Location: Health Sciences Centre
Laboratory Technologist III (REPOST)
Laboratory Services: Medical Genetics - Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics & Centre for Translational Genomics (CTG)
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
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. NLHealthServices.ca
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.
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.
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
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 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.