Alberta Public Laboratories (APL) North Sector, in partnership with the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, in Edmonton, Alberta is seeking a qualified full time Medical Biochemist (MD) or Clinical Biochemist (PhD) Leader for the North Sector, APL. The North Sector, APL includes all of the former Edmonton Laboratory Services, and the Northern Cities and Communities of Alberta. The Section Chief for Chemistry in APL North Sector, is a key laboratory leadership position that directly reports to the North Sector Medical Director. The successful applicant may also be considered for appointment with the University of Alberta’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. This includes opportunities for teaching and independent and/or collaborative research.
This position oversees the laboratory operations as a medical and scientific leader of the Biochemistry Section within APL, North Sector. Accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
Liaises with clinical users in regards to medical and scientific operational issues and decisions related to the relevant laboratory section.
Participation in test interpretation and reporting
Overseeing the evaluation and implementation of testing methodology in collaboration with other Section Chiefs/Divisional Directors.
Provides knowledge transfer of emerging and innovative methodologies and procedures to staff and colleagues.
Leadership to the dyad Administrative Leadership team regarding financial, capital, physical and operating resources required for operational planning.
Provides input on workforce planning, recruitment, quality improvement and strategic planning for the Biochemistry section.
Works collaboratively with stakeholders from the Universities to enable and integrate clinical teaching and research.
Facilitates communication with and provides expertise to external stakeholders, customers, and peer organizations.
Expertise in analysis of large scale laboratory utilization and quality data is an asset.
Responsibilities will include operational supervision of technical and support staff, overseeing the laboratory quality assurance program, on call requirements, teaching and supervision of trainees, clinical consultation with physicians, surgeons and oncologists, and liaising with various multidisciplinary committees and groups that develop and monitor laboratory policies, processes and procedures. In addition to Core Chemistry, the successful candidate will facilitate operation of a number of sub-specialty testing areas such as toxicology, trace elements, special chemistry/endocrinology, and prenatal/maternal screening.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in laboratory medicine, with a leadership/management component. Minimum qualifications include a MD with eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta with 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.
PhD candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in laboratory medicine, with a leadership/management component and certification as a clinical biochemist by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (or equivalent). Prior administrative experience is an asset.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
Effective communication and leadership ability to oversee laboratory operations to achieve maximum effectiveness, quality assurance, operational efficiency and appropriateness of care
Ability to work in a dynamic, changing environment that allows for delivery of quality service
Ability to balance service and quality imperative in a resource-sensitive environment
Ability to work collaboratively, building trust in working relationships, and being an overall team player
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 19-UAH-APL-LAB-BIO-04
About Alberta Public Labs
Alberta Public Laboratories (APL) is the new, wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and is ready to deliver high-quality, responsive diagnostic lab services to Albertans as a part of the provincial healthcare system.
APL is the consolidation of lab services into one organization previously provided by AHS, Calgary Lab Services (CLS), Covenant Health, and Lamont Health Care Centre. Services currently provided by DynaLIFE will be added in 2022.
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