The Occupational Health Physician for Vitalité Health Network will provide medical support to improve attendance within the Network and provide advice to support Occupational Health and Safety programs. The Occupational Health Physician will work in collaboration with the Human Resources team and the Regional Manager of Occupational Health and Safety to ensure the consistency and alignment of programs and practices throughout the Network while promoting an inclusive workplace free of discrimination against employees and physicians with health problems. The main responsibilities of the Occupational Health Physician will include facilitating early return to work from illness or injury for employees and physicians by educating the medical staff on attendance/disability management processes within the Network and through collaborating with the medical staff to determine limitations or restrictions. The Occupational Health Physician will promote clear lines of communication with the medical staff, WSNB and the other stakeholders in these areas of responsibility and will examine case management files according to professional standards and provide feedback/recommendations to facilitate satisfactory resolution.
• Licensed to practice medicine with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick and physician privileges within Vitalité Health Network or to obtain within set time frame;
• Experience and expertise in Occupational Health and attendance management programs an asset;
• Agree, support, and commit to Vitalité Health Network's practice standards and policies and procedures;
• Demonstrate superior interpersonal relationship and communication skills;
• Skilled in reviewing the clinical work of others according to professional standards and clinical practice guidelines;
• Team player in a multidisciplinary environment;
• Excellent critical thinking, deductive reasoning and decision-making skills;
• Sense of urgency and ability to adapt to change and stressful situations;
• Travel within area/region of responsibility as required;
• Attend professional training sessions on occupational medicine;
• Ability to work independently and as a team member;
• Physical ability to perform assigned duties;
• Good previous work history (performance and attendance);
• Adherence to professional ethics principles, to the Network management philosophy and organizational values;
• Compliance with the rules of confidentiality established by the Vitalité Health Network.
Knowledge of spoken and written French and English is essential.
HOURS OF WORK :
8-hour shifts - Monday to Friday
Work schedule may be changed to meet operational needs.
1. Salary commensurate with wage scale for New Brunswick doctor staff.
2. The classification of this position will be studied by the Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ).
• The above requirements may be verified through oral, written or practical tests during the selection process.
• Should there be no fully qualified applicants, this position will not necessarily be reposted. If you wish to be considered for this position and meet most of the requirements, you are encouraged to apply at this time.
• The employer reserves the right to shorten or extend temporary assignments for operational reasons.
• We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.