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SpecialtyPathology, General

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityMedicine Hat(South Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateJanuary 01, 1900

Posted DateOctober 29, 2018


Hospital NameMedicine Hat Regional HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Alberta Public Laboratories Ltd. (APL) has a position available for a General Pathologist or an Anatomical Pathologist at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

The successful candidate will join a team of 4 laboratory physicians working mostly at an acute care institution.

The duties include anatomic pathology, general pathology including consultation in blood bank, lab hematology, clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, accession and/or point-of-care services and the provision of 1:5 on call coverage; cytopathology; intradepartmental consultation, frozen section; interdepartmental consultations; supervision of one of clinical lab areas including proficiency test assessments.

Alberta Public Laboratories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AHS, was formed in 2018 to consolidate and integrate all laboratory services within the province. This move comes recommended by the Health Quality Council of Alberta as a way to improve Alberta’s healthcare system and to help Albertans achieve the best possible health outcomes by providing quicker, more seamless access to laboratory results.

The Contractor shall provide such services within the South Zone and Sector as are described in the Medical Services Agreement between the Contractor and AHS.

The Contractor shall provide the following services within the South Zone and Sector:

•The permanent full-time position takes direction from, and reports to the Clinical Site Chief, at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, who in turn reports to the South Sector Clinical Department Head (APL). Anatomic Pathologists must maintain the highest possible standards of practice including prompt delivery of services to match established performance indicators and turn-around times, must actively participate in quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement programs, must provide on-call services as required and must actively participate in teaching.

•reside in and have as primary residence in the City of Medicine Hat;

•provide call support as per APL’s call schedules and expectations within Pathology practices in the South Zone and Sector or as may otherwise be established or directed by an appropriate Medical Leader, including full time participation in the Pathology on call schedule for Medicine Hat Regional Hospital;

•participate fully in quality programs and initiatives undertaken within Pathology in APL, including (without limitation) achievement of certain performance indicators as determined by APL, exercising its discretion reasonably;

•perform other duties (including without limitation administrative and reporting duties) and attendance at meetings as would reasonably be expected of any member of the APL Medical Staff as health care professionals.

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications include an MD, proof of eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA), and certification in General Pathology or Anatomical Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) by the American Board of Pathology. Subspecialty fellowship training (dermatopathology, GI pathology, breast pathology) would be welcome but not required.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of:

- initiative

- good communication skills

- collegiality, including the maintenance of good relationships with non-lab physicians and other professional healthcare providers

- an interest in lab management

- familiarity with generally used lab computer systems and ability to work in a computerized work environment

- strong diagnostic skills

- commitment to continuing medical education.

- interest in Quality Assurance would be considered an asset

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please note that all healthcare providers working within AHS and APL must provide a criminal record check and vulnerable sector search in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.
  • 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.

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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