Pathologist Full Time

As one of Ontario’s largest health systems and a dedicated cancer centre for the region (Durham Regional Cancer Centre), Lakeridge Health fosters a culture that promotes career advancement, learning opportunities and great quality of life.  Through our five hospitals (Ajax-Pickering, Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry and Whitby), we provide a broad range of healthcare services to a diverse population, with a focus on empowering people to live their best health.  One System.  Best Health.

We are currently inviting applications for a permanent full-time Pathologist to join our Laboratory Medicine Program.  The position start date is negotiable; however, an anticipated start date of January 2, 2024 is preferred. This vacancy will appeal to a strong team player who is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Anatomical or General Pathology or its equivalent and who is eligible or licenced to practice medicine in Ontario.  Fellowship training or Experience and interest in gastrointestinal, genitourinary pathology and hematopathology is an asset.  The candidate must have strong diagnostic skills in surgical pathology. Interest and knowledge in digital pathology is preferred. The candidate must have exceptional communication skills and a dynamic collaborative mindset. The candidate will share in the rotations in surgical pathology section and other specialties.  Currently, the position is based at our Oshawa and/or Ajax-Pickering hospitals.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine at Lakeridge Health is a collegial, inter-professional team comprised of pathologists, pathology assistants, technologists and other allied health care professionals.  Through our partner Hospitals and affiliation with the Cancer program, we handle primary diagnosis of benign and complex malignant cases, with more than 37,000 surgical pathology cases per year.  We pride ourselves on delivery of accurate and timely pathology results.  Opportunities for collaboration in educational and research activities are available through the Lakeridge Health partnership with Queen’s University.

It is important that all our team members have deep connections and experience to work with, relate to, serve, and support a diverse workforce and patient population. Therefore, we invite individuals who can clearly demonstrate commitment to participate in equity work that affects quality of patient care, and improvements in team experiences; along with the commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEAA) issues.

At Lakeridge Health, inclusion is one of our core values and it connects us to our patients and the communities we serve. We know that having varied perspectives helps generate better ideas to solve complex health system problems of a changing—and increasingly diverse—Durham Region. We have significant work to do and are accelerating our commitment to better represent the communities we serve. Join us on this critical journey!

We especially invite applicants who are members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code based on race, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nations, Métis, or Inuk/Inuit person

Interested applicants are asked to please send a letter of interest and updated CV by October 31, 2023 via email to the Medical Affairs Office.  Email:  [email protected].  Tel:  (905) 576-8711 x33720.    For more information about us and this opportunity, please visit our website: We thank all qualified physicians for their submissions however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Lakeridge Health is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and to preventing the transmission of COVID 19 infections among Lakeridge Health team members and our patients. New Lakeridge Health team members will be required to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 during their Post-offer/Pre-employment Health Assessment, subject to any exemptions recognized under the Ontario Human Rights code.