Pediatric Perinatal Pathologist - 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 Anatomic Pathologist with Fellowship subspecialty training or equivalent experience in Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology. Candidates must have strong references and possess a strong track record of collegiality with co-workers. The successful candidate will join four other pediatric pathologists 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 Pediatric Pathology service, based at the beautiful new Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH), reports >
4,500 surgicals including placentas (excludes tonsils and hernia sacs) and ~ 300 pediatric/perinatal autopsies each year. Successful candidates 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 CLS and DPLM offer residency training programs in Anatomic Pathology, General Pathology and Neuropathology, as well as Fellowship training in subspecialty areas within Anatomic Pathology, including pediatric-perinatal pathology.

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
Each Anatomic Pathologist takes direction from, and reports to the ACH Site Leader as well as the Clinical Section Chief, Anatomic Pathology/Cytopathology, who in turn reports to the Vice President Medical Operations (CLS) and Zone Clinical Department Head (AHS). Pediatric Pathologists 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 undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching. The successful candidate must actively participate in collaborative and clinical research and must provide service, academic, and administrative leadership for the perinatal and placental pathology services.

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 or Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) by the American Board of Pathology as well as high quality subspecialty Fellowship training/expertise in Pediatric and Perinatal 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 fellowship training and experience. Remuneration range for an Anatomic Pathologist in Alberta is $329,696 to $383,525 (Canadian dollars).

Position is open until a suitable candidate is found.

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