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Posted: Wed Oct 04 2023

Emergency Room Physician (BH 373)

Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador


Emergency Room Physician

Clarenville, Newfoundland


Our Client in Eastern Newfoundland is seeking two full-time General Emergency Room physicians to add to the Emergency Department. The hospital provides services to a catchment area of approximately 20,000 people. The hospital is affiliated with the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Medical School, consisting of 41 acute care beds, 44 long-term care beds, and 9 ER beds. 


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. The community has a swimming pool, stadium, theater, soccer pitch, running track, several softball fields and playgrounds, hiking, and snowmobile trails.


Job Summary:


Both positions are available immediately. The ER shifts are allocated in an equitable and predictable templated format. ER MD shifting is solo, with ER Nurse Practitioner support from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays. A limited amount of 2nd ER MD shifting is also used as available during peak periods. Core generalist specialty support resources are in place. There is a dedicated ER portable ultrasound which is based in the ER, and 24 hour emergent CT scanning  available in the building. MD ambulance transfer escort duties and operating room assistance may also be required. A shared 0.5 FTE appointment could potentially be considered as an alternative.


Hours of Work: The position is for approximately 80 hours of service in a two-week period. Shift Work - dayshift 10 hours/night shift 14 hours.



  • 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.


  • Retention package of  $5,000 after the first year of service,$10,000 after 24 months, and $15,000 after 36 months.

  • Assistance can be provided to offset expenses related to relocation, contingent on the execution of a return-in-service

  • Free housing accommodations are available for the first month of employment.



  • Hold ATLS, ACLS, BLS and PALS Certifications

  • Royal College eligibility in EM OR CCFP certification (CCFP EM is not required)

  • MCCQE1 exam OR a complete set of USMLE's

  • Eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Or your training and certification is from an approved jurisdiction. Approved jurisdictions: Australia, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, Ireland,South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong and Switzerland. 


Information on the Town of Clarenville can be viewed at:


Interested candidates please contact or send CV to:

Michelle Flynn, RPR

COO/ Physician Recruitment Consultant

CanAm Physician Recruiting Inc.


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