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Anatomical or General Pathologist Full-time Job

1 year ago   Doctor / Physician   Red Deer   48 views
Job Details


Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL)in collaboration with DynaLIFE Medical Labs is seeking a full time Anatomical or General Pathologist for Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (RDRHC). RDRHC is a regional institution located in the city of Red Deer, Alberta, and the referral centre for over 30 smaller rural hospitals in Central Zone. The catchment area has a population of 450,000 and serves the geographic area of Central Alberta. RDRHC is a 375 bed acute care facility providing comprehensive service for most specialties, including an onsite cancer centre. The successful candidate will join a team of 13 pathologists, a PhD clinical chemist and a medical microbiologist. The successful candidate is required to have excellent skills in surgical pathology and cytology. Additional expertise in dermatopathology and/or hematopathology would be of value. There are opportunities to perform bone marrow biopsies with separate remuneration. The RDRHC lab is an elective training site for both the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary Anatomical and General Pathology residency programs. It is expected that the successful applicant would participate in pathology resident teaching and supervision on occasion. There is opportunity to obtain clinical academic appointments at one or both institutions.

APL is a multi-site, province-wide laboratory organization providing comprehensive laboratory services and is an independent, but publically funded organization that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS). The RDRHC laboratory has sections of anatomical pathology (including non-gynecologic cytology), hematology and transfusion medicine, biochemistry and microbiology with most testing performed onsite. Comprehensive onsite immunohistochemistry and special stains are available. 32,000 surgical specimens, 6,500 non-gynecologic cytology specimens, 200 bone marrow biopsies and 6,000 peripheral blood smear specimens are processed annually. DynaLIFE Medical Labs is the successful private-sector partner for the forthcoming transition of community lab services in Alberta, and this position will include provision of clinical services for both organizations. DynaLIFE has been providing laboratory and diagnostic services to Albertans for more than 50 years and is a privately owned laboratory with approximately 1,400 employees at 36 sites across Northern Alberta. DynaLIFE currently performs over 19 million laboratory tests per year, including over 100,000 surgical specimens a year.

Job Summary & Responsibilities

Anatomical/General Pathologists 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, must provide departmental on call coverage as required, and provide teaching when needed.

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.

Please note that all staff new to APL must provide a criminal records check in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.


Qualifications include a MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in Anatomic Pathology or General Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or Anatomic 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 be an overall team player
Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Specialty: Anatomical Pathology
  • Secondary Specialty: Cytopathology
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Precision Laboratories
  • Sponsorship Eligible: Yes
  • Compensation: An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is provided. The pathologist will function as a contractor with APL. 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.
  • Community Info:

    Red Deer is a mid-sized city with a population of 104,000 and is the third largest city in Alberta. The city has excellent amenities including Red Deer Polytechnic, a comprehensive city park system and good-quality schools. The location is convenient for winter and summer recreational activities. Both Edmonton and Calgary are approximately 1.5 hours away and the Rocky Mountains can be reached within 2 hours.

  • Posting Date: Aug 22, 2022
  • Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
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