The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Public Health Technologist, Environmental Microbiology
The Technologist, Environmental Microbiology, performs routine analysis of water, food, environmental and clinical samples using various techniques to detect surrogate or indicator organisms and infectious disease agents for public health audits and surveillance and for confirmation of food-borne, waterborne and gastrointestinal (GI) disease outbreaks, evaluates and verified results, interprets data and prepared related reports and is responsible for routine quality control and maintenance of equipment and facilities.
Education, Training and Experience
- Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) OR Bachelor of Science in Microbiology or related biological science relevant to the assigned section plus one year of recent, related experience including experience in a clinical and research based laboratory or an equivalent combination of education, training and recent related experience.
Skills and Abilities
- Basic knowledge of microbiology, molecular biology and biosafety.
- Demonstrated ability in writing scientific manuscripts an asset and performing literature searches.
- Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot unexpected results.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, manage time, and work independently.
- Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment and use related software.
- Knowledge of basic computer software.
- Demonstrated physical ability to perform the job.
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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.
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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.