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Posted: Mon Dec 19 2022

Cardiac Anesthesiologist (BH 264)

Saint John, New Brunswick
Per Hour

Direct Hire

Seeking Cardiac Anesthesiologist for Locum & Permanent positions

Signing Bonus $100,000

Earning Potential: $500,000- $600,000 CAN

Supervision Available 


The New Brunswick Heart Centre (NBHC - ) and the Department of Medicine, affiliated with 

Dalhousie University New Brunswick Medical School, is looking for a Cardiac Anesthesiologist to join our team. The NBHC is 

located at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.  The NBHC is the sole tertiary cardiac care program in the Province of New Brunswick.  It serves the Province of New Brunswick for advanced cardiac care (population of 780 thousand), is the only cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgical center in New Brunswick performing over 4000 cardiac caths and more than 900 surgical interventions yearly. In addition, electrophysiologists perform over 900 device and electrophysiology studies per year. As such the NBHC includes more than 25 physicians, from various subspecialties, who work and function as a well-established and collaborative “Heart Team” that strives to provide modern clinical care to 

address valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, aortic conditions, and heart failure. 


Our practice offers excellent case volume and variety within a growing and innovative program that is noted for its warm and collegial environment. Cases (about 900 per year} include standard revascularization, valve and aortic procedures, transcatheter aortic valve replacements, and MitraClip procedures. Applicants should also be prepared to cover diverse general OR duties, including obstetric and simple pediatric cases.


Academic cross appointment at both Dalhousie University and/or Memorial University are valued and part of ensuring 

quality of care.  Members of the NBHC have excellent opportunities for educational and research endeavors in addition to their clinical responsibilities.  Information regarding faculty appointments is available upon request.  



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.  The hospital is also home to a thriving ambulatory Surgical Centre, a comprehensive Breast Health Program, women’s health services, various medical and surgical clinics, diagnostic/ therapeutic services, an Urgent Care Centre and the New Brunswick Eye and Tissue Bank. 


The listed responsibilities can be referenced below.  Additional duties may be assigned, by the Medical Director of the NBHC, the Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff, or Head of the Department of Anesthesia, as may be operationally required by the NBHC and Horizon Health Network: 

  • Provide comprehensive anesthesia services to both cardiac and noncardiac patients

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



Cardiac anesthesia duties are split amongst a division of approximately 5 full-time cardiac

anesthesiologists. There are 2 cardiac surgery rooms running daily. On days when not

scheduled in a cardiac surgery room, a successful candidate would be assigned to a

noncardiac anesthesia list. There is a robust TAVI program which we provide anesthetic

services for.  In addition, we often provide anesthetic services to the electrophysiology

lab, as well as to a small CHIP and structural heart program.


The Division of Cardiac Anesthesia is part of a greater Department of Anesthesia comprised of 20 anesthesiologists.  There is an expectation to participate in the noncardiac call schedule, which consists of one 16 hour overnight call at a frequency of 1-in-16.


REMUNERATION (range $500,000-600,000/year):
Standard remuneration is Fee-for-Service which is a direct compensation between the physician and Medicare of New Brunswick. On-call remuneration is provided.  No source deductions can be provided. 


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

  • Moving Expense Allowance.


Situated on the Bay of Fundy, Saint John offers urban sophistication combined with small-town friendliness (https://youtube/wCKTTd95mb0).  The area provides four season recreational opportunities, such as skiing, hiking, sailing, and miles of coastline.  


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. 



  • A medical degree is required.

  • Certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) as a Specialist in Anesthesia

  • Fellowship trained in Cardiac Anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography.

  • Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.

  • Proficiency in English is required. 

  • In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent 

Residents of Canada.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-building skills.

  • Good attendance and work record.

  • Physically able to perform assigned duties.

Interested candidates please contact or send CV to:


Michelle Flynn, RPR

CanAm Physician Recruiting Inc. 

CanAm Physician Recruiting