Anatomical / General Pathologist Full-time Job4 months ago Doctor / Physician South Zone 130 views
Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) is accepting applications for a full-time Anatomical or General Pathologist for Chinook Regional Hospital starting as soon as possible. Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH) is a regional institution located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and is the referral centre for 9 smaller rural hospitals.The catchment area has a population of 180,000 and serves the geographic area of South-Western Alberta.CRH is a 310 bed acute care facility and provides a comprehensive service for most specialties and has an onsite cancer centre. The successful candidate will join a team of 8 laboratory physicians and is required to have excellent skills in surgical pathology and cytopathology. Additional expertise in hematopathology will be considered favorably.
APL is a multi-site, province-wide laboratory organization providing comprehensive laboratory services and is an independent, but publicly funded, wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS).CRH collaborates closely with APL in Calgary which serves as a specialized tertiary referral centre.
The Chinook Regional Hospital laboratory has sections of anatomical pathology including cytology, hematology, biochemistry and microbiology and most testing is performed onsite in Lethbridge.Comprehensive onsite immunohistochemistry is available. 21,000 surgical specimens, 2,600 non-gynecologic cytology specimens and 190 bone marrow biopsy specimens are processed annually.
Job Summary & Responsibilities
The Anatomical Pathologist / General Pathologist will report directly to the Regional Laboratory Medicine Site Chief in Lethbridge who in turn reports to the Medical Director, South Sector (APL) and the provincial Chief Medical Laboratory Officer.The Anatomical Pathologist / General Pathologist must maintain the highest possible standards of practice including prompt delivery of services to match established key performance indicators and provincial metrics, must actively participate in quality assurance and quality improvement programs, and teaching when required.
Required qualifications for this position include an MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in Anatomical Pathology or General Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or Anatomical Pathology or Anatomical Pathology/Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
- Effective communication, skills in quality assurance and operational efficiency
- Ability to work in a dynamic changing environment
- Ability to balance service and quality imperative in a resource-sensitive environment
- Ability to work collaboratively and being an overall team player
Candidates interviewed for this position maybe considered for other positions.
Please note that all staff new to APL must provide a criminal records check in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.
In accordance with the Canadian Foreign Workers requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. This position is available for AHS Sponsorship.
- Position Classification: Full-time
- FTE: 1
- Department: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
- Specialty: Anatomical Pathology
- Recruiting Organization: Alberta Precision Laboratories
- Sponsorship Eligible: Yes
- Compensation: An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is provided. Starting remuneration is commensurate with the level of training and experience. Remuneration range for a Laboratory Physician / Pathologist in Alberta is $353,874.00 to $411,650.00.Candidates interviewed for this position maybe considered for other positions.
- Community Info:
Lethbridge is a growing mid-sized city with a population of 106,550 and is the third largest city in Alberta.The city has excellent amenities including a highly regarded university and is only one hour away from the Rocky Mountains.The location is convenient for both winter and summer recreational activities, close to Montana and Waterton National Park, and within easy reach of Calgary and an international airport.
- Posting Date: Sep 14, 2023
- Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
- Target Start Date: Jan 2, 2024
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