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General / Anatomical Pathologist

Anatomical Pathology, General Pathology
Full Time Practice
Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
2020-12-07  Time: 23:59
start immediately
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.
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Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) has a full time position available for a General Pathologist / Anatomical Pathologist at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, starting immediately. The successful candidate will join a team of 3 laboratory physicians working mostly at an acute care institution. The duties include anatomic pathology, general pathology including consultation in blood bank, hematology, clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, accession and/or point of care services and the provision of 1:4 on call coverage; cytopathology, intradepartmental and interdepartmental
consultations, frozen section, supervision of one of the rural lab areas and proficiency test assessments. Approximately 11,450 surgical specimens, 2073 non-gynecologic cytology specimens and 40 bone marrow biopsy specimens are processed annually.

Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS), province-wide laboratory organization providing comprehensive laboratory services.

The Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (MHRH) is an acute care facility, which also includes sub-acute/restorative care beds serving South East Alberta with a catchment population of ~110,000. MHRH has 246 acute care beds, 30 geriatric beds, 10 ICU beds and 7 NICU bassinets. MHRH is an accredited Level 3 Trauma Centre providing coverage in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, ENT, Urology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery and Cancer services.

Job Summary & Responsibilities
The permanent full-time position takes direction from, and reports to the Regional Laboratory Medicine Site Chief, at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, who in turn reports to the South Sector Medical Director (APL) in Calgary.

The General Pathologist / Anatomical 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.

Qualifications include a MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in General Pathology or Anatomical 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

An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is provided. Options to function as either a contractor or an employee exist. 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.

The posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please note that all employees new to APL must provide a criminal records check in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.

Interested persons meeting the above qualifications should forward their curriculum vitae, referencing competition number 2020-EXT-003, and contact information of three referees to:

Julio C Silva, MD, FRCPC, FCAP
Regional Laboratory Medicine Site Chief
Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
Alberta Precision Laboratories Ltd., (APL) – South Sector
Phone: 403-502-8635

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.

Alberta Precision Laboratories Ltd.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

All new offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the employer.
This information is collected by the authority of the Protection For Person In Care Act (Section 10(4)).

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