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Position profile – The Saskatchewan Health Authority is seeking a full-time Director of HLA laboratory to provide leadership to our HLA and Immunogenetics laboratory. The Laboratory is integrated with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Department of Laboratory Medicine of the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The candidate will have an appointment with the University of Saskatchewan, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
The director of HLA lab is expected to provide technical and consultation services regarding histocompatibility testing for both solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, transfusion support and for other clinical purposes. The successful candidate will be required to provide technical support for all HLA and transplant-related laboratory tests. Expertise in new molecular methodologies such as NGS is an asset. It is the responsibility of HLA director to ensure the high quality of services and their compliance with ASHI standards. Director of the HLA lab will be responsible for sign-out and interpretation of HLA laboratory results, consultation with physicians, clinical and translational research, residents, fellows and ABHI certification training as required, development of new tests and improvement of the current assays.
Benefits – attractive benefit plans Language of Work – English Location of practice – Saskatoon
Qualifications/Requirements of the position – Ideal candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Candidates must be board certified/eligible in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics from the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI). Salary levels are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Authority - The Saskatchewan Health Authority is the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 44,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely health care for the entire province. We are driven by the commitment to improve front line patient care for Saskatchewan people, and we are working together to better coordinate health services across the province to ensure that patients receive high quality, timely health care, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Health Authority is a principal leader of proactive change in Saskatchewan’s health environment. As one of Canada’s most comprehensive health service delivery agencies, our organization provides ambulance and rehabilitation, community and mental health, long term and special care, and hospital services to the people of Saskatchewan. Our renewed vision, mission and values reflect a promise to deliver the healthiest people, healthiest communities and exceptional service.
The City - Saskatoon Shines - With more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city and a population of 265,000+, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, offering non-stop entertainment opportunities including world class events, festivals and attractions, a strong arts and music focus, and a short drive to the northern lake country. Saskatoon has more golf courses and restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America and is noted for its outstanding walking and biking trails along the riverbank. Excellent educational facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, home of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, draw the best minds from around the world creating a youthful vitality and cultural richness evident in every neighbourhood.
To Apply – Saskatchewan Health Authority supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients and welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae in confidence to:
Jackie McKee, Physician Recruitment & Resource Planning
Practitioner Staff Affairs – Suite 6740 - Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8
Phone: (306) 655-0196