Regional Clinical Chief

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Regional Clinical Chief
Mental Health and Addictions Program

Eastern Health | St. John’s, NL

Eastern Regional Health Authority invites expressions of interest for a Regional Clinical Chief of Mental Health and Addictions.  This is an exciting leadership opportunity to contribute to the transformation of mental health and addictions services in Newfoundland and Labrador.  The Clinical Chief will have the exciting opportunity to lead program development for a new adult mental health hospital under construction with completion date slated for 2024.  This is the first new adult mental health facility in the Province in 150 years. 

Eastern Health is the largest integrated health organization in Newfoundland and Labrador.  It employs over 13,000 employees and provide services to a regional population of more than 300,000.  Eastern Health has unique provincial responsibilities for tertiary level institutional services.

Eastern Health is seeking a leader that will develop and foster sustainable relationships with internal and external stakeholders and a champion of mental health and addictions services in the community and in our facilities. You will help shape our corporate strategic direction bringing your experience to help change and innovation. This is a challenging and important role that will help drive organizational excellence.

The Clinical Chief will be accountable for the leadership and management of the Mental Health and Addictions program including providing quality medical services, professional medical expertise and knowledge to the program to ensure the delivery of optimum levels of services within the available allocated resources, and for the promotion of an interdisciplinary approach to the delivery of patient care. The Chief is responsible for the scheduling and physician coverage requirements to support the program. The Clinical Chief will be jointly accountable with the program directors for the effective and efficient operations of the program.

The Clinical Chief role is a 0.4 full time equivalent stipend position with the expectation the Physician will dedicate one work day per week to the administrative role and the additional time is considered flex time to attend meetings and deal with issues outside of the usual work week.  The incumbent’s clinical work will be remunerated on a fee for service basis.

To be considered candidates must be eligible for licensure as a Psychiatrist in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and hold membership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

Eastern Health has teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University affording opportunities for research and teaching. 

Why practice in St. John’s? Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s most easterly and unique province.  St. John’s, the provincial capital, is the economic and cultural hub of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are friendly and welcoming and our residents are our best Ambassadors.  We are renowned for humor, song, art and craftsmanship and NL offers an excellent quality of life.  To learn more visit

Please send curriculum vitae and contact information for three references by December 15, 2020 to:

Dr. Doug Drover, Chief of Staff

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In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Eastern Health hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to submit an expression of interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.