Physiatrist - Locum

Health PEI is seeking a locum Physiatrist beginning late May for a minimum of three (3) months with the possibility of extension based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Charlottetown, the capital city of Prince Edward Island (PEI). Health PEI is a crown corporation responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services in PEI. The successful candidate will join the Rehabilitation Team located in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of the QEH.  The QEH is a 243-bed provincial referral facility and general hospital. 

The locum will have an opportunity to: practice electrodiagnosis in the QEH EMG Lab in collaboration with our Neurological colleagues; perform inpatient and outpatient consultations and directive care; musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment; and participate in interdisciplinary rehabilitation clinics with our ambulatory teams. The Department has a well equipped rehabilitation clinic including the equipment for ultrasound and needle EMG guided diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Prince Edward Island remains one of the most enjoyed gems of Eastern Canada, that includes a unique mix of urban and rural experiences. We are surrounded by the Atlantic ocean with outstanding beaches, boating opportunities, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. PEI is recognized for its high number of quality golf courses frequented by Islanders and visitors alike.


Physicians have the option of choosing a fee for service or contract for services remuneration. Information related to payment modalities can be found in the Master Agreement between the Medical Society of PEI, the Government of PEI, and Health PEI.

Please contact the Recruitment and Retention Secretariat at to discuss remuneration information and options in further detail.

Hours of Work:

  • Full-time: 37.5 hrs/week
  • Currently our allocation is 2 Physiatrists and therefore on call is not required.


  • 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.
  • Arrangements and payment for car rental and accommodations are the responsibility of the physician.
  • The provincial Electronic Patient Records System, laboratory services and diagnostic imaging is well developed with access via VPN onsite and in the community. 

Certifications and Other Requirements:


Questions regarding Physiatric practice and specifics of the position can be directed to the Provincial Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 
Ed Harrison, MD, FRCPC
(902) 894-2061;

To apply, please send C.V. to:

Senior Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Recruitment & Retention Secretariat
(902) 368-6302;

Additional Information:

The Phys Med Rehab Dept has appropriate technologies to support assessment and treatment including gait analysis, BWS, NMES, excellent Prosthetics and Orthotics design and fabrication, and a soon-to-be installed mobility assessment module. The Department Manager and Management and Clinical Teams are extremely collaborative and collegial in goal directed and quality enhanced service provision for Islanders with disabilities. 

Intensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation occurs at the Provincial Rehabilitation Unit,  a specialized twenty bed unit in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Ten beds are designated for stroke rehabilitation and ten beds for general rehabilitation, typically including Islanders post traumatic brain injury, complex orthopedic/musculoskeletal impairments, peripheral and central neurological disorders. The unit is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of professionals who are highly dedicated to restoring optimal function and health, preventing complications and reintegration of individuals with disabilities back into the community. The unit successfully participated in our Provincial Stroke Program’s excellence award, the Accreditation Stroke Distinction Award. Quality improvement projects are ongoing in all patient populations on the unit lead by our Nurse Manager and Physiatrists. One of the physiatrists functions as the Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Unit in collaboration with the unit’s Medical Officer and Nurse Manager.

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

Published date: 
May 10, 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