Posting Date:Fri, 11 May 2018
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: The Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory
The Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) invites applications for the position of the Hematopathology and Transfusion Medicine Divisional Chief EORLA of EORLA and Chief, Division of Hematopathology, Transfusion Medicine and Tissue Typing, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH).
EORLA is an incorporated not-for-profit member based organization providing full spectrum acute care services to its 16 members. The Ottawa Hospital, one of 16 member organizations Hospital-based laboratory medicine services within the Champlain LHIN, are governed under the auspices of the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA).
The Ottawa Hospital provides bilingual tertiary care with the Ottawa Heart Institute, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the Rehab Centre and has affiliation to the University of Ottawa, and the Champlain regional Cancer Program. EORLA serves a population of 1.3 million people within the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). TOH has specialty centres for cancer, heart, kidney, vision care, women’s health and rehabilitation services.
Hematopathology, Transfusion Medicine and Tissue typing are part of the central lab facilities of the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory located at the TOH sites. The labs hold ASHI, IQMH and Health Canada accreditations. The Division handles yearly over 800 bone marrow aspirate and biopsy specimens, 3,000 hematological diagnostic flow cytometry specimens, 2,500 thrombosis investigations and 2,000 bleeding disorder work-ups and daily over 1,500 CBC’s, and oversees the transfusion of 50,000 blood products yearly.
Working collaboratively with laboratory medical/scientific, administration, management and technical staff within TOH and across EORLA, the successful candidate will provide medical/scientific leadership for the Region and the Division at TOH, which includes a team of 5 hematopathologists and a scientist. Functioning within the governance structures of TOH and EORLA, the candidate’s administrative responsibilities will include day to day oversight and planning for TOH Hematopathology, Transfusion Medicine and Tissue typing laboratories to ensure compliance with all applicable quality, regulatory and licensing standards and participation in Divisional, Departmental, Hospital and Regional committees. Further as the Regional Discipline leader, the candidate will work closely with the Medical Head of EORLA and the Department Heads of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Laboratory Directors within the EORLA member hospitals.
The successful candidate will be expected participate in the overall Hematopathology and Transfusion Medicine service work including on call service. The successful candidate will engage in the teaching activities of the undergraduate and residency programs. Outstanding research opportunities can be supported through interactions with The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and with the University of Ottawa Research Network.
The ideal candidate will have previous progressive leadership experience, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and interact with a diverse range of individuals and teams including: laboratory technical, administrative and medical/scientific staff, clinicians, nurses and other health care providers as well as non-clinical staff. Written and oral French language skills would be an asset, as EORLA provides services in both of Canada’s official languages.
The candidates must hold a MD degree, and must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. The successful candidate must be a fellow in Hematological Pathology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.
The Ottawa Hospital and EORLA are equal opportunity employers. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Upon request, accommodations due to disability are available throughout the selection process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Interested applicants should apply in writing (email) enclosing their curriculum vitae with the names of three referees to:
Dr. John P. Veinot
Head, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus
501 Smyth Rd, Box 117 Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1H 8L6
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