Anatomical Pathologist - Vancouver Island Health Authority

Posting Date:Wed, 15 Mar 2023
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: 15 Mar 2023
City: Comox,

The Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology, and Medical Genetics is seeking applications for a full-time Anatomical Pathologist.  Extra training or interest in skin or GI pathology is an asset. Based at the North Island Hospital - Comox Valley, you will join a group that will consist of three pathologists and a pathologists’ assistant.  The team will work together in the hospital environment, sharing knowledge and collaborating to ensure seamless pathology services within the community and Department as a whole.  The physicians are members of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology, and Medical Genetics and report to the Department Head and the Division Head and Medical Lead for Anatomical Pathology.

A typical week for a physician would include providing the following direct services:

 • Surgical Pathology (including Frozen Sections/Intraoperative Consultations), Cytology, and hospital autopsy services. 

Grossing of large surgical specimens and providing oversight and guidance,  to operational staff, including the pathologists’ assistant. Support and guidance provided to operational staff must adhere to island wide anatomic pathology policies, procedures, and protocols.

• Work with operational staff, technical coordinators, and medical lead to ensure high quality and timely results for all patients

The North Island Comox Valley Hospital, a 153-bed facility that opened in October 2017, is a regional referral centre for a population of approximately 70,000.  In addition to Laboratory services, the hospital has a broad range of consultants including Internal Medicine, Intensive Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, Radiology and Family Medicine.  We have an academic affiliation with the University of British Columbia (UBC) postgraduate programs and are a teaching hospital.

All applicants must have a Fellowship in Anatomic Pathology or General Pathology with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or its equivalent) and must be eligible for full licensure in the province of British Columbia, as well as CMPA coverage. The successful applicant will ideally be an excellent diagnostician with superb interpersonal and collaborative abilities. Subspecialty expertise and previous experience will be considered favourable assets.

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