Family Physician Float

Job Location: Port Saunders
Job Type: Full Time, Salaried
Internal or External: External
Post Date: 2014-11-04
Close Date: Until Filled
Job Category: Medical


Western Health is seeking the services of a salaried, Family Physician who will be based at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, Port Saunders and required to float within the northern region of Western Health. This position is established to assist in providing full scope Family Practice services at Rufus Guinchard Health Center, Bonne Bay Health Centre, Cow Head/Parsons Pond/Daniel’s Harbour Medical Clinics, and Trout River/Woody Point Medical Clinics.

The role of this Physician includes:

  • Provision of Family Practice coverage at any of the above locations during absences of the other physicians;
  • Physician is expected to work an 8-hour work day in the Health Centre / Medical Clinic, Monday to Friday from 0830 to 1630 hours.
  • Physician availability is expected from 0830 to 1800 hours on clinic days.
  • Provision of a regular rotation of on call services between sites as per a schedule established by Western Health.


Interested applicants must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador (CPSNL) under the Family Medicine guidelines and satisfy the credentialing requirements of Western Health. 


The General Practice Salary Scale ranges from $151,591.00 to $181,912.00 as outlined in the current Memorandum of Agreement. The Department of Health and Community Services in accordance with Provincial Guidelines will officially determine a Physician’s step assignment.

Additional Information:

Potential benefits are available.

Visit the following web site for further information on Western Health:

Enjoy living in a fabulous setting – Exceptional skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, kayaking, salmon fishing and much more on Newfoundland’s beautiful West Coast! If you are interested in this position and you are seeking a rewarding career with a high quality of life for you and your family, please respond.

Contact Information:

Identifying Western Health Ad - Family Physician Float in subject line, please express interest in writing including a detailed curriculum vitae and names of 3 references to:

Sarah Rousseau, Regional Physician Recruitment Manager
Medical Services Department
Western Health
P.O. Box 2005
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6J7
Fax:  709-634-3807