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Public Health Technologist Bacteriology and Mycology

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
11 days ago

Public Health Technologist Bacteriology and Mycology

BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver,BC

$30.30/hr - $37.78/hr

What you'll do
  • 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.

What you bring
  • A diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology OR Bachelor of Science in Microbiology or related biological science relevant to the assigned section.
  • 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.

What you have
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated skills in attention to detail and organization.
  • Demonstrated the ability to be self-motivated, manage time, and work independently.
  • Demonstrated theability to operate equipment and related software.
  • Demonstrate theability and familiarity with computer software.
  • Demonstrated thephysical ability to perform the job.
  • Demonstrated experience in various molecular methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quality Assurance principles.

What's in it for you

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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Temporary Full Time (until December 22, 2020)
$30.30/hr - $37.78/hr

655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Work Days: Monday - Friday; Saturdays and STATS on rotation

Hours of Work: 0815-1630, 0915-1730
Requisition #95362

What we do

TheBC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)provides provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, prevention and consultation and provides both direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with disease of public health importance.

Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, coordinates 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. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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