General Practitioner/Hospitalist

Specialty:General PracticeStatus:Full Time
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Facility:James Paton Memorial Health Centre
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Employer:Central Health: James Paton Memorial Regional Health CentreLicense:Full or Provisional License



Definition of work: The family medicine physician will work mainly at the James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre as well as a variety of other clinical settings. The physician will provide inpatient care as attending physician to the patients admitted to them while on call at the James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre. Responsibilities will also include fast-track emergency and operating room (OR) assisting on an as needed basis.  The Physician will provide family medicine clinics once weekly in the evening. The physician will care for patients at the long term care centre, Lakeside Homes.  Call will be required at both the James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre, Lakeside Homes and for after-hours OR assisting. Responsibilities may also include opportunities to take on leadership opportunities within Central Health which could include, but is not limited to acting as Deputy Chief (Family Practice) and/or Department Chief.

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.

May also be required to work at other locations within the Central Regional Health Authority zone as part of community-based practice, rather than clinic or hospital based practice.




Required qualifications:

  • Eligible for registration and licensure as a General Practitioner 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
  • Earned Medical Degree
  • Work experience is an asset.


Dates:As soon as possible
Hours of Work:75 hours bi-weekly plus on-call obligations

$217,525-$235,535 annually

Potential for additional compensation at salaried locum rate and/or on fee for service basis for hours above and beyond Mon-Fri full-time role.

Potential for additional compensation for work in leadership role within Central Health.

Other Information:

Competition number: P-2021000335-JPM
Competition closing date: Open Until Filled
Benefits: Relocation expenses up to the amount of $40,000 will be reimbursed for a 2-year Return In Service agreement. Relocation expenses of up to the amount of $20,000 will be reimbursed for a 1-year Return In Service agreement.
Rentention Bonus: $2500 after 1 year, $5000 after 2 years, $7500 after 3 years. Paid mileage, meals, and coverage for accommodations if away from primary work site in Gander, NL. Family leave, compensatory leave, parental leave, companionate leave, miscellaneous leave, and sick leave; employer-sponsor RRSP; study leave; 20 days of annual leave; and group insurance benefits.

Business Address: 125 Trans-Canada-Highway, Gander, NL A1V 1P7

Status: Full-time; Permanent

Location of Work: Primary location of work will be the James Paton Memorial Health Centre in Gander. Applicants may be required to provide services on a locum basis based out of other Central Health locations throughout NL.

Contact Information:

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