Clinical Pathologist

Clinical Pathologist
Markham, ON

Job Description

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for livestock and poultry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 8,000 people and offers products to customers in over 175 countries.

JOB SUMMARY: The majority of the pathologist’s duties involves, but is not limited to, providing clients with diagnostic evaluations in the area of clinical pathology and providing necessary follow-up consultation.  A high level of importance is placed on quality, timeliness, customer service, effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for gross and/or microscopic examination of clinical pathology specimens and preparation of pathology reports in a timely manner.
  • Meet caseload and turnaround expectations. 
  • Responsible for providing telephone consultations to clients.
  • Consult with and assist other pathologists as needed to promote collegiality.
  • Interact with, advise and assist laboratory personnel in proper specimen processing techniques and function as the pathologist on duty.
  • Promote the growth of IDEXX by actively participating in pathologist meetings and developing and maintaining professional relationships/contact with clients.
  • Participate in the quality control programs.
  • Maintain proficiency and develop diagnostic skills through regular continuing education.
  • Time may be provided off of routine diagnostic responsibilities to allow the pathologist to engage in other professional activities as approved by management.  Such activities should improve the function or professional reputation of IDEXX.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • ACVP or ECVP certifying examination eligible or board certified (preferred).
  • Board certified with 0-5 years’ experience.  Board eligible with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a diagnostic field.
  • Must obtain or be eligible to obtain provincial licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario.  
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Familiarity with current topics and issues in clinical veterinary medicine.
  • Ability to type and use dictation equipment.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • A service oriented attitude.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Computer skills are required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • This job classification requires that the applicant be capable of sitting for extended periods, reaching, speaking, seeing, and hearing (with appropriate aids as needed). This job classification also involves repetitive use of the hands, wrists, and arms. Applicants must be able to meet the minimum dexterity requirements of the position. For employees in the Customer Liaison role, necropsy duties will require the ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • This position involves potential for exposure to agents known to cause zoonotic disease and the use of hazardous materials (i.e., formalin, xylene).
  • The pathologist may be responsible for periodic Saturday duty.

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