Higher Talent Healthcare is currently seeking qualified Psychiatrists on behalf of our client, Eastern Health. There are both full-time, permanent as well as locum opportunities available. These positions are located in Carbonear or Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Who We Are
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador, priding ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people of our province via embodying our Healthy People, Healthy Communities vision daily. Eastern Health and our 13,000 dedicated employees offer a full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, hospital care and unique provincial programs and supports to over 300,000 people.

The Community
Overlooking the pristine Conception Bay, Carbonear is one of the oldest settlements in the province, a community steeped in culture and tradition. Start your morning along the boardwalk, take the afternoon to explore the scenic Baccalieu Coastal Drive and end the day with some local town theatre. The perfect mix of a rural setting with the urban amenities of the province’s capital city within an hour’s drive away, Carbonear is truly the best of both worlds.

Located on the gateway to the Avalon, Clarenville is situated amidst a stunning backdrop of forest, hills and waterways; a nature lover’s dream. Whether boating, skiing, hiking or simply a stroll and shop through the local Farmer’s Market is your cup of tea, Clarenville offers all the amenities of a larger town centre with a safe and tight knit community feel for you and your family to flourish.

The Role
The Psychiatrist position is part of the Mental Health and Addictions Program and provides psychiatric care to primarily adult patients via a collaborative, client-focused, multi-disciplinary approach. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, providing outpatient assessments, consultations to the ER, ICU, medical, surgical, obstetrical, and other units, as well as on call coverage.

The Work Environment
Carbonear Hospital is a 70 acute care bed facility with a 6 bed ICU. Specialty services include; anesthesia, general surgery, obstetrical/gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, ENT, family medicine and 24-hour emergency coverage. Further supportive services include 24-hour diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, respiratory therapy, chemotherapy, ICU/cardiac and palliative care. There are visiting services for ophthalmology and urology. Carbonear’s Psychiatry Department is comprised of a total of three full-time salaried Psychiatrists, one Mental Health Nurse and two Secretaries. The position falls under the Mental Health and Addictions Program and provides psychiatric care to patients aged 16 and older from the Rural Avalon region.

The Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville provides services to 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. Other services include nursing, nutrition, 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. Additional hospital facilities include Coish Place which houses psychiatry and various community support programs, including dialysis, and the Bungalow which is a 10-bed protective care facility.


Compensation and Incentives
Compensation starting at $263,672 annually for full time permanent positions with a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave allowance (Vacation, family, sickness, educational, amidst others)
  • Group Insurance benefits (Health, life, travel, amidst other optional group add-ons)
  • Employer-sponsored Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

Compensation starting at $1,335.00 per day for locum positions.
Reimbursements for travel and relocation expenses available (conditions apply).
Signing and retention bonuses available (conditions apply).

Whether Newfoundland and Labrador is your home, or you are ready to make Newfoundland and Labrador your new home, we would love to hear from you regarding your interest in this exciting lifestyle and career opportunity!

For more information, please reach out to Ashley Verge, Recruitment Specialist, and Heather Costello, Health Care Consultant/Recruiter, at healthcare@highertalent.ca

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We embrace diversity. Individuals that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants considered for the position will be subject to a background check. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. This opportunity is open to both candidates legally entitled to work in Canada as well as candidates meeting the immigration requirements to relocate.

Carbonear and Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada