Physiatrist - Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Charlottetown
Health PEI
Charlottetown, PEI
2 years ago
Start Date
February 14, 2022
Experience Level
Physical Medicine and Rehab
Employment Type
Health PEI is seeking candidates for a full-time permanent Physiatrist based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Charlottetown
(link is external), 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 successful candidate 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.


One (1) position beginning immediately. 


Physicians have the option of choosing a salary or contract for services remuneration.  There may be an opportunity to explore additional duties for fee-for-service payment.  Further information related to payment modalities, including salary; contract for service, 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 between Health PEI and Medical Society of Prince Edward Island.

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-in-Service Grant may be available;
•    Eligible moving expense reimbursement up to $10,000 is available;
•    There is an opportunity to be affiliated with Dalhousie University for Post-Graduate and Under-Graduate teaching. CME via videoteleconference is readily available including regional Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Rounds from Dalhousie/NS Rehabilitation Centre.
•    The provincial Electronic Patient Records System, laboratory services and diagnostic imaging is well developed with access via VPN onsite and in the community. 
•    Other incentives as per the Master Agreement.

Certifications and Other Requirements:

•    FRCPC or eligibility for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification;
•    Eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island; and
•    Appointment to the Health PEI Medical Staff and appropriate privileging. 

Additional Information:

The Physical Medicine Rehab Department 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.


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;

Health Care Workers are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination as per Health PEI’s Covid-19 Immunization and Management Policy. In the event that a new hire is unable to be vaccinated as a result of a medical exemption they will be required to submit supporting documentation to Employee Health / Wellness and Safety.

In the event of a discrepancy in information on this website and the Master Agreement, the Master Agreement shall prevail.
Health PEI
Head Office 16 Garfield St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 6A5, Canada
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Health PEI is responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services in Prince Edward Island. The organization operates hospitals, health centres, public long-term care nursing facilities and community-based programs and services.

Health PEI’s primary goals are to:
  • provide Islanders with safe, quality, person-centered care and services;
  • provide access to appropriate care by the right provider in the right setting; and
  • optimize resources and processes to sustain a viable health care system.
The Health PEI Board of Directors governs the agency, is accountable to the Minister of Health and Wellness and works collectively on behalf of all Islanders to ensure the management and delivery of safe, quality health care. The board also oversees the Chief Executive Officer who works with a broad range of dedicated health care professionals and administrative staff to provide high quality health care that is measured against national standards.

Health PEI was created in July 2010 marking a major step toward realizing a One Island Health System that provides Islanders with the right care, by the right provider, in the right place. 

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Charlottetown, PEI
Location Prince Edward Island
The capital and largest city of the province of Prince Edward Island.

The city itself has a population of 36,000 and is part of a larger metropolitan population of about 77,000.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Address 60 Riverside Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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