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Laboratory Technologist III

NL Health Services - 1,103 Jobs
St. John's, NL
$36.66 - $46.49 / hour
Full-time - Permanent
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Job Description

Location: Health Sciences Centre

Laboratory Technologist III (REPOST)
Laboratory Services: Medical Genetics - Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics & Centre for Translational Genomics (CTG)
Permanent, Full-Time
Hours 70 bi-weekly (8-hour day shift-work; roatating) Salary LX-32, ($36.66 - $46.49) Competition Number 2023005044 Posted Date 5 December 2023 Closing Date open till filled

About Us
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL.

NL Health Services is responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador and employs over 21,000 people.

Job Summary
The Laboratory Technologist III reports to the Laboratory Operations Manager. The Laboratory Technologist III will perform a variety of cytogenetic and/or specialized molecular diagnostic procedures on patient samples to provide accurate diagnostic and treatment information. These duties include, but are not limited to, nucleic acid extraction, PCR/RT-PCR (qualitative and quantitative), metaphase chromosome analysis, FISH, fragment/microsatellite analysis (3500XL Genetic Analyzer), traditional Sanger sequencing (3500XL Genetic Analyzer), and second-generation massively parallel sequencing (Illumina NovaSeq 6000) for both germline and somatic conditions. The Technologist will recognize abnormal findings, determine the need for further testing and respond according to laboratory guidelines. The Technologist will operate and maintain equipment in accordance with established procedures and protocols, participate in quality control/quality assurance measures and assist in the validation of new assays. Other related duties as required.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Constantly lifts/moves objects less than 10 lbs. and occasionally objects up to 30 lbs.
Constantly stands, sometimes for extended periods, or sits for extended periods requiring constant repetitive movement. Also, constant bending or stretching and working in awkward positions.
Constantly requires fine finger and precision work and requires the use of gross motor skills to perform with accurate control and steadiness.
Visual concentration is required when performing procedures and auditory concentration is required to communicate and give information, to listen for alarms, timers, etc.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from a recognized (accredited) program with a diploma in Genetics technology 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 performance and attendance is required.

The successful applicant must be willing to complete at the first available opportunity refresher courses at the request of the employer.

Employees, to review your attendance record please refer to your employee portal on the Intranet for details. The attendance record is only available to employees who are currently in positions that accumulate sick time.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health NAPE LX Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. If this is an internal and external posting, all applications will be accepted and preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health NAPE LX Regional Bargaining Unit.

*Open to external applicants

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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 an up to date resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number 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.

NL Health Services is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting support during the process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Recruitment Line at 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.

*This is a reposted position. If you have already applied your application is on file for consideration.

Competition Number: 2023005044
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About NL Health Services

About NL Health Services

If you come from away, you’ll discover just how special Newfoundland and Labrador is. If you're a local, you already know this. It’s our people. It’s our culture. It’s our stories (and oh do we love our stories).

If you’re looking to grow your health career in a place with adventure around each corner and a strong sense of community, then let’s put on the kettle and have a chat. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
  • Generous vacation packages and paid time off.
  • Full-time and part-time pension plans options.
  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
  • Financial incentives and relocation support.
  • Student placements and clinical residencies.
  • Remote work options available.
  • Fast pathways to nursing for out-of-province applicants.

With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

Come, work with us, and be extraordinary every day!

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