Medical (MD) Biochemistry Section Lead – Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Edmonton, Alberta
Laboratory Services, Alberta Health Services, in partnership with the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, in Edmonton, Alberta is seeking a qualified Medical or Clinical Biochemist,(please see details for Clinical Biochemist (PhD) position on the AHS website: www.ahs.ca) this is a Leadership Position. The successful candidates will join our current group of 96 laboratory physicians and scientists in the Edmonton Zone.
The Clinical Section Chief for Medical Biochemistry in AHS Laboratory Services, is a key laboratory leadership position that directly reports to the AHS Laboratory Services Edmonton Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH). The Medical Biochemistry Section Chief is a leader internally within the department and externally with relevant stakeholders, i.e. lab users, clinicians, and academics.
This position oversees laboratory operations with a focus on the medical and scientific leadership of the Medical Biochemistry Section within Laboratory Services. Accountabilities for this Lead Role include, but are not limited to: Liaises with clinical users of laboratory services in regards to medical and scientific operational issues and decisions related to the relevant laboratory section. Participates in test interpretation and reporting. Oversees the evaluation and implementation of Point of Care testing methodology, where applicable, in collaboration with other Section Chiefs /Divisional Directors in the Edmonton Zone. Provides knowledge transfer of emerging and innovative methodologies and procedures to staff and colleagues. Expertise in computational analysis of large scale laboratory utilization and quality data would be an asset. Provides medical leadership for the Edmonton Zone Laboratory Administrative Leadership team regarding financial, capital, physical and operating resources required for operational planning. Provides input on workforce planning, recruitment, quality improvement and strategic planning for the Biochemistry section. Works collaboratively with stakeholders from the Universities to enable and integrate clinical teaching and research. Facilitates communication with and provides expertise to external stakeholders, customers, and peer organizations.
Responsibilities will include supervising technical staff, overseeing the laboratory quality assurance program, on call requirements, teaching and supervision of residents, clinical consultation with physicians, surgeons and oncologists, and liaising with various multidisciplinary committees and groups that develop and monitor laboratory policies, processes and procedures.
Areas of sub-specialty expertise summarized under this leadership position include: Perinatal, neonatal and pediatric chemistry in a pediatric or general hospital setting, biochemical genetic testing, therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology, organization and supervision of clinical laboratories, theory and practice of laboratory methodologies, quality management, statistical analysis, method evaluation and epidemiology.