Pathologist

The Laboratory Medicine Department of the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) of Interior Health Authority is seeking an Anatomical Pathologist with experience in general surgical pathology and a subspecialty, especially expertise in gastrointestinal pathology. The KGH is a regional referral hospital providing specialized surgical, medical and oncology services to 500,000 people. The successful candidate will join a large laboratory faculty with 15 laboratory physicians. The Candidate must be eligible for licensure in the Province of British Columbia and be a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Several years of work experience in diagnostic anatomic pathology with GI subspecialty training/expertise will be an asset. Responsibilities will include participating in diagnostic service for a variety of surgical specimens including difficult GI cases, medical liver and GI consultation cases, attending subspecialty related clinical rounds and teaching activities. In addition, participation in general frozen sections, hospital autopsy and after hours on-call are requirements.

 

Facility Details:

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is one of two tertiary hospitals within Interior Health and is the region’s main referral center offering a full range of services with approximately 400 beds and over 78,000 ED visits yearly. Adjacent to Kelowna General is the brand new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) which opened in 2015 and is BC’s only cardiac critical care centre outside of Victoria and the Lower Mainland. IHSC is Kelowna General Hospital’s principal surgical site and features;  12 specialized Operating Rooms created for Thoracic, Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Plastics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ears Nose and Throat, Orthopedics, General and Trauma surgeries with 2 ORs dedicated to Cardiac. Our state of the art Centennial Building also recently opened and boasts a total of 360,000 square feet, an expanded emergency and ambulatory care department, larger operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. KGH is also a teaching centre for the Southern Medical Program affiliated with UBC. KGH is entering its third year of training Royal College Emergency Medicine Physicians and also participates in training Family Physicians. With the state-of-the-art Interior Heart & Surgical Centre and new medical inpatient units in the Centennial Building, dedicated psychiatry units for youth and adults, a modern maternity ward, enhanced laboratory and clinical departments in the new Dr. Walter Anderson Building, and an academic campus that serves as a satellite for the University of British Columbia Medical School, KGH has become one of BC’s leading healthcare centres.

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) in Anatomical Pathology (or equivalent).
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Full Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia in Anatomical Pathology
  •  CMPA Coverage is mandatory

Hours of work: Full-time

Compensation: Service Contract (provincially negotiated grid level)

Additional Incentives: Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)

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