Molecular Pathologist - Alberta Precision Laboratories

Posting Date:Mon, 15 Apr 2024
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: 9, 3535 Research Road NW, Calgary, AB
City: Calgary

Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) is seeking a qualified Anatomical / General Pathologist with Molecular Pathology Fellowship for a full-time position located at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta. 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 a publicly funded and wholly owned subsidiary corporation of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and is party to an affiliation agreement with the University of Calgary (UofC) Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) in the Cumming School of Medicine.  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 position requires maintaining 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.

The successful applicant will be involved in the diagnostic activity across sites in the Calgary region and is expected to become an active zonal consultant in her/his area(s) expertise and interact with the clinical stakeholders in her/his area(s). In addition to a specialty or sub-specialty practice, participation in an on-call rotation is expected. Comprehensive molecular pathology training is an asset for recruitment.

Minimum qualifications include a MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta with certification in Anatomic Pathology or General Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Pathology. Fellowship training in Molecular Pathology is required for this position, and preference will be given to those candidates who are board-eligible or board-certified in molecular pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Primary duties will include molecular pathology sign-out, but additional opportunities for shared Anatomical/Subspeciality Pathology sign-out may be considered depending on the candidate.  International applicants meeting criteria for Alberta licensure are encouraged to apply (including J1 VISA holders), as this position is eligible for immigration sponsorship.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  •          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
  •          Ability to troubleshoot and develop new molecular assays

An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is provided. The pathologist will function as a contractor with APL. Starting remuneration is commensurate with the level of training and experience. The remuneration range for a Laboratory Physician / Pathologist in Alberta is $364,597 to $424,123 per year (effective April 1, 2024).

Community Info

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named the third most livable city in the world by Economist Intelligence Units. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events, including the Calgary Stampede, and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

 Interested persons meeting the above qualifications should submit their curriculum vitae with contact information of three referees through the DoctorsJobs Alberta Career Website: Molecular Pathologist - Doctor Jobs Careers  (keyword: MED0002MF).

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 AHS Sponsorship.

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

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Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:

Contact Name: Coordinator
Contact Address: 9, 3535 Research Road NW, Calgary, AB
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 1-587-773-9968
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