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Medical Microbiologist

The Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) – Kelowna, BC

The Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is seeking a medical microbiologist to join a regional medical microbiology and infection control team. The KGH laboratory is found in the Walter Anderson building. The Microbiology department performs bacteriology and mycology testing and has a newly developed molecular laboratory.

Practice Details:

The KGH medical microbiology group runs a busy, clinically oriented on call service, providing medical consultation to the regional infection prevention and control (IPAC) program, and overseeing 3 medical microbiology laboratories located in Kelowna, Cranbrook, and Trail, which serve 16 hospitals across the region. Medical directorship of regional IPAC as well as Antimicrobial Stewardship programs are also performed by members of the KGH group. KGH microbiologists are also involved in teaching UBC medical undergraduate and postgraduate trainees.

The ideal candidate will be a medical microbiologist with an interest in bacteriology who is also experienced working as a consultant for Infection Prevention and Control. Experience in mycology testing is beneficial as well. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to forge strong working relationships with the regional administrative, hospital, infection control and laboratory staff is also essential.