StatusOpen for Applications
CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community
Closing DateJanuary 09, 2019
Posted DateJuly 09, 2018
Hospital NameRoyal Alexandra HospitalRead more about this hospital
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 qualified Anatomical / General Pathologists with sub-specialty interest or expertise. Successful applicants will also be considered for appointment with the University of Alberta’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
While the position is primarily based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, this is a zonal position and involvement and interaction with different hospital sites may be required. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, with its team of 96 pathologists and many zonal consultants, functions as a zonal center of Excellence. The successful applicant will be involved in the diagnostic activity across sites in the Edmonton zone, and is expected to become an active zonal consultant in her/his area(s) of sub-specialty expertise, help coordinate the Edmonton Zone special interest group (SIG) activities, and interact with the clinical stakeholders in her/his area(s). Our current priority sub-specialty areas for recruitment are Cytopathology, Lung/Thoracic pathology, and Perinatal pathology; however, candidates with expertise in head and neck, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and gynecologic pathology may also be considered. The candidate is required to have strong general surgical pathology skills.
The Department is integrated with the academic health campus and 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 while participating in clinical and/or basic research activities. Teaching and interaction with a wide range of learners from undergraduate through postgraduate studies (residents from anatomical and general pathology), with provision of interactive educational opportunities at all levels will be encouraged.
Applicants shall possess a strong track record of collegiality with co-workers, professional (academic and/or clinical-diagnostic) accomplishments, and evidence of ongoing continued medical education. Responsibilities may include supervising technical staff, overseeing the laboratory quality assurance program, on call requirements, 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. 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).
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, #1-00 University Terrace, 8303 – 112 St. Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4 Email: Kimberly.Carleton@ahs.ca
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 www.med.ualberta.ca. Details about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found at www.ahs.ca and www.edmonton.ca.
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 persons, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Indigenous persons.
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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