Neuropathologist - Calgary, AB - Calgary Laboratory Services

Post Date: Sep 09 2013
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be determined

Address: Calgary, AB
City: Calgary, AB
Province / State: Alberta
Country: Canada

Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS) and the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) are seeking a qualified Neuropathologist (0.6 - 0.8 FTE) with additional Fellowship subspecialty training or equivalent experience in one or more of the following subspecialties: autopsy pathology, surgical pathology, cytopathology, or ophthalmic pathology (0.2 – 0.4 FTE). Candidates must have strong references and possess a strong track record of collegiality with co-workers. The successful candidate will join four other Neuropatholgists within our current group of 90+ laboratory physicians and scientists.

CLS is a multi-site, regionalized laboratory providing comprehensive laboratory services to Calgary and surrounding communities. CLS processes >20,000,000 tests, 120,000 surgical specimens, 245,000 gynecologic cytology specimens, and 10,000 non-gynecologic cytology specimens annually. The neuropathology laboratory processes > 650 surgical specimens and 180 adult autopsies each year,
including ~ 35 forensic neuropathology cases, plus ~ 75 pediatric/Perinatal autopsies each year. The successful candidate must have recent experience in a high volume setting with a similar case complexity. CLS is an independent, but publically funded organization that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS), and is affiliated with the University of Calgary (U of C). The successful candidate will receive a Clinical Faculty appointment. The DPLM and CLS offer residency training programs in Anatomic Pathology, General Pathology and Neuropathology.

Calgary, host of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, is located within an hour’s drive of the Rocky Mountains, and within a half day’s drive of eight national parks. There are many opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities (three nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites, world class athletic facilities, and many cultural events).

Job Summary & Responsibilities
Neuropathologists take direction from, and report to the head of Neuropathology as well as the Clinical Section Chief, Anatomic Pathology/Cytopathology, who in turn report to the Vice President Medical Operations (CLS) and Zone Clinical Department Head (AHS). Neuropathologists must maintain the highest possible standards of practice including prompt delivery of services to match established performance indicators and turn-around times, must actively participate in such activities as quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement programs, must provide on-call services, and must actively participate in teaching at both the undergraduate and post-graduate medical levels.

Qualifications include a MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in Neuropathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology by the American Board of Pathology.

CLS provides an excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance. Alberta has the lowest provincial income tax in Canada and Albertans pay no provincial sales tax. Options to function as either a contractor with or an employee of CLS exist. Starting remuneration is commensurate with the level of training and experience. Remuneration range for a Neuropathologist in Alberta is $329,696 to $383,525 (Canadian dollars)

Position is open until a suitable candidate is found.

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