Transfusion Medicine Physician – Laboratory Services Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta
February 28, 2018
350197.00 - 407373.00
Full Time - Experienced
Transfusion Medicine Physician – Laboratory Services
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 1.0 FTE Transfusion Medicine physician. A physician with completion of the Royal College Area of Focused Competency in Transfusion Medicine is preferred but a Hematopathologist, General Pathologist, clinical Hematologist or Anesthesiologist with expertise in transfusion medicine and quality improvement would also be considered.
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 centers, 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.
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. Clinical duties will also include serving as Associate Medical Director (commensurate with experience) and offer medical oversight to all zonal technical and regulatory processes and procedures, including quality assurance, hemovigilance and occurrence management reporting. Part of the role includes, the ongoing promotion of safe and effective blood transfusion, and provision of transfusion education for colleagues, allied health professionals and trainees in postgraduate as well as undergraduate training programs.
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, teaching and supervision of residents, clinical consultation and on call activities, in addition to acting as a transfusion service liaison with various multidisciplinary committees.
The successful candidate should have or be eligible for certification as a Hematologist, Anesthesiologist, 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. Candidates must have a strong interest and/or documented experience in quality improvement.
Additional Salary Information: 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 to $407,373). Cross appointment in one of the Departments associated with the respective divisions, may be included with this appointment.
Internal Number: 17-UAH-LAB-HEM-15
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