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Anatomic Pathologist

Anatomical Pathology
Full Time Practice
1.0
Lethbridge
Chinook Regional Hospital
19-EXT-004
2019-07-05
2020-01-05  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.
2020-07-05
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The new pathologist will report directly to the Regional Laboratory Medicine Site Chief in Lethbridge who in turn reports to the Medical Director, South Sector (APL) and the provincial Chief Medical Laboratory Officer.

The Anatomic Pathologist / General 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 teaching when required.

Alberta Public Laboratories (APL) is seeking a full time Anatomic Pathologist / General Pathologist for Chinook Regional Hospital starting January 1, 2020. Chinook Regional Hospital is a regional institution located in Lethbridge and is the referral centre for 9 smaller rural hospitals. The catchment area has a population of 180,000 and serves the geographic area of south-western Alberta. Chinook Regional Hospital is a 310 bed acute care facility and provides a comprehensive service for most specialties and has an onsite cancer centre. The successful candidate will join a team of 8 laboratory physicians and is required to have excellent skills in surgical pathology. Additional expertise in cytology and/or hematology is also a pre-requisite.

APL is a multi-site, province-wide laboratory organization providing comprehensive laboratory services and is an independent, but publically funded organization that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS). Chinook Regional Hospital collaborates closely with APL in Calgary which serves as a specialized tertiary referral centre.

The Chinook Regional Hospital laboratory has sections of anatomical pathology including cytology, hematology, biochemistry and microbiology and most testing is performed onsite in Lethbridge. Comprehensive onsite immunohistochemistry is available. 21,000 surgical specimens, 2,600 non-gynecologic cytology specimens and 190 bone marrow biopsy specimens are processed annually.

Lethbridge is a mid-sized city with a population of 101,500 and is the third largest city in Alberta. The city has excellent amenities including a highly regarded university and is only one hour away from the Rocky Mountains. The location is convenient for both winter and summer recreational activities, close to Montana and Waterton National Park, and within easy reach of Calgary and an international airport.

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.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Effective communication, skills in quality assurance and operational efficiency
  • Ability to work in a dynamic changing environment
  • Ability to balance service and quality imperative in a resource-sensitive environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively 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 training and experience. Remuneration range for a Laboratory Physician / Pathologist in Alberta is $353,874.00 to $411,650.00.


The posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 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-004, and contact information of three referees to:

Michael P. Greeff, MD

Regional Laboratory Medicine Site Chief

Alberta Public Laboratories, South Sector

Chinook Regional Hospital

960 19th Street South

Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5

Telephone: 403-388-6158

Email: michael.greeff@albertapubliclabs.ca and sherry.mount@albertapubliclabs.ca

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 Public Laboratories (APL) respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. This position is available for APL Sponsorship.

Alberta Public Laboratories Ltd. www.ahs.ca/albertapubliclabs



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