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Public Health Technologist, Bacteriology and Mycology

Public Health Technologist, Bacteriology and Mycology
BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC
$30.30 - $37.78/hr

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).  Performs antimicrobial susceptibility testing, evaluates and verifies results, and prepares related reports.

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’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 June 30, 2021)
Wage: $30.30 to $37.78 per hour
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled
Monday to Friday: 0815-1630, 0915-1730 and as required for COVID response
Requisition Number:
100023

What we do

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) bccdc.ca is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.

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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

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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