Location: Health Sciences Centre
Laboratory Technologist IV (Repost)
Laboratory Medicine (Clinical Genetics - Molecular Genetics)
Temporary, Full-Time (until July 27, 2024 with possibility of extension)
70 bi-weekly (8-hour days)
LX-35 ($40.32 - $50.77 per hour)
14 March 2023
Open until filled
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.
The Laboratory Technologist IV in the Medical Genetics Laboratory - Molecular Genetics reports to the Laboratory Operations Manager and is responsible for supervising staff and overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to staff scheduling; developing and validating new tests with either new or existing technologies; educating and training staff and students; reviewing patient cases before sign-out; investigating and troubleshooting, inventory control; auditing proficiency testing; reviewing and creating standard operating procedures; reporting of QC events/occurrences; implementing policies, practices, processes and standards that contribute to quality, patient safety and laboratory accreditation as well as assisting in the overall administration of the laboratory. The successful candidate must exhibit a strong theoretical and technical skillset in all aspects of molecular genetics including nucleic acid extraction, PCR-based assays, reverse transcription, fragment analysis, multiplex genotyping and sequencing.
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Work demands occasionally require the exertion of physical effort resulting in considerable fatigue requiring periods of rest.
When performing laboratory technical work there is constant lifting or moving of objects less than 10 lbs. (i.e. specimens, slides, supplies, etc.), and occasionally objects up to 25 lbs. (i.e. supplies, reagents, specimens, solutions, and equipment), and in some cases although very limited over 50 lbs. (i.e. specimen containers, and bodies during autopsy).
Depending on laboratory technical activity being performed, there is constant standing and sometime for extended periods to dissect specimens, view specimens through a microscope, enter results into a computer), or sitting on a workbench for extended periods requiring constant repetitive movement to dissect specimens, use an analyzer or view specimens through a microscope, examine specimens, record results, or to enter results of tests or process reports on the computer. Regularly there is a requirement to walk throughout the department to consult with coworkers, physicians, retrieve supplies, etc. There can be constant bending or stretching and working in awkward positions when performing autopsies, grossing activities, looking into a microscope or other types of tests/procedures.
When performing some activities, there can constantly be a requirement to use fine finger and precision work, and hand tools (i.e. scalpels, forceps, scissors, microscope, etc.), that sometimes require the use of gross motor skills, accurate control and steadiness to cut specimens, prepare samples, use pipettes, and to manipulate microscope lenses, or to troubleshoot equipment.
Graduation from a recognized (accredited) program with a diploma in Genetics Technology is required.
Completion of an approved/recognized Quality Control certificate/program/ course is required.
A minimum of four years of experience within the last six working as a Laboratory Technologist III in Molecular Genetics is required.
Current and continuing certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) as a Genetics Technologist is required.
Current and continuing registration with the NL Council of Health Professionals is required.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.
*This is a reposted position. If you have already applied your application is on file for consideration.
Open to external applicants.
Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca
Upon successfully applying for a vacancy then you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext. 5-2 immediately.
To become a part of our team, please submit your updated resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, daytime contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee numbers if applicable.
Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:
Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected] Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.
If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.
Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection and onboarding processes. We are happy to assist applicants requesting support during the process. Please email [email protected] or call 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.