Hematopathologist or General Pathologist (Transfusion Medicine)

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Hematopathologist or General Pathologist

(Transfusion Medicine)

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 0.5 FTE qualified Hematopathologist or General Pathologist with expertise in transfusion medicine.

The Edmonton Zone is the largest zonal transfusion service in Canada, servicing 14 sites of various size and complexity. The Department is a diverse clinical, research and teaching department within the University of Alberta. We offer a full range of clinical services including a two level I trauma centres, solid organ transplantation, high risk obstetrics, Level 1-3 neonatal intensive care, hematology-oncology, and cardiovascular surgery services. The transfusion medicine service includes a blood bank which transfuses over 48,000 red cell components annually.

Clinical duties will include serving as Associate Medical Director (commensurate with experience) and offer medical oversight to all medical, technical and regulatory processes and procedures including quality assurance, hemovigilance and occurrence management reporting, as well as,

promote safe and effective blood transfusion components and services throughout the Edmonton zone. The successful candidate will provide medical direction for blood bank related clinical services as needed, and work closely with clinicians in hematology, oncology, transplantation, neurology, obstetrics, cardiothoracic and trauma surgery. Lead didactic presentations, rounds and seminars for Fellows, Residents, medical students and medical laboratory science students and develop workshops at the local, state and national level.

Applicants shall possess a strong track record of collegiality with co-workers, academic accomplishments, and evidence of ongoing continued 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 as a Hematopathologist or General Pathologist with transfusion medicine certification 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. Consideration will be given to candidates with experience and training in Hematopathology, Clinical Hematology, General Pathology or Anesthesiology with a minimum of 2 years transfusion medicine experience or equivalent. Candidates must have a strong interest and/or documented experience in laboratory management.


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 $175,098 to $203,686). Cross appointment in one of the Departments associated with the respective divisions may be included with this appointment.

Recruiter Contact:

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

Kimberly Carleton, Coordinator - Physician & PhD Recruitment & Workforce Support,

#1-00 University Terrace, 8303 -112 St. Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4

Tel: 780-407-2835, Fax: 780-407-8599, Email: Kimberly.Carleton@ahs.ca

This position is sponsorship eligible and will remain open until a suitable qualified candidate has been determined.

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 and the University of Alberta 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.

20 January 2019
Location: Canada Alberta Edmonton
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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