected to work clinically in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint John Area and will also secure an appointment with Dalhousie University, participating in research, educational, and CPD programs, with opportunities to teach at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.

Clinical excellence, an interest in teaching the health care professions and a keen interest to work effectively on interdisciplinary teams involving all levels of health care providers are essential attributes in our growing, collegial environment.




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.




The following outlines the basic responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time as may be necessary to the operation of Horizon Health Network:

·        Participate in clinical care and on-call responsibilities as defined by your department.

·        Participate in deliverables as outlined in the Emergency Medicine Academic Funding Plan.

·        Participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Health Authority’s mission, values and strategic directions.

·        Provide leadership to the Department as the Emergency Medicine Saint John (EMSJ) Communications Director (see below).




The Emergency Medicine Saint John (EMSJ) Communications Director provides a pivotal role in supporting the Department of Emergency Medicine. As website editor in chief, they are responsible for developing and maintaining the content of our departmental website ( Our website is closely aligned with our clinical practice and is a cornerstone in our continuous quality improvement activities through the posting of local clinical guidelines, and emergency medicine reflections. It is also a central hub of our academic programs fostering of our research, and medical education programs. Highlights include the grand rounds summaries, and the resident and medical student clinical e-pearls. Our clinical pearls have significant reach contributing to our average 800 unique page view per day.


The EMSJ Communications director is supported by and works with the EMSJ clinical and academic leads to collate, edit and create content for the SJRHEM website to ensure representation of all programs is both current and informative. The Editor has a clear vision for promoting the activities of the Department of Emergency Medicine and is committed to working within the team to provide an online resource for education and knowledge translation.


In addition, the Communications Director is responsible for promoting our academic activities via our social media platforms and internal communication forums.


A nationally competitive Academic Funding Plan compensates Emergency Medicine physicians for clinical excellence, medical education, research and administration. The successful applicant will be compensated at an hourly rate for their clinical shifts and general contribution to the department and are eligible to receive additional funding for specific academic and administrative projects.


§ Candidates may be eligible for a Provincial Recruitment Incentive with a Return of Service Agreement.

§ Moving Expense Allowance with a Return of Service Agreement.


·        Spring/summer 2022



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.






The successful candidate will be tech savvy, academic physician with a broad knowledge of website design principles including basic html editing, page structure and managing links and image manipulation. They will demonstrate excellent communication skills and have experience with academic writing and publications. Experience with WordPress website design is an advantage; however, training can be provided if necessary.





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