Public Health Technologist, Bacteriology and Mycology, BCCDC Labs
Vancouver BC As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
The Technologist performs technical procedures involved in the Bacteriology and Mycology Laboratory. The Technologist isolates, identifies and subtypes bacteria and yeast from specimens using biochemical, serological and commercial molecular methods (which provide automated interpretation). What you'll do
What you bring
- Participate in day-to-day work activities in Bacteriology by testing clinical and other specimens using various microscopy methods, bacterial and tissue culture methods by evaluating and verifying results according to established procedures.
- Identify cell types, bacteria and yeast, using the Gram stain, fluorescent microscopy and commercial molecular techniques (which provide automated interpretation) and report results using the results to interpret specimen quality and various pathological processes.
- Perform bacterial culture, judge bacterial growth both qualitatively and quantitatively, and, using a variety of techniques to determine the significance of the culture results.
- Perform susceptibility testing by utilizing automated and manual procedures and use available resources to accept results or perform additional testing if necessary; recognize when to report or suppress susceptibility testing results.
- Prepare stock solutions and reagents following standard operating procedures.
- Certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).
- One (1) year of recent related experience including experience in a research-based laboratory or an equivalent combination of education, training and recent related experience.
You also have demonstrated:
What we bring
- Interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Skills in attention to detail and organization.
- Ability to be self-motivated, manage time, and work independently.
- Ability to operate equipment and related software.
- Familiarity with computer software.
- Physical ability to perform the job.
- Experience in various molecular methods.
- Knowledge of Quality Assurance principles.
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
- Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Four (2)Regular, Full-Time Opportunities and (2) Temp Full Time Opportunities
- Req # 128537E; Work Hours: Monday to Friday (Stats & Saturday & Sunday as required on rotation); 0700-1515/0815-1630/0915-1730
- Req # 128482E, Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until June 05, 2023), Work Hours: Mon to Sun; Rotating Sat & Sun; 0830-1630/ 0900-1700
$30.90 to $38.63 per hour Location:
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4R4 Applications will be accepted until position is filled. What we do
Lower Mainland Laboratories (LM Labs) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories.
LM Labs is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
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.
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