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BC Childrens Hospital

Medical Microbiologist, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - BC Children's Hospital

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Medical Microbiologist
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
BC Children's Hospital
Vancouver, BC

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the BC Children's and Women's Hospitals is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills to join the Division of Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control, located in the heart of Vancouver, on British Columbia's West Coast.

The Department provides the province's pediatric and obstetric populations with tertiary/quaternary laboratory care. The Division is responsible for providing academic pediatric and maternal-fetal medicine diagnostic services for the province of BC, with a focus on rapid bacteriology and virology testing, including an extensive menu of microbiological nucleic acid amplification tests. Infection control coverage is also provided for all of the Provincial Health Services Authority programs.

The successful candidate will provide Medical Microbiology (0.8 FTE) and Infection Control services (0.2 FTE), including participation in the on-call roster. Scheduling of clinical work within the microbiology service will be determined by the Division Head in conjunction with Division Microbiologists and will consider the needs of the Division and individual interests and skills. For the IPAC component, the successful candidate would report to PHSA Medical Affairs. The microbiologist will be required to build relationships and provide prompt and expert consultative services to physicians and other health care providers. Support will be provided to the Infection Control Program at PHSA, with a focus at BC Children's and Women's Hospitals. Daily meetings occur with Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist. The microbiologist will be expected to be actively engaged in academic teaching and research.

The successful candidate will be recommended for appointment to the University of British Columbia (UBC), in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at an academic or clinical rank dependent on experience and qualifications. For consideration, candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia and must have obtained a Fellowship in Medical Microbiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or hold an equivalent qualification, by the time of appointment.


Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

Expressions of interest, applications and nominations should be submitted in confidence to:

Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor, Talent Acquisition - Physician and Scientific Recruitment

About Provincial Health Services Authority

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides expert health care, including mental health care, for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia. Child development and rehabilitation is provided by Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, a program of BC Children's. In addition to providing specialized pediatric services - many of which are not available elsewhere in the province - BC Children's is the province's leading teaching and research facility for child health. As a hospital of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), BC Children's strategic action plan supports PHSA's strategic direction, outlined in the PHSA Service Plan. We are grateful to all the First Nations who have cared for and nurtured the lands and waters around us for all time, including the xʷməθkʷəy'əm (Musqueam), Skwxwu'7mesh U'xwumixw (Squamish Nation), and səl'ílwəta? (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) on whose unceded and ancestral territory BC Children's is located.

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

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PHSA and BCCH are committed are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Government unanimous passing of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to meaningful and lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as we move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

About BC Childrens Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is a leader in general and specialized pediatric services, and is the province’s foremost teaching and research facility for child health.


Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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