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27 Jun 2019

Positions Vacant

Division Chief of Pediatric Pathology - Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario invites applications for a full time Chief of pediatric Anatomical Pathology at CHEO which is a site of the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association Reference Laboratory (EORLA). The successful applicant will be a member of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at CHEO, and a member of EORLA.  CHEO is a tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. The division handles about 4,500 surgical specimens. There are about 150 autopsies a year. 

The Chief of Anatomical Pathology will be responsible for oversight of a specialized pediatric anatomical pathology laboratory that provides comprehensive diagnostic services to CHEO patients, and will be the primary resource supporting excellence in pediatric patient care throughout the 18 hospitals within the Champlain region. 

CHEO Divisional Chief responsibilities include oversight of the quality of medical diagnosis, care and treatment of all patients in his or her Division, management of the Medical Staff in the Division and co-responsibility for operations of the Division with management. In addition, responsibilities include serving as a resource for laboratory staff, development and evaluation of tests and procedures, administrative activity at divisional, departmental, hospital and regional levels, and participation in service coverage providing clinical consultation, education, and support to regional health care professionals regarding laboratory utilization, test selection, and result interpretation

The division Chief will ensure the Division contributes to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching and supervise resident laboratory rotations in pediatric pathology. Opportunities to engage in independent and collaborative research are available, and activities complementary to and consistent with the roles and objectives of the laboratory are encouraged. 

Applicants should have demonstrated experience in pediatric anatomical pathology principles, practices, and instrumentation as well as leadership skills and experience commensurate with the Division chief role. The successful applicant must also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact and work collaboratively with individuals within and outside of CHEO and EORLA.  Bilingualism (English-French) is an asset.

Candidates must have an MD and Fellowship in Anatomical Pathology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the equivalent. Pediatric Pathology Fellowship training or equivalent experience is required. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed primarily, but not exclusively, to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Equity is a policy of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of Ottawa: women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please forward your application, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: 

Dr. Lindy Samson

Chief of Staff

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 

401 Smyth Road 

Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1


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