Anatomical or General Pathologist - Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) South Sector,

Posting Date:Fri, 05 Mar 2021
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: 3942 50a Avenue
City: Red Deer

Anatomical or General Pathologist

Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) is seeking a full time Anatomical or General Pathologist for Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (RDRHC) starting July 1, 2021.  RDRHC is a regional institution located in the city of Red Deer, Alberta, and. the referral centre for over 30 smaller rural hospitals. 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 12 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.

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. 32000 surgical specimens, 6500 non-gynecologic cytology specimens, 200 bone marrow biopsies and 6000 peripheral blood smear specimens are processed annually.

Red Deer is a mid-sized city with a population of 101,500 and is the third largest city in Alberta. The city has excellent amenities including Red Deer College, 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.

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 of Pathology.
An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is provided. The pathologist will function as a contractor with APL. Remuneration range for a Laboratory Physician/Pathologist in Alberta is $353,874.00 to $411,650.00, with starting remuneration commensurate with the level of training and experience.

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 2021-EXT-004, and contact information of three referees to:

Heidi Paulin, MD
Regional Laboratory Medicine Site Chief
Alberta Precision Laboratories, South Sector
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre
3942 50a Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 4E7
Telephone: 1-403-343-4709
Email: and

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.

See the full job ad here: Red Deer - Anatomical or General Pathologist - 2021-EXT-004

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