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Infection Prevention and Control, Physician - BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Infection Prevention and Control, Physician
Regular Part Time (0.40 FTE)
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) ensures a safe environment for patients across PHSA clinical programs. Our mission is to empower everyone within the clinical programs to prevent infections.
IPAC is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which 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. You will be part of a network of more than 2,700 specialized physicians who impact patient care daily, within the largest network of tertiary services in B.C. 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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
Reporting to the Medical Lead, Infection, Prevention and Control, PHSA, you will provide clinical services to BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services in accordance with your role as Infection Prevention & Control Physician. The nature of your position requires that your time be scheduled so as to be able to provide clinical services, plus services when on call, at such times and during such hours as are reasonably required by the PHSA Infection Prevention and Control service, understanding that many circumstances require flexibility of hours and that you will respond to those needs. In addition, due to the distributed services of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services across the province of BC, travel may be required.
Responsibilities include clinical administration (e.g., on call, consulting with IPAC team members on challenging situations such as patient care, outbreak investigations, etc.), teaching, program development and research. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to best practice and advancing knowledge in the field of Infection Prevention and Control. Additionally, there is an expectation of excellence in and commitment to teaching across the spectrum of learners. Strong inter-professional skills in working in complex environments, personal interest in Infection Prevention and Control and a commitment to a clinical academic sub-specialty environment will ensure success in this role. The successful candidate will be expected to forge productive collaborations with other members of the institution, the university as well as provincial, national and international collaborators. In addition to stellar academic qualifications, a proven track record of demonstrated excellence in teaching and superb clinical credentials.
The successful candidate must be eligible for licensing with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia as well as Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and/or Public Health. Formal IPAC training and/or IPAC experience, as well as leadership experience is preferred.
Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the name, title, rank and contact information of 3 referees should be directed to:
Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor, Talent Acquisition – Physician and Scientific Recruitment
Provincial Health Services Authority
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
PHSA is 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.