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Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician - Physiatrist

Vitalité Health Network


Bathurst, NB | Canada

Job description

DEPARTMENT: Clinical Assistant Doctors

BARGAINING UNIT: Vitalité Non Employee Other

JOB TYPE: Permanent full-time

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Bilingual essential

NOTE: Applicants must attach a resume to their application.


Under the direction of the Regional Pain and Rehabilitation Department Head in addition to the concerned medical director, the physiatrist focuses on the diagnosis, medical management, and rehabilitation of individuals of all ages with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and associated disabilities.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, also known as physiatrists, assess and manage individuals with physical and cognitive-behavioural impairments and disabilities. Physiatrists provide care for a broad range of patients, across all age groups, with inherited, congenital and acquired neurological, musculoskeletal and medical conditions, such as spinal cord injury, stroke, acquired brain injury, trauma, amputation and pain.

Physiatrists focus on maximizing functional independence and quality of life using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as their framework. Physiatric treatments include pharmacological, non-pharmacological and interventional approaches. Non-pharmacological treatments include patient education and counselling, non-invasive pulmonary rehabilitation strategies, prescription exercise, orthotic and prosthetic devices, adaptive equipment and mobility aids. Physiatrists perform and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as electrodiagnostic studies and injections for pain and spasticity. They use state-of-the-art technologies such as robotics, microprocessor prosthetic and orthotic components, and virtual reality-based therapies to help patients attain higher functional levels than were previously achieved.

In addition, he may be called upon to participate in research activities in his field of practice, as well as in the teaching activities in his department, in collaboration with the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau?Brunswick .


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  1. The salary for this position is fee-for-service or salary-based– depending on the candidate's choice.
  2. Moving expenses allowance.
  3. Possibility of a recruitment incentive depending on eligibility, as determined by the Department of Health (return of service required).
  4. This job is also posted on NBhealthjobs .
  5. For more information about Vitalite Health Network , please visit the Network's website.
  6. For more information about the community, please visit the city's website

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