Medical Microbiologist (Clinical Section Chief) - Calgary Laboratory Services

Posting Date:Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: #9, 3535 Research Road NW
City: Calgary

Medical Microbiologist (Clinical Section Chief)

Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS) and the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) are seeking an experienced Medical Microbiologist with the interest and leadership ability to lead the CLS Microbiology Section as Clinical Section Chief.

The ideal applicant will have at least 5 years of Medical Microbiologist experience and will possess expertise in routine and complex clinical microbiology within a high-volume, rapidly changing environment. Candidates must have strong references and possess a strong track record of collegiality with co-workers. Previous experience leading a team of Medical professionals in a laboratory environment is a definite asset. CLS is a multi-site, regionalized laboratory providing comprehensive laboratory services to Calgary and surrounding communities. CLS processes >25,000,000 total tests within all laboratory disciplines, that includes analysis of >1,000,000 microbiology samples annually. CLS Microbiology also provides supervision and medical consultation to services in Southern Alberta. The successful candidate will be required to provide diagnostic microbiology consultation, laboratory and technical expertise, and strategic guidance in microbiology and molecular diagnostics and should have experience in a high volume setting with a similar case complexity. The successful candidate will join CLS Microbiology’s complement of medical staff, which currently has 7 FTE.

Calgary, the largest city in Alberta, 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 Medical Microbiologists 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, and are expected to provide on-call services.

CLS Microbiology is academically affiliated with the University of Calgary, providing support to several Royal College Graduate Training Programs such as Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and provides academic support to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. This position will be expected to actively participate in teaching students, residents and fellows. As a permanent Medical Microbiologist position assuming the leadership and administrative responsibilities as the Microbiology Clinical Section Chief (CSC), this position will report to the Vice President, Medical Operations and Zone Clinical Department Head (AHS). The CSC position functions within a dyad relationship with the Clinical Section Manager. The Microbiology CSC provides front line medical leadership for Microbiology medical staff and strategic direction for the clinical section in alignment with the CLS vision. The responsibilities as the Microbiology Clinical Section Chief will be in effect on a five year term, after which the CSC appointment may be renewed.

Qualifications

Qualifications include: An MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in Medical Microbiology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent), and at least 5 years of Medical Microbiologist experience demonstrating expertise in routine and complex clinical microbiology within a high-volume, rapidly changing environment.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

• Accountability for achieving results
• A firm commitment to innovation and the fostering of excellence in service, research, teaching and administration within CLS, AHS and University of Calgary
• Relationship management skills including the ability to work collaboratively, build trust in working relations and be an overall team player
• An ability to work in a dynamic, changing environment that allows for the delivery of quality service balanced with fiscal reality
• Strong leadership attributes • Previous experience leading a team of Medical professionals in a laboratory environment is a definite asset.

Compensation

An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is provided and Albertans pay no provincial sales tax. Options to function as either a contractor or an employee exist. Remuneration for a Medical Microbiologist in Alberta is based on a salary grid according to years of experience after certification, which is competitive with compensation in other Canadian jurisdictions. Remuneration range for a Medical Microbiologist in Alberta is $350,197 to $407,373 annually. The Clinical Section Chief responsibilities come with an additional annual stipend.

The posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Interested persons meeting the above qualifications should forward their curriculum vitae, referencing competition number 18-EXT-001, and contact information of three referees to:


Christopher Naugler,
MD Professor and Head,
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
9-3535 Research Road NW
Calgary, AB T2L 2K8
Email: christopher.naugler@cls.ab.ca and sherry.mount@cls.ab.ca

At the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes / No) All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Calgary Laboratory Services respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

For more information about Calgary Laboratory Services go to http://www.calgarylabservices.com/ or Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine go to http://pathology.ucalgary.ca/.

Please note that all new employees must provide a criminal records check in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act. #9, 3535 Research Road NW, CALGARY AB T2L2K8



Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Sherry Mount
Contact Address:
Contact Email: sherry.mount@cls.ab.ca
Contact Phone: 403-770-3323
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