Job Posting
locum Physician - Pathology at Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Job ID: 8676

The Department of Pathology at Health PEI has locum opportunities to provide support to our laboratory team of six Pathologists, one Hematopathologist, two Clinical Chemists, and one Medical Microbiologist.

NOTE: This locum opportunity will remain open for an indefinite period.

Working in PEI is a unique and rewarding setting since it provides a small town feel with a variety of specimens but the opportunity to work at a provincial level. While Health PEI is a multi-site facility, the pathologists are predominantly located at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, PE, which is a 243-bed facility providing emergency, surgical, inpatient and ambulatory care services. Pathologists rotate (one week in six) at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside, PE, which is a 45-minute drive from Charlottetown.

The candidate must have the ability to sign out surgical and cytology specimens. Additional assets include sign out of hematopathology specimens, performing autopsies, and managing transfusion medicine, chemistry and microbiology issues while on-call. The ideal candidate would also have strong skills in clinical laboratory diagnostics. Fellowship training in transfusion medicine, cytology or surgical pathology would also be an asset. The position requires strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills in order to interact well with laboratory and administrative staff, and clinicians.

The successful applicant must be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice in Prince Edward Island and be a fellow or eligible for fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is also mandatory.

Last Mirrored
This vacancy was mirrored to from on June 14, 2024.

Application Process
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Physician - Pathology
Prince Edward Island
Employment Type
Locum General (or Anatomical) Pathologist
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Physicians have the option of choosing a fee for service or contract for services remuneration. 
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Reimbursement of the MCC-AMR Application Fee and PEI Application Fee costs when you apply for licensing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI online through Physicians Apply

Reimbursement of registration fees with the College of Physicians and Surgeons
Coverage of dues with the Medical Society of PEI.
Cost of return travel to Prince Edward Island based on an economy airfare to a maximum of $2,000. If traveling by car, mileage will be reimbursed as determined by PEI Treasury Board rates and bridge and road tolls reimbursed with submission of receipts. Reimbursement for travel by car is not to exceed the cost of economy airfare. Reimbursement for travel over $2000 will be considered with prior approval from the Locum Program Coordinator where no other options exist.

Option a)

$200 per day with no receipts; or

Option b)

Reimbursement for car rental up to $1,400 weekly with receipts.
Coverage of hotel accommodations during the length of the locum stay on Prince Edward Island, up to a maximum of $300 per night with receipts.
$50 per day living expense stipend will be provided during the locum period (no receipts required).
Car rental and accommodation costs exceeding the rates indicated above require advance approval by the Locum Program Coordinator.

Non-working days – for Options A & B, locums will be reimbursed as per their selected option, where this cost is less than the return travel home on off days. *For reimbursement for non-working days will be considered with prior approval from the Locum Program Coordinator. Hospital-based electronic health record system with access to lab and x-ray reports from office may be available. 
Qualification Requirements
Fellowship training in transfusion medicine, cytology or surgical pathology considered an asset; ;
FRCPC or eligibility for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada(link is external) Certification;
Eligibility for an unrestricted licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island(link is external);
Appointment to the Health PEI Medical Staff and appropriate privileging; and
Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is also mandatory.
Atlantic Registry

Starting May 1, 2023, physicians whose primary practice is in Atlantic Canada (and hold a general registration in either PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador) may be eligible to obtain registration to practice in all four Atlantic Canadian provinces via the Atlantic Registry. For more information or to opt-in to the Atlantic Registry, contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island today!

Health Care Workers are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination as per Health PEI’s Covid-19 Immunization and Management Policy. If 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. 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Prince Edward Island 
Street Address 1
16 Fitzroy Street,3rd floor Sullivan Building, PO Box 2000 
Street Address 2
City / Town
Postal / Zip Code
Institution Description
Health PEI is responsible for the delivery of publicly-funded health services in Prince Edward Island. The agency operates hospitals, health centres, public long-term care nursing facilities and community-based programs and services. 
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Health Recruiter 
(902) 368-6414 
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Published on 2024-05-28
Edited on 2024-05-28