Scope of practice: adult general psychiatry, community and in patient
A Psychiatrist position has become available in a in a multidisciplinary hospital-based team providing integrated medical care to a rural, yet well-developed region, in Atlantic Canada. Employer sponsored accelerated fast track immigration is provided with attractive remuneration on salaried or fee for service basis with a superb CME system.
- Public sector, hospital employer, 50 bed general hospital
- Permanent role with annual retention bonus on salaried contract
- 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, psychiatry, 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 and close support from the regional tertiary care hospital.
There is an excellent and accredited CME program and an allowance for CME activities.
You will join a team of psychiatrists providing medical services to a rural population covering a large area on an outpatient and in-patient basis. You will be review patients referred to the outpatient clinics, provide consultation and advice to general practitioners and other specialists and conduct regular ward rounds.
Occasional travel may be required for the remote rescue of patients by air. There are close ties with the regional tertiary care centre and excellent support provided.
You must be able to obtain provisional or full licence to practise as a psychiatrist 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 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.
There are hiking and community events, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling , bike paths, a swimming pool, a hockey rink, a new craft brewery (RagnaRöck Northern Brewing Co), new coffee shop, and delicious restaurants open mainly in the summer.
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.