Academic Dermatopathologist - Calgary Laboratory Services

Posting Date:Wed, 31 May 2017
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: #9, 3535 Research Road NW
City: Calgary


Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS) and the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) are seeking a qualified Academic Dermatopathologist. Candidates must have strong references and possess a strong academic background and a track record of collegiality with co-workers. The successful candidate will join four other dermatopathologists within our current group of approximately 100 laboratory physicians and scientists.

CLS is a multi-site, regionalized laboratory providing comprehensive laboratory services to Calgary and surrounding communities. CLS processes >30,000,000 tests, 250,000 surgical specimens, 215,000 gynecologic cytology specimens, and 10,000 non-gynecologic cytology specimens annually. The dermatopathology service signs out approximately 30,000 surgical cases and 1,800 consultations per year. 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 (UofC). 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. The position would involve substantial teaching responsibilities for pathology and dermatology residents as well as a dermatopathology fellow.

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
Each Dermatopathologist takes direction from, and reports to the Dermatopathology Specialty Group 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). Dermatopathologists 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 must actively participate in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate medical teaching. This is a joint UofC / CLS academic position; the successful candidate will hold a Faculty appointment at the Associate or Professor level with up to 50% protected time for academics.

Qualifications for the position include an MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, certification in Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology. Experience and expertise in molecular diagnostics would be an asset. The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of experience, a strong teaching track record and research background.

CLS provides an excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance. 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. Range of remuneration is $350,197 to $407,373 (includes $9,000 CME) per annum (Canadian dollars).

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Interested persons meeting the above qualifications should forward their curriculum vitae and contact information of three referees to:

Christopher Naugler, MD
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
9-3535 Research Road NW
Calgary, AB T2L 2K8
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Calgary Laboratory Services respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

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Please note that all employees new to CLS must provide a criminal records check in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.

Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Sherry Mount
Contact Address: #9, 3535 Research Road NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2K8
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Contact Phone: 403-770-3323
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