Psychiatrist - 2 Positions

Specialty:PsychiatryStatus:Full Time
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Facility:Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital
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Employer:Eastern HealthLicense:Full or Provisional License



There are 2 permanent, full time Psychiatry positions available.  The Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital is located at 67 Manitoba Drive, Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). It provides services to a catchment area of approximately 20,000 people.

The hospital has 41 acute care beds (2 palliative care, 26 medical/surgical, 8 obstetrics, 1 pediatric, 4 ICU), 9 ER, and 44 long term care.  Services to patients include: anesthesia, chemotherapy, family practice, general surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, ICU/Cardiac, internal medicine, laboratory, palliative care, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, respiratory therapy, ultrasonography and 24-hour emergency (category A). Other services include nursing, nutritional, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pastoral care, social work, diabetic education and speech language pathology.  Visiting clinics include: neurology and ophthalmology.

The long-term care patients are located in the Dr. Albert O’Mahony Manor. This is a long-term care facility attached to the hospital. There are 2 other facilities affiliated with the Clarenville Hospital and located in the town. Coish Place houses 2 Psychiatrists and various community support programs including dialysis. The Bungalow is a 10-bed protective care facility.

The Psychiatrist is expected to work collaboratively with family physicians and the mental health team professionals to provide a multidisciplinary approach to psychiatric patients in a clinic setting, consultations, and on-call coverage. The position is part of the Mental Health and Addictions Program and provides psychiatric care to patients 18 years and older. Outpatient assessments take place at Coish Place and the cspace is shared with one other Psychiatrist.  Consultations to the Emergency Department and the ICU, medical, surgical, and obstetrical units, as well as, Dr. Albert O’Mahony Manor, and the Protective Care Unit can be expected. On-call including holidays and weekends is shared equitably amongst the rural Psychiatrists of Eastern Health and includes Emergency Room and consultation liaison services for non-psychiatric inpatients. The physician will present for assessment of urgent psychiatric patients including their outpatient follow up. There is currently no inpatient acute care psychiatric beds in this facility. If inpatient services are required, the Psychiatrist will facilitate patient stabilization and transfer to the Waterford General Hospital located in St. John’s which is approximately 110 km away.

The successful incumbent must be willing to work in a team-based, client-focused department. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment 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. 

  • Medical Degree with specialist training in Psychiatry.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification (or equivalent) in Psychiatry.
  • Deemed eligible for licensure to practice by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information visit:
  • Satisfy credential and privilege requirements of Eastern Health including a satisfactory criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
Dates:Open until filled
Hours of Work:75 hours bi-weekly plus on call.

Salary and benefits for this position are to be paid in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement for Salaried Physicians in NL and commensurate with the level of experience. On-call is billable to Medical Care Plan (MCP). 

The specialist salary scale is: Step 1- $263,672 to Step 3 - $285,596.


  • Retention package of $4,000 after first year of service, $8,000 after 24 months and $12,000 after 36 months.
  • 20 days of Annual Leave;
  • Yearly - Family leave, 9 paid statutory days, compensatory leave, parental leave, education leave, study leave, and sick leave;
  • Employer-sponsor Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP);
  • Group Insurance benefits (Basic Group Life Insurance, including Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Supplementary Health Insurance-single (includes Group Travel Insurance and Vison Care) with optional additional group benefits. 

Eastern Health is prepared to provide assistance to offset expenses related to relocation, contingent on the execution of a return-in-service agreement.  In order to be eligible for reimbursement, the incumbent must remain employed with Eastern Health for a period of 24 worked months. Relocation expenses will be approved in accordance with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Relocation Policy. Please refer to the following link for information on the policy:

Other Information:

Clarenville is near a national park, downhill and cross-country ski lodges, 2 golf courses, hunting and fishing opportunities, and cultural events. Clarenville has a stadium, swimming pool, theatre, soccer pitch, running track, several softball fields and playgrounds, hiking trails, and snowmobile trails. Please visit

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