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The Edmundston Regional Hospital, in Edmundston, located in Northwest New Brunswick, at the borders of Quebec and the United States, is recruiting a full-time Family Physician.   The Department of Family Medicine has approximately 45 family physicians and provides services to a population of around 16,000 people.  The candidate will work in various contexts of community care and hospital. He or she will open an office in the community and provide primary care services. In addition, he or she will provide services to patients hospitalized and will participate in the hospitalization program according to the need determined by the head of the Department of Family Medicine. This position is primarily focused on primary health care physician and preventive health services in community and may include palliative care, geriatrics, obstetrics and emergency shifts.

Overview of the Edmundston Regional Hospital –The Hospital is an acute care facility providing complex and critical care, surgical and ambulatory care, medical and long-term care, mother/child and mental health care.  This hospital has three hospitals facilities:  The Edmundston Regional Hospital (169 beds) the Grand Falls General Hospital (20 beds) and the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Quentin (6 beds) and has a team nearly 108 physicians, over 1,000 employees, and 80 volunteers and is also affiliated with the University of Sherbrooke for teaching. 

Overview of the Regional Health Authority – Vitalité Health Network is one of the two regional health authorities in New Brunswick. The Network is the only Francophone managed organization of its kind in the country and provides services in nearly 70 sites and points of service throughout four health zones, covering all of the northern region and part of the southeastern region of the province. Services and care are provided in the official language chosen by the patient and are available at home, in the community, or in a facility, according to needs. The range of services includes disease prevention and health promotion, treatment of illness, rehabilitation, home care, and palliative care. Additional services provided by hospital facilities include public health, community mental health, addiction, community health centres, the Extra-Mural Program, and veterans' centres. The Network is also active in the training and research fields, which helps to keep the staff’s skills up to date and plan for succession. For more information, visit the Network’s website at

This position involves clinical work in the provision of general medical care of patients. The work involves responsibility for performing medical care in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and may require close cooperation with various health care professionals. Work is performed with opportunity for independent judgment and action, and is reviewed by the physician’s Clinical Department Head / Chief of Service / Program Director in which the physician works. Review of the work may also be supervised by the Local and Regional Chiefs of Staff and the zone’s Medical Director of the Regional Health Authority (RHA). The physician works in accordance of the RHA Bylaws.

Standard remuneration is fee-for-service billing, which is a form of direct compensation between the physician and Medicare of New Brunswick.   

• Diploma of a recognized  Medical School and graduate studies in the field of family medicine
• Must have the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) certification or it’s equivalent
• Must be eligible for a Medical License issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick. To communicate with the College, visit its Web site at the following address: Https://
• Knowledge of French and English, written and spoken, is required.

As soon as possible

• Possibility of a location and/or a business grant.  Eligibility to be determined by the Department of Health (return of service required)
• Moving Expense Allowance

Edmundston is Madawaska’s main business and service centre. It is also its most populous city. Nestled between sparkling rivers and mountains weathered by time, the city of Edmundston is sure to impress you.  The Leisure and Culture Department offers facilities, programs and services so citizens can fully enjoy community living by taking part in cultural, sports and leisure activities.  The warmth of people in the region certainly has something to do with our great quality of life.

To learn more about Edmundston, visit the City’s website at .

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