Medical Microbiology & Infection Prevention and Control (General)


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Practice Details:

Interior Health is seeking a medical microbiologist to join their regional medical microbiology and infection control team which serves four microbiology laboratories in Kelowna, Kamloops, Trail and Cranbrook. The KGH microbiology laboratory performs bacteriology and mycology testing and has a newly developed molecular laboratory. The candidate will focus on oversight of bacteriology testing, and possibly mycology testing if the individual is experienced or interested. The candidate will contribute to clinical consultation for the regional infection prevention and control (IPAC) program and share a clinically oriented on-call service with 6 microbiologists. The ideal candidate will have expertise in bacteriology, experience in IPAC consulting, and possibly mycology testing. Strong interpersonal skills are essential for collaborating with regional administrative, hospital, infection control, and laboratory staff

** This job posting is for a position covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order and selected applicant(s) must comply with the requirements of the order.

  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License (Full)
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full time
On call requirements: Day call 1:6 Evening/weekend On-Call Hours 1:7

Estimated Gross Income

Provincially negotiated grid level

RSA Incentives

Relocation assistance $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location (with eligible receipts)

*Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer*

Kelowna General Hospital:

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is one of two tertiary hospitals within Interior Health and is the region’s main referral centre offering a full range of services with approximately 400 beds and over 84,000 ED visits yearly. Kelowna General Hospital is home to the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) which opened in 2015 and is BC’s only cardiac critical care centre outside of Victoria and the Lower Mainland. IHSC is Kelowna General Hospital’s principal surgical site and features 12 specialized Operating Rooms created for Thoracic, Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Plastics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ears Nose and Throat, Orthopedics, General and Trauma surgeries with 2 ORs dedicated to Cardiac Surgery. Our state of the art Centennial Building boasts a total of 360,000 square feet, an expanded emergency and ambulatory care department, new medical inpatient units, modern operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. Within the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre, KGH has a modern maternity ward and adjacent Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. KGH has a dedicated pediatric ward, as well as, adolescent and adult psychiatry units. Enhanced laboratory and clinical departments are found in the new Dr. Walter Anderson Building. KGH is also a teaching centre for the Southern Medical Program affiliated with UBC, and has an academic campus that serves as a satellite for the University of British Columbia Medical School. KGH has become one of BC’s leading healthcare centres.

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