Psychiatrist - Locum

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Facility:James Paton Memorial Health Centre
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Employer:James Paton Memorial Regional Health CentreLicense:Full or Provisional License



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, locatedadjacent 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 forthe 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.


* 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.

*Language of Work: English

Dates:As soon as possible
Hours of Work:75 hours biweekly

Salaried Locum rate $1225 per day or Fee-for-Service (as per the Memorandum of Agreement and Dept of Health 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.

Other Information:

Competition number: P-2016000792-JPM

Contact Information:

Interested applicants are asked to apply on this position through eRecruit. Only applications received through eRecruit will be processed. The link to eRecruit is:

Business Address:Central Regional Health Authority, 50 Union Street, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, A2A 2E1



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