Locum Neonatologist – Charlottetown

The Pediatrics Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is seeking a Locum Neonatologist. Placement opportunities can be as short as a 1 month or as long as 6 months, with possibility of extension to 12 months, with preference being given to long-term locums,  between September 2021 and September 2022.

Located in Prince Edward Island’s charming capital city, Charlottetown, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a 243-bed provincial referral facility, is operated by Health PEI, a crown corporation responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services in Prince Edward Island.

The QEH NICU is a 13 bed, level 2b+, community NICU. We are the provincial neonatology service for PEI. We currently provide intensive care for neonates 30 weeks’ gestation and above. All neonates < 37 weeks’ gestation or < 2500gm birth weight are cared for in our unit. We provide intensive care services including: parenteral nutrition, noninvasive and invasive ventilation, surfactant, central line access (PICC/UVC), and invasive and non-invasive monitoring. We work within a multidisciplinary team including NICU RNs and RRTs, pharmacy, lactation consultant, social work, PT/OT, and dietitian. High risk deliveries are attended by the Neonatal Team (NICU RN, RRT, and neonatologist or pediatrician on call). The call schedule is shared between neonatology and general pediatrics, with the neonatologist participating in the general pediatrics call schedule (approx. 1 in 5). The neonatologist provides 2nd call to the general pediatricians. Additional services include a NICU follow-up clinic and prenatal consultations.

Hours of Work:

  • Full-time hours are defined as 37.5 hours per week.


The physician shall have the option of choosing fee-for-service or contract for service payment modality

  • An additional blended payment is available and is paid as a percentage (31%) of approved shadow billings;
  • On-call work for NICU 2nd call outside of regular salary hours is remunerated by an on-call retainer and fee-for-service; 
  • On-call work for general pediatrics outside of regular salary hours is remunerated by an on-call retainer and fee for service; and
  • Includes benefits such as paid vacation entitlement starting at four weeks annually, paid time and funds for Continuing Medical Education, and contribution to a cost-shared RRSP program.

Fee for service in accordance with the Tariff of Fees in the Master Agreement.

Information related to payment modalities, including salary; fee-for-service tariff of fees; blended payments (shadow billings); on-call payments; and benefits including paid vacation entitlements, CME funding, RRSP program, and more can be found in the Master Agreement.

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


  • 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 up to a maximum of $7500 per fiscal year. Physicians must complete the Locum Support Stipend Form to receive these funds; and
  • Arrangements and payment for car rental and accommodations are the responsibility of the physician.

Certifications and Other Requirements:

To apply, send C.V to:

Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Recruitment & Retention Secretariat
(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: 
June 21, 2021
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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