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Gander, NL
Full-time - Permanent
Posted 4 days ago

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Permanent Full-Time
Psychiatry, James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre, Gander

Definition of work:
The psychiatrist will report to the Chief of Psychiatry, and as directed, work collaboratively with family physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary team. The psychiatrist will work in the capacity of a Rural General Psychiatrist and share work in the region of Central Health with 5-7 peer psychiatrists. This physician will share psychiatric clinic space, located adjacent to Mental Health and Addictions services, in the James Paton Memorial Hospital, with 1-2 other psychiatrists. There are no inpatient acute care psychiatric beds at this facility, so most of the practice will be community based. The psychiatrist will share on call duties for the local emergency department and consultation liaison services for non-psychiatric inpatients. If inpatient psychiatric services are required, the physician will facilitate patient stabilization and transfer to Grand Falls-Windsor, approximately 80 km away. The physician support triage, assessment and management of urgent psychiatric patients including their outpatient follow-up. The successful candidate will be committed to safety and partner with all team members to improve worker and patient safety by integrating safety into work practices, identifying risks, and implementing improvements.

Required qualifications:
* Eligible for registration and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador
* Satisfy credentialing requirements of Central Health
* A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required for this position.
* A satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local police authority
* Education: Doctor of Medicine
* Work experience is an asset, but not required

Exceptional Opportunity for Psychiatrist Interested in Rural Practice:
* Central Health has had very successful recruitment, adding three psychiatrists to our department recently; with some impending retirements, we're looking for a few more great colleagues.
* Gander NL ( is a transportation hub which has distinguished itself as charming and friendly - so much that it is featured as the setting of the Broadway musical "Come From Away".
* Work-life Balance is important to us, and our psychiatry department has benefitted from amazing support from primary care, emergency physicians and mental health services. Our small size allows us to innovate, research and lead, particularly in relation to collaborative care and medical education.

Hours of work: 75 hours bi-weekly plus on-call obligations
Salary: $ 263,672 - $285,596 or Fee-For-Service (as per MOA and DOH MCP Billings)
Benefits: Some (not all) expenses related to travel, accommodations, locum licensing fee, meals and malpractice insurance will be paid for by the health authority, as agreed upon by all parties.
Competition number: P-2016000769
Competition closing date: Opened Until Filled

Language of Work: English
Business Address: Central Regional Health Authority, 50 Union Street, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, A2A 2E1
Contact: [email protected]

Please be advised that Central Health has engaged with CanAm Physician Recruiting Inc., as its exclusive third party recruitment agency. By applying for a position with us, you are agreeing to allow Central Health to release your CV and contact information to CanAm Physician Recruiting as part of the application process.

Competition Number: 2016000769
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About NL Health Services

About NL Health Services

If you come from away, you’ll discover just how special Newfoundland and Labrador is. If you're a local, you already know this. It’s our people. It’s our culture. It’s our stories (and oh do we love our stories).

If you’re looking to grow your health career in a place with adventure around each corner and a strong sense of community, then let’s put on the kettle and have a chat. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
  • Generous vacation packages and paid time off.
  • Full-time and part-time pension plans options.
  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
  • Financial incentives and relocation support.
  • Student placements and clinical residencies.
  • Remote work options available.
  • Fast pathways to nursing for out-of-province applicants.

With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

Come, work with us, and be extraordinary every day!

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