Locum – Surgical Ophthalmologist

Prince Edward Island is seeking a Locum Surgical Ophthalmologist for six months (with possibility of extension) to provide the full scope of Ophthalmology services working with a team of six Ophthalmologists. Surgical services are performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), located in ​Charlottetown . The QEH is a 243-bed provincial referral hospital which includes a spacious Provincial Eye Clinic and an Eye Surgery Suite.

Hours of Work:

  • Up to 37.5 hours/week to a maximum of 1,725 hours/year for a contract-for-service physician (for contracts less than one year, maximum hours are pro-rated).


Physicians have the option of choosing a fee-for-service or contract for service payment modality. 

  • Base contract-for-service rate is $130.65 - $149.52/hour.
  • Fee-for-service is based on the Tariff of Fees in the Master Agreement.
  • After hours and weekend on-call services provided outside of  regular contract-for-service hours are paid on a fee-for-service basis.


  • 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 application fees with the PEI Medical Society of PEI(link is external) and some application fees with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI(link is external).
  • 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 $7,500 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.

Certifications and Other Requirements: