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Ministry of Health, Regina, SK

Medical Director



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Ministry of Health, Regina, SK 

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Medical Director, SDCL         

Ministry of Health
Regina, SK 


We are inviting applications for the Medical Director of the Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory. The Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory (SDCL) provides a broad range of public health and diagnostic laboratory services to the Province of Saskatchewan.   

The functions of the SDCL include (but are not restricted to), testing for pathogens or immune states of public health significance, population-based screening, laboratory surveillance to support cluster detection and disease trends of public health significance.  Specialized diagnostic testing, provincial programs; including new born screening, drugs of abuse, forensic toxicology, colorectal cancer screening, genetic testing, environmental testing and education and research.  The SDCL also acts as the referral and reference laboratory for most of the province’s laboratories for microbiology and clinical chemistry.  

The Medical Director of SDCL is a key leadership position within the laboratory system in Saskatchewan.  Within this position there are opportunities for ongoing career development including collaborative clinical and research activities with the Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina.  The Medical Director also works with other physicians in directing and guiding the laboratory system in the province and works closely with other health organizations to achieve this goal. 

Within SDCL the Medical Director is accountable for providing medical and scientific leadership to support population-based laboratory services, and in partnership with other public health professionals to maintain and improve the health of Saskatchewan, their environment and their communities.  In this role, the Medical Director is also responsible for biosafety, biosecurity, quality and safety programs and regulatory compliance at the SDCL.    

As the physician leader for the laboratory, this position works closely with the Executive Director to provide oversight to the clinical department heads and provide medical and scientific guidance to the laboratory.  This position works with the Scientific Directors to oversee a large team of clinical, technical and scientific staff. 

Closing Date:  July 3, 2017                                                                         Competition Number:  EXE000380 

The Government of Saskatchewan offers a wide range of careers with purpose and passion. Our people enjoy an enviable work/life balance in an environment that supports creativity, innovation and diversity while providing learning and career development opportunities. We’re helping make Saskatchewan the best place to live, work and raise our families, by building the best public service in Canada. Join the team! 

For more information on this and other opportunities in the public service, visit
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Ministry of Health, Regina, SK
Debra Ulrich
Director, Administration & Human Resources
Posting Date: 17-May-2017Academic Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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