- Public sector, hospital employer
- Permanent role with annual retention bonus on salaried contract
- 50 bed general hospital
- Fast track immigration to PR status
- Relocation expenses covered
- Fee for Service option available
- Excellent CME programme
A compact public sector 50 bed hospital with 24/7 emergency department, family medicine department and secondary care services which include general surgery, orthopaedics, internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthesiology, intensive care, ophthalmology, pathology and radiology (including CT scan, mammography and ultrasound).
The hospital serves a rural population but is well equipped and the region has excellent modern infrastructure. There is strong emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.
There is an accredited CME program and an allowance for CME activities.
You will join a team of anaesthetists providing 1 in 4 – 1 in 5 cover, managing anaesthesia services for hospitalised patients and outpatients for elective and emergency surgical procedures.
General Surgery, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology and ENT Surgery are the major disciplines and occasional travel may be required for the remote rescue of patients by air.
You must be able to obtain provisional or full licence to practise as an anaesthetist from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and will need to have completed your postgraduate training in UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or South Africa.
Remuneration for a position of anaesthetist is available at Fee-For-Service or on a salary scale. Salary scales are determined by the Provincial Department of Health and Community Services and start with Step 1 at $215,749 and increase to Step 5 at $258,316
A yearly retention bonus is also available, starting at $12,000 after the first year and increasing to $36,000 after the third year.
Additional remuneration is also available for salaried physicians for coverage of call in excess of 1 in 3.
The region of Newfoundland is situated in Atlantic Canada, about 3 hours flight north of New York. It offers an abundance of outdoor activities, spectacular scenery and wildlife and a very safe family environment.
Why should you apply?
This role is a gateway into Canada offering an accelerated route to settled immigration status. It offers a guaranteed income with the option of a fee for service contract, excellent working conditions and a relaxed lifestyle in a region which is remote and rural yet well developed with excellent transport links. A good CME programme allows maintenance of qualifications and the opportunity to take the local Canadian exams.
If you are interested in one of these demanding but rewarding positions and feel that you have the skills required to work in this challenging environment, please apply.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: MOVING TO CANADA