Anatomical Pathologist

Prince George

Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern British Columbia and services a rural population of about 300,000. The region’s economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes; result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC’s most beautiful regions. The city itself is the 4th largest in British Columbia and has a population of approximately 82,300 local residents and a service centre for nearly 320,000. It is built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers. Prince George is the home of the University of Northern British Columbia – Canada’s Green university. The warm, friendly and diverse population attests to a strong and dynamic community spirit.

Practice Details:

Northern Health is recruiting for a Anatomical or General Pathologist to join the medical staff at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) in Prince George, BC. The successful candidate will join a group of 5 other pathologists at the site. This is a regional centre that provides a wide range of anatomical and clinical pathology services to Northern BC.

Minimum requirements include Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in anatomical pathology or general pathology and eligibility for licensure to practice in BC.

Our department receives approximately 20,000 surgical specimens annually from UHNBC and the surrounding area. We support general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology and ENT practices. Family physicians, dermatologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists, respirologists and other clinical specialties are also important contributors to our anatomical pathology work.

Clinical pathology is a large part of our practice, including direct interpretation of clinical specimens/assay results (eg. bone marrows, peripheral smears, protein electrophoresis etc.), consultation with clinical colleagues and medical leadership/oversight of transfusion, microbiology and chemistry laboratories in a local and regional setting.

We are looking for an anatomical/general pathologist who will maintain the highest possible standards of practice and is motivated to participate in medical leadership and oversight.

  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: regular
On call requirements: none

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Recruitment Incentive: $15,000
Relocation Assistance: $9,000-15,000
Retention Premium: 12.60%
Retention Flat Fee: $19,526.40

University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC):

The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) is the largest Acute Care facility within the Northern Health region, and a hub for specialized health services. It’s also a teaching hospital:
• Provides undergraduate physician training through the Northern Medical Program, run by the University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia
• Hosts residents in UBC’s Family Practice Residency Program
• Is a key clinical education site for nursing and many health sciences students at UNBC, the College of New Caledonia,
BCIT and other institutions. UHNBC has benefited from nearly $100 million in expansions, renovations and new equipment since 2001:
• Patient care addition with an expanded emergency room
and updated ICU
• State-of-the-art maternal-child care centre (including a single room neonatal ICU)
• Facilities to accommodate undergraduate physician training
• MRI unit

UHNBC is also home to a cancer centre for Northern BC, featuring a wide range of cancer treatments including radiation therapy.

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