Full-Time Academic Hematopathologist - IWK Health and Dalhousie University

Posting Date:Thu, 06 Jan 2022
Date to Apply By: 25 Feb 2022
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: 5850 University Avenue, P.O. Box 9700
City: Halifax

Full-Time Academic Hematopathologist

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
IWK Health and Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) at IWK Health in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is seeking an Academic Hematopathologist for a Women’s and Children’s Tertiary Care Health Centre serving the Maritime Provinces’ population of 1.9 million people.

The Hematopathologist will join a group of three Hematopathologists that provide medical direction and clinical service for Blood Transfusion and Laboratory Hematology services at IWK DPLM and will also share clinical service coverage at the nearby Adult Hematology Laboratory at the QEII Health Science Centre (QEIIHSC) in collaboration with another six Hematopathologists. The IWK DPLM provides the only pediatric Hematology/Oncology service for all of Nova Scotia, and consultation services for the Maritimes. The IWK is also the sole provider of specialized prenatal immunohematology testing for Nova Scotia and is a referral center for pediatric hematopathology for the Atlantic Provinces. The QEII HSC serves a wide variety of patient programs including hematology, oncology, bleeding disorders, bone marrow and organ transplantation and blood transfusion. The IWK Hematopathologists also represent the pediatric and maternal components of post-graduate medical training for Royal College-accredited programs in Hematological Pathology and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Dalhousie University.  Research and teaching opportunities are plentiful in partnership with an active hospital and university community.

Applicants must hold Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification (or equivalent) in Hematological Pathology. Previous experience or additional training in pediatric hematopathology and transfusion medicine is an asset. Experience in administrative leadership would also be a strength in this role. The successful candidate will be eligible for a primary academic appointment with the Dalhousie University Department of Pathology, with academic rank dependent upon experience and qualifications. Cross-appointment opportunities also exist.

Metropolitan Halifax in Nova Scotia is a vibrant, friendly community of 445,000 on a beautiful, deep water harbor in easy reach of seacoast, lakes, and forests.  The city has a very good public school system, several universities and colleges, and a number of cultural facilities.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  If suitable Canadian citizens and permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. We are committed to fostering a culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Potential candidates are invited to apply by forwarding a letter of interest and CV before February 25, 2022 to: 

  Attn: Dr. Jo-Ann Brock, Chief
  c/o Lorin E. Halfyard, Administrative Coordinator
  Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  3rd Floor, Pediatric Site
  IWK Health
  5850 University Avenue, P.O. Box 9700
  Halifax, Nova Scotia   B3K 6R8
  Fax: (902) 470-7215
  E-mail: lorin.halfyard@iwk.nshealth.ca

Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Dr. Jo-Ann Brock, Chief c/o Lorin E. Halfyard, Administrative Coordinator
Contact Address: 5850 University Avenue, P.O. Box 9700 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8
Contact Email: lorin.halfyard@iwk.nshealth.ca
Contact Phone:
Contact Fax: (902) 470-7215