Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program and McMaster University
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Type: Full Time
Salary: $374,876.55 in salary/benefits
Compensation will align with the Province of Ontario's Laboratory Medicine Funding Framework Agreement (LMFFA). The 2022/23 LMFFA agreement provides for a sum of $374,876.55 per annum in salary and benefits for Laboratory Physicians in Ontario who hold a 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) appointment.
Applications are invited for a Regional Director of Transfusion Medicine, in the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP), with an academic appointment at an appropriate rank in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University. The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University. The start date will be March 1, 2023, or as mutually agreed upon.
About this Role
The Regional Director of Transfusion Medicine shall be responsible for standard operating procedures and quality management of the HRLMP’s Transfusion Medicine Service. Their work will be supported by a Transfusion Medicine Manager, who oversees administrative operations, Technical Specialists, and a group of Transfusion Medicine Physicians who oversee operational and quality issues.
They will be asked to collaborate in the development and implementation of the HRLMP’s strategic and operational plan, participate in hospital and regional education events, and actively engage in their own continuing medical education. They are responsible for development and maintenance of standard operating procedures and policies relevant to Transfusion Medicine, overseeing EQA assessments and participating in accreditation activities, enabling and overseeing research protocols (in partnership with technical specialists) for which transfusion medicine resources are requested/required, providing medical support for Transfusion Medicine technical specialists and laboratory staff, and acting as a liaison between clinical services and Transfusion Medicine. They are expected to Chair the Regional Transfusion Medicine Committee (responsible for coordination of clinical and laboratory activities that foster evidence-based practice and best care).
The Regional Director of Transfusion Medicine is expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Specifically, along with other Transfusion Medicine professional and technical staff, they will be expected to provide academic support to McMaster’s MD Program and to McMaster’s Royal College Accredited Programs. A commitment to academic scholarship in the areas of education, quality improvement, knowledge translation, innovation, and/or clinical and translational research is desirable.
McMaster University is home to the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Transfusion Research (MCTR), an internationally recognized academic research group where clinical, methodological, and translational experts work together to perform cutting-edge research; foster collaborations; and train future leaders in Transfusion Medicine. The Regional Director of Transfusion Medicine will have opportunities to work closely with MCTR leadership to develop an independent program of research in Transfusion Medicine as desired, to identify research priorities and promote a positive culture towards research across disciplines in Transfusion Medicine.
The ideal candidate for this role is a dynamic, highly motivated mid- to senior-career academic physician with at least 7 to 10 years of practice experience in transfusion medicine. Fellowship training and/or demonstrated subspecialty experience is preferred. Academic rank will be aligned with qualification, experience, and scholarly accomplishments.
Applicants must hold certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent in Hematology, Hematopathology, or General Pathology, and currently hold or be eligible to obtain medical licensure in the Province of Ontario.
All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.
Employment Equity Statement
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.
The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey - Statement of Collection for additional information.
Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are to submit: a letter of interest, which includes an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement reflecting on their past and present activities in EDI, and how they plan to contribute to our EDI mission when they join HRLMP/McMaster; a curriculum vitae; and the names of at least three referees. Please note letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; letters of recommendation from referees will be requested at later stages of the search process.
About Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program and McMaster University
About the HRLMP:
The HRLMP has more than 700 staff members including 60 medical and scientific staff with cross appointments at McMaster University. With laboratories located at each acute care site in Hamilton, we are one of the largest integrated laboratory service programs in Canada.
To provide leadership in all aspects of Laboratory Medicine, including service, education, and research, with the pursuit of excellence, encouragement of innovation and adherence to exemplary professional standards. The mission of the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program shall be supportive of the missions of the participating hospitals and of McMaster University.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.