Clinical Microbiologist
SHA (Saskatoon)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
6d ago
source : Saskatchewan Health Authority

Job Description

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Clinical Microbiology of the Saskatchewan Health Authority / University of Saskatchewan seeks a permanent full time Clinical Microbiologist.

Clinical Microbiology is a fully centralized service providing diagnostic testing in bacteriology, virology, mycology, mycobacteriology and parasitology and has a comprehensive molecular diagnostics program, 2 MALDI-TOF instruments and front end automation.

The clinical microbiology laboratory serves Saskatoon’s 3 acute care hospitals, Long Term Care and community based physicians with daily specimen volumes ranging from 1000-1400 and COVID 19 specimen volumes up to 500 / day.

Additionally, Saskatoon provides reference testing and clinical microbiology consultation for laboratories in rural Saskatchewan including site visits.

The successful applicant would join a team of 3 other Clinical / Medical Microbiologists in setting clinical direction and oversight for the program along with on call service and clinical consultation.

The successful candidate would also be a member of the Provincial Microbiology Group which works as a discipline specific group setting directions and standards for Clinical Microbiology in Saskatchewan.

Compensation details We offer and competitive salary and benefits package.

Benefits A comprehensive benefits package is a component of this position.

Location of practice Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Job Qualifications

The successful Ph.D. candidate will have completed post-doctoral residency training in clinical microbiology with fellowship certification through the Canadian College of Microbiology and / or the American Board for Medical Microbiology (or eligibility for certification within 3 years).

Membership with the Practitioner Staff is required.

Additional Information

The City-Saskatoon Shines- With more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city and a population of 265,000+, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, offering non-stop entertainment opportunities including world class events, festivals and attractions, a strong arts and music focus, and a short drive to the northern lake country.

Saskatoon has more golf courses and restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America and is noted for its outstanding walking and biking trails along the riverbank.

Excellent educational facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, home of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, draw the best minds from around the world creating a youthful vitality and cultural richness evident in every neighbourhood.

Saskatchewan Health Authority - The Saskatchewan Health Authority is the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 44,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely health care for the entire province.

We are driven by the commitment to improve front line patient care for Saskatchewan people, and we are working together to better coordinate health services across the province to ensure that patients receive high quality, timely health care, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.

University of Saskatchewan- The beautiful University of Saskatchewan campus is located on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base and a vibrant cultural life.

The UofS is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence.

It is home to the newly constructed Academic Health Sciences Complex and two of the largest science projects in the country the Canadian Light Source synchrotron and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization / International Vaccine Centre .

A users group is available for collaborative research with clinical faculty using the $173.5 million Canadian Light Source synchrotron, owned by the University of Saskatchewan.

The College of Medicine has an intake of 100 students per year with a commensurate number of positions for residency training.

To Apply Saskatchewan Health Authority supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients and welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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