Medical Microbiologist/Infection Prevention Control Physician
Vacancy #:2018-19-52451
RHA Job Number:1
Number of Vacancies:1
Vacancy Opening For:Specialist
Specialist Type:Other
Employer:SHA (Saskatoon)
Hours to International Airport:0.0
Employment Type:Permanent
Employment Term:Full Time
Posting Date:February 19, 2019
Closing Date:December 31, 2020 23:30
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Position profile: The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Clinical Microbiology and the Division of Infection Control of the Saskatchewan Health Authority/University of Saskatchewan seeks a Medical Microbiologist for a position that is 50% Medical Microbiology/50% Infection Prevention and Control. Clinical Microbiology is a fully centralized service providing diagnostic testing in bacteriology, virology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology and has a comprehensive molecular diagnostics program, 2 MALDI-TOF instruments and front end automation. The lab serves Saskatoon’s 3 acute care hospitals, Long Term Care and community based physicians with daily specimen volumes ranging from 1000-1400. Additionally, the service provides reference testing and consultation for laboratories in rural Saskatchewan. The successful applicant would join a team of 3 other Medical/Clinical Microbiologists in setting clinical direction and oversight for the program along with “on call” service and clinical consultation. Similarly, the Infection Prevention and Control Program sets policy and provides Infection Prevention and Control direction for Saskatoon’s 3 acute care hospital, Jim Patterson’s Children’s Hospital and long term care facilities and also serves to provide consultative advice for healthcare facilities in rural Saskatchewan. The successful candidate would work collaboratively with the Medical Director for Infection Control and the Infection Prevention and Control Team.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications/Requirements of the position – The successful MD candidate will have specialty training in Medical Microbiology and certification (or eligibility for certification within 3 years) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be eligible for licensure in the province of Saskatchewan. Membership with the Saskatoon Health Region Practitioner Staff is required. This is a joint position between Laboratory Medicine and Infection Control and is aimed at Candidates with training in Infection Prevention and Control.

Additional Information

Compensation details – $316,000 - $363,000 annually
Location of practice – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Benefits – This is an independent contractor position therefore benefits are the responsibility of the successful candidate.

Location of practice – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae in confidence to:

Jennifer Grunert, Physician Recruitment Coordinator-Practitioner Staff Affairs
Suite 6740 - Royal University Hospital | 103 Hospital Drive | Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8