Locum - Family Physician – Kings County Primary Care Network 

Locum - Family Physician – Kings County Primary Care Network 

Health PEI is seeking a locum Family Physician to provide the full scope of primary care to the Kings Primary Care Network.

Electronic access to patients’ personal health information is available via Cerner (hospital-based electronic health record system, in which there is access to lab and x-ray reports from the office). Locum physicians will be required to support inpatient services and the opportunity to support emergency services at Kings County Memorial Hospital, a 30-bed community hospital located adjacent to the Montague Health Centre. 

The breathtaking rural community of Three Rivers is approximately 40 minutes from Charlottetown. Locum physicians will be supported by a dedicated Medical Secretary and Licensed Practical Nurse. There is also access to Registered Nurses and a Registered Dietitian, whom are available to support multiple chronic disease programs and Social Worker support for mild to moderate anxiety and depressive illness. Diabetes patients are also supported by full-time certified Diabetes Educators.  Health PEI is a crown corporation responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services in Prince Edward Island.  Health PEI's Head Office is located at 16 Garfield Street, Charlottetown, PEI. 


Physicians have the option of contract-for-service or fee-for-service payment modality.   

  • Base contract-for-service range is $105.47-$112.89/hour.
  • Fee-for-service is based on the Tariff of Fees in the Master Agreement.
  • After hours and on-call services provided outside contract-for-service hours are paid on a fee-for-service basis.

Please contact the Recruitment and Retention Secretariat at healthrecruiter@gov.pe.ca to discuss remuneration information and options in further detail.

Hours of Work

  • Up to 37.5 hours/week to a maximum 1,725 hours/year for contract-for-service physicians. 


  • Return travel based on economy airfare.  If traveling by car, mileage rates are determined by PEI Treasury Board Policy and cannot exceed economy airfare.
  • Application fees with the Medical Society of PEI and some application fees with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI will be covered.
  • Locum support stipend to offset the cost of accommodations and other living expenses:  $200/day worked June - September and $150/day worked October - May.  Physicians must complete the Locum Support Stipend form to receive these funds.
  • Arrangements and payment for car rental and accommodation are the responsibility of the physician. 
  • Hospital-based electronic health record system with access to lab and x-ray reports from office may be available.

Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • MCCEE, MCCQE Part I and MCCQE Part II as well as 1- 2 years of clinical experience working in Canada. 
  • Eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI.
  • Appointment to the Health PEI Medical Staff and appropriate privileging. 
  • CCFP physicians will be given priority.
  • Work experience preferable.

For further information, contact:
Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Recruitment and Retention Secretariat
Department of Health and Wellness
(902) 368-6302; healthrecruiter@gov.pe.ca

"In the event of a discrepancy in information on this website and the Master Agreement, the Master Agreement shall prevail"

Published date: 
September 22, 2020
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General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness

Recruitment and Retention Secretariat

3rd Floor, Sullivan Building
16 Fitzroy Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3874
Fax: 902-620-3875