Public Health Technologist Virology
Provincial Health Services Authority
Vancouver, British Columbia
3d ago

Public Health Technologist Virology

655 West 12th Avenue , Vancouver, BC

$31.44 / hr - $39.22 / hr

The Technologist performs technical work involved in the Virology Program. The Technologist, Virology, isolates and identifies bacteria, viruses, and parasites from clinical and other specimens and performs biochemical, serological and other tests on clinical specimens, evaluates and verifies results, and prepares related reports.

What you’ll do

  • Participates in day-to-day work activities in Virology by testing clinical and other specimens using tissue culture and nucleic acid technique, and evaluating and verifying results according to established procedures.
  • Identifies viruses using fluorescent microscopy, rapid immunoassays, shell vial and traditional cell culture methods.
  • Prepares stock solutions and reagents following standard operating procedures.
  • Performs cell culturing technique for virus propagation and maintenance of continuous cell line, and semi automatic nucleic acid extraction and detection by real time PCR.
  • Responds to requests and inquiries for all referred in tests. Seeks direction as required from the Section Head, Laboratory Operations Manager, or Program Head / Medical Director as appropriate on customer service issues.
  • Performs all related functions required for the production of final reports such as preparing, testing and assessing quality control results prior to release of clinical results, troubleshoots specimen adequacy and prepares dilutions as required according to established procedures.
  • Maintains and documents maintenance of laboratory equipment. Recognizes and reports malfunctions in equipment.
  • What you bring

  • Certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).
  • One 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.
  • Casual Opportunity

    $31.44 / hr - $39.22 / hr

    655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

    Work Days : Rotating

    Hours of Work : Rotating

    Requisition Number : 96875

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