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Posted: Fri Feb 04 2022

Pediatrician (BH 173)

Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador
Per Hour

Direct Hire

Pediatrician Opportunity 

Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, NL is seeking a full-time Pediatrician.


Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent, and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities. 

Eastern Health has one full time Pediatric position available for the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital. The hospital 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 Pediatrician is expected to work collaboratively with family physicians and other specialists to provide a multidisciplinary approach to pediatric patients in a clinic setting, consultations, inpatient care, and on-call coverage. The position is part of the Child and Women’s Health Program of Eastern Health. Outpatient assessments take place at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital and 5 Coish Place and the space is shared with other specialists. Consultations from the Emergency Department, family medicine community physicians, obstetrical units, school

counsellors, and child, youth and family specialists can be expected. On-call including holidays and weekends is shared equitably amongst the rural Pediatricians. There is one inpatient acute care pediatric bed in this hospital. If inpatient services are required, the Pediatrician will facilitate patient stabilization and transfer to the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre 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 Pediatrics.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification (or equivalent) in Pediatrics.

  • 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.

Hours of Work: 75 hours bi-weekly plus on-call


  • Remuneration will be in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador dated May 3, 2022.
  • The Specialist Salary Scale is Step 1 - $263,672 to Step 3 - $285,596. The salary step is determined by the Department of Health based on a physician’s years of clinical experience, noting that residency and fellowship training does not count towards years of clinical experience for this purpose.
  • Physicians working in Clarenville are eligible for Level 1 Salaried Specialist retention bonus which is currently $4,000 after one year of employment at Eastern Health. The retention bonus is paid annually on the anniversary date and shall increase (until capped) depending on years of service at Eastern Health. As a salaried physician physicians are required to participate in the employer sponsored RRSP administered by MD Financial Management to which the employer contributes an equal amount of 5% of your base salary.
  • On-call benefits paid in accordance with DOH guidelines. On-call coverage provided after the 1 in 3 monthly obligation is eligible to be paid $43.55 per hour and is administered by Eastern Health. Additionally physicians bill MCP $12.08 per hour for each hour they are scheduled on-call.
  • For the first three months of your employment, physicians can be provided accommodations free of charge upon request. A damage deposit is required.
  • Standard utilities are included with the exception of personal long distance telephone calls which will be the physician’s responsibility. The physician is expected to vacate the accommodation during this 3 month timeframe. Upon completion of 12 months of service, the physician is eligible for a one-time payment of $3,750 toward housing costs.
  • Incumbents will receive annually 20 days of vacation plus leave for workshops and other training.


Eastern Health is prepared to provide assistance to offset expenses related to relocation, contingent on the execution of a return-in-service agreement. 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:

Free housing accommodations are available for the first 3 months of employment.


  • 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.

    Other Information:

    For more information regarding Eastern Health, practicing in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Town of Clarenville, please visit the following websites:


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

Interested candidates please contact or send CV to:

Michelle Flynn, RPR

COO/ Physician Recruitment Consultant

CanAm Physician Recruiting Inc.


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