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Family Physicians - Acadian Peninsula


The Family Medicine Department of the Acadian Peninsula in Zone 6 (Acadie-Bathurst) of Vitalité Health Network is seeking to recruit full-time family physicians for the communities of Caraquet and Tracadie. The successful candidates will open an office in the community, provide primary and hospital care as well as emergency department services in the Acadian Peninsula. Therefore, they will provide services to inpatients, take part in the Hospitalist Program and will have shifts in the Caraquet and/or Tracadie emergency departments as deemed necessary by the Chief of Family Medicine. These positions are mainly focused on community-based primary medical and preventive health care and may include palliative and geriatric care as well as obstetric and oncology clinics. The candidates will be expected to participate in teaching medical students and residents.


The Enfant-Jésus RHSJ† Hospital in Caraquet is a 12-bed acute care facility. The hospital offers: emergency care 24/7, general medicine services; palliative care; diagnostic and therapeutic services; oncology services; ambulatory care; and some specialized services. The Emergency Department receives approximately 26 000 visits annually, which is about 70 visits per day.The Tracadie-Sheila Hospital provides acute inpatient services in a 69-bed facility, as well as basic services in medicine, concentrated care, palliative care, and dialysis, not to mention diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, ambulatory care and some specialized services. The Emergency Department receives approximately 23 000 visits annually, which is about 63 visits per day.

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 languages 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, 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. However, remuneration for hospital and emergency services

is based on a sessional model with a fixed hourly rate.


• 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 its 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.

EXPECTED START DATE: 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


The Acadian Peninsula is surrounded by water with, on one side, the Chaleur Bay (part of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World Club) and, on the other, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

Along its many kilometres of coastline can be found beautiful beaches, warm waters, deep-sea diving, windsurfing, the best sites in the country for kitesurf, boat and kayak excursions, fishing expeditions, whale watching or walk on the wharf and chat with a fisherman to hear his stories. And there’s more… breathtaking sunsets, bird watching, tours of peat bogs, hikes, bicycle trails, golf courses… Winter lovers can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing trails, sliding down snowy hills or simply relaxing with a hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.

To learn more about the Acadian Peninsula, visit the website .


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