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Locum - Obstetrics/Gynecology - Charlottetown


  • Health PEI is seeking OB/GYN physicians to provide locum support to a team of six OB/GYNs in Charlottetown.
  • Locum physician(s) will share in the responsibility for the care of approximately two thirds of the women in the province of Prince Edward Island, which has a population of 146,600 residents.
  • Obstetricians/Gynecologists in the province provide prenatal care and deliveries.
  • Locum physician(s) will have privileges in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the referral centre for the province, which is a 243 bed facility providing a broad range of specialty support services: general surgery, urology, radiology, medicine and ICU back up. The service is well supported by the local tertiary centre for maternal fetal medicine and oncology services.


Health PEI
16 Garfield Street
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8


  • 37.5 hours per week for contract for service physicians


  • Participation in on-call services with the group of Obstetricians/Gynecologists.
  • Provide referral services for family physicians in the province.


  • The physician shall have the option choosing fee-for-service or contract for service payment modality.
  • Contract for service range $127.12 - $145.62 per hour.  On call services are paid on a fee for service basis over and above the hourly contract for service rate.  There is also an additional stipend for on call services.
  • Fee for service rates are based on the tariff of fees listed in the Master Agreement
  • For more details, go to MASTER AGREEMENT.


  • Return travel based on economy airfare.  If traveling by car, mileage rates are determined by PEI Treasury Board Policy and cannot exceed economy airfare.
  • Coverage of licensing fees with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI and the Medical Society of PEI
  • 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 successful candidates must have Fellowship in Obstetrics/Gynecology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
  • Must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI
  • Work experience is preferred

For further information please contact:

Dr. Peter Bethune
Chief Obstetrics and Gynecology
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Telephone: (902)629-8858 (office)   (902)894-2111 (hospital)

Send C.V. to:

Sheila MacLean, Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Recruitment and Retention Secretariat
Department of Health and Wellness
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902)368-6302
Fax:  (902)620-3875
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