Anatomic Pathologist - Alberta Precision Laboratories

Posting Date:Fri, 29 Nov 2019
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: 9, 3535 Research Road NW
City: Calgary

Anatomic Pathologists

Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) (formerly Calgary Laboratory Services) and the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary are seeking a full time Anatomic Pathologist with at least 10 years work experience in Surgical Pathology. Additional training and experience in Cytopathology will be considered an asset.

The candidate must have the ability to handle workload at an acute care hospital setting along with four other pathologists. The successful candidate will join a team of 95+ laboratory physicians and scientists working mostly at an acute care institution with a smaller group of pathologists. Participation in a multi-site anatomic pathology on-call rotation is expected. APL is a multi-site, province-wide laboratory providing comprehensive laboratory services. APL (Calgary Zone) processes 30+ million tests, 260,000 surgical specimens, 200,000 gynecologic cytology specimens, and 10,000 non-gynecologic cytology specimens annually. The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a setting with a similar case complexity. APL is an independent, but public funded organization that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS), and is affiliated with the University of Calgary (U of C).The DPLM and APL offer residency training programs in Anatomic Pathology, General Pathology, Neuropathology and Medical Microbiology, as well as Fellowship training in subspecialty areas within Anatomic Pathology, Hematopathology and Clinical Biochemistry.

Job Summary & Responsibilities
The permanent position takes direction from, and report to the Section Chief, Anatomic Pathology, who in turn reports to the Associate Medical Director and the Medical Director, South Sector APL and further to the Chief Medical Laboratory Officer. Anatomic Pathologist must maintain the highest possible standards of practice including prompt delivery of services to match established key performance indicators and provincial metrics, must actively participate in quality assurance and quality improvement programs, and must actively participate in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate medical teaching.

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 or Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology as well as subspeci

alty Fellowship training and/or Certification.

The following would be an asset:
• Effective communication, skills in quality assurance, operational efficiency and appropriateness of care
• Ability to work in a dynamic, changing environment that allows for delivery of quality service
• Ability to balance service and quality imperative in a resource-sensitive environment
• Ability to work collaboratively, building trust in working relationships, and being an overall team player

An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is provided. Options to function as either a contractor or an employee exist. Starting remuneration is commensurate with the level of fellowship training and experience. Remuneration range for a Laboratory Physician / Pathologist in Alberta is $353,874.00 to $411,650.00.

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 19-EXT-008, and contact information of three referees to:

Hallgrimur Benediktsson, MD Professor and Interim Head, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 9-3535 Research Road NW Calgary, AB T2L 2K8 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 APL Sponsorship. Alberta Precision Laboratories Ltd.

Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Hallgrimur Benediktsson, MD
Contact Address: 9-3535 Research Road NW Calgary, AB T2L 2K8
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