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Hospitalist – Tertiary Rehabilitation

Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation


Scope of Practice: To provide medical care to hospitalized patients in an interdisciplinary health care environment. Providing efficient plan of care, organizing admission orders, treatment and investigative modalities, as well as helping to plan timely discharge. Effective documentation, communication, and follow-up of medical problems is required. Rehabilitation planning, course, and follow-up will be provided in conjunction with the tertiary level physiatrists, obviously a close working relationship is necessary.


Reporting: The successful candidate will be reporting to the Medical Director at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation for supervision. Day-to-day care will be provided in consultation with the attending physiatrist.


Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Comprehensive medical care of hospitalized patients

·        Optimize efficient utilization of health resources

·        Organization of daily rounds (18-20 patients) to optimize care of patients for day-to-day medical difficulties

·        Participate in weekly team conference rounds

·        Participate in weekly chart rounds

·        Provide admission history and physical for new patients and medical discharge summary on the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation nursing unit. The physiatrists will provide a rehabilitation admission history and physical report as well as a rehabilitation discharge summary.

·        Assist, as required, with any in-hospital medical emergencies

·        Participate in the use of departmental and corporate evidenced based rules of practice to ensure that expected standards of care are achieved

·        Participate in medical practice as compatible with the Health Authorities mission, values, and strategic direction

·        Other duties falling within the scope of practice of hospitalists at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation may arise by circumstance and may be assigned through consultation with the Medical Director

·        Share on-call for the inpatient unit at SCCR (18-20 beds) – Generally 1 in 5 call.


These responsibilities are the basic and prime duties associated with this position and may be mutually modified as the hospitalist program evolves.


Scheduling Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the hospital physician to submit in writing requests for time off for vacation or CME activities to the Medical Director at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation prior to each six-month block of the hospitalists schedule. Not providing such request may result in the request being denied.


Other Requirements:

·        Attend appropriate educational activities to maintain maintenance of competence and maintain all the requirements of credentialing.

·        Comply with the policy and procedures of the Department of Tertiary Rehabilitation.

·        Comply with the provisions of the Hospital Act, the Regional Health Authorities Act, and the Medical Service Payment Act, and their regulations. 

·        Comply with the Health Authority by-laws, rules and regulations, and policies and procedures. 

·        Follow the Code of Ethics of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.



·        Must hold a valid license to practice medicine in the Province of New Brunswick

·        Must be a member in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick

·        Must have current malpractice insurance from the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) appropriate to the category of practice

·        Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-building skills

·        Good attendance and work record

·        Physically able to perform assigned duties.


There is currently no requirement for evening or weekend call with this position.


Horizon Health Network ( is the largest regional health authority in New Brunswick and the second-largest health authority in Atlantic Canada, operating 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices providing medical services ranging from acute care to community based health services to New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. With 1,000 physicians, an annual budget exceeding $1 billion and approximately 13,000 employees, Horizon Health Network’s strategic vision focuses on research, innovation and education.

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 intensive care unit, the Chalmers Hospital serves a catchment population of approximately 175,000. It is also a training site for the Dalhousie University Family Medicine Program. 


Situated in the beautiful St. John River Valley, Fredericton, New Brunswick’s capital is an energetic city having much to offer individuals as well as families. Being an officially bilingual province, Fredericton has a vibrant francophone population. Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne houses schooling from daycare to high school, various sporting activities, weekly francophone movies, happy hours with local francophone entertainment and a Health Centre making Fredericton a wonderful location to live. The city also offers many recreational activities such as enjoying water sports on the majestic St. John River, playing a round of golf on one of the 7 golf courses, walking, running or biking on various trails, playing tennis in our indoor or outdoor courts, skiing and snowboarding at Crabbe Mountain, joining an ultimate Frisbee team, to 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, a free outdoor skating rink in the heart of the city, Fredericton’s famous Boyce Farmer’s Market, Science East where children and children at heart are taught the basics of science in a fun and entertaining setting, Fredericton captures it all. 

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