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SpecialtyAnatomical Pathology

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateSeptember 30, 2017

Posted DateNovember 08, 2016


Hospital NameUniversity of Alberta HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Anatomical / Genitourinary Pathologist - Alberta Health Services – 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 Anatomical / General Pathologists with sub-specialty training or proven interest in the area of Genitourinary Pathology (GU). Successful applicants will also be considered for appointment with the University of Alberta’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

This is a Edmonton Zone GU position and involvement and interaction with other hospital sites doing GU pathology will be required. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, with its team of 96 pathologists and many zone consultants, has a coordinating zone role as a center of Excellence. The successful applicant will be involved in the diagnostic activity generated through the Northern Alberta Urology Clinic at the new Kaye Edmonton Clinic, as well as other sites in the zone generating GU specimens, and is expected to support all areas of genitourinary pathology, help coordinate or be a member of the Edmonton Zone special interest group (SIG) in GU pathology, and interface with the clinical stakeholders in this area. Involvement in other areas of anatomical / general or cyto-pathology and autopsies are also available and additional expertise in other areas of anatomical pathology may be an asset.

There are opportunities for independent and/or collaborative research that foster the goals of discovery knowledge and translational research at the University of Alberta. Depending on the qualifications of the applicant, there are opportunities to practice in a sub-specialty environment with significant opportunity to participate in clinical and/or basic research activities. Teaching and interaction with a wide range of learners from undergraduate through residents from anatomical and general pathology, with provision of interactive educational opportunities at all levels will be encouraged and supported in those candidates without a specific research interest.

Applicants shall possess a strong track record of collegiality with co-workers, academic accomplishments, and evidence of ongoing continuing medical education. 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.

The successful candidate shall have or be eligible for certification in General Pathology or Anatomical Pathology with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Physicians must also have current Canadian Medical Protective Association coverage. Sub-specialty in genitourinary pathology, collegiality, and interpersonal skills are essential. In accordance with the Canadian Foreign Workers requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Alberta Health Services offers a competitive remuneration package including relocation assistance. Salary is according to the Alberta Medical Association grid for physicians in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Starting salary is commensurate with level of fellowship and experience (range $350,197 - $407,373). Cross appointment in one of the Departments associated with the respective divisions may be included with this appointment.

Interested, qualified persons should forward their curriculum vitae and contact information of three referees to:

Kimberly Carleton, Coordinator - Physician & PhD Recruitment & Workforce Support, AHS Laboratory Services, WMC 4B1.18, 8440 -112 St. Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 tel: 780-407-2835 fax: 780-407-8599: email:

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at Details about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found at and

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified men and women, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (desired)


Compensation Type
Fee for Service
Average Annual Income
$250,000 - $400,000
Physician Agreement Incentives

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside this community of $0 per year provided his/her annual income for insured services is greater than $50,000. (Residency conditions apply, including living in the eligible community for nine of the previous twelve months ending on the payment date.) The Variable Fee Premium paid is an additional 0% for insured services provided in this community.

Rural, Remote, Northern Program (RRNP) - Please note, payments through the RRNP are capped at $60,000 per physician per year.

Retention Benefit - supports and promotes the retention of physicians in Alberta by rewarding their continuous years of service to Albertans. Physicians receive between $5,141 and $12,852 depending on their years of service to Albertans.

Medical Liability Reimbursement - reimburses physicians for their medical liability protection costs less a $1,000 deductible.

Continuing Medical Education - reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible physician receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for up to three years.

Parental Leave Program - provides $1,063 per week for up to 17 weeks to physician parents of a newborn or newly adopted child.

Business Cost Program - addresses escalating practice costs in community based practices. This fee modifier is added automatically to select office visits and consultations. This program applies across the province and all physicians who provide visit services in an office based setting will receive an additional $2.75 with the exception of Calgary and Airdrie where the fee modifier is $3.25 on select office visits and consultations.

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