Medical Laboratory Technologist A - Surgical Pathology


Nova Scotia Health Authority

Halifax City, Nova Scotia

Req ID: 3320
Location: Central  Mackenzie Building - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002587 Surgical Pathology
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-term  (100% FTE) x 1.0 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare NSGEU Hlthcare
Posting Closing Date: 26-Apr-17

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date
The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.  We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


The Medical Laboratory Technologist performs analytical tests and procedures offered by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine using appropriate methodologies and quality assurance techniques. The Medical Laboratory Technologist possesses the technical ability and problem-solving skills to perform all tests (both manual & automated). Performs laboratory tests with a network of steps and variables according to established protocols and works with little or no supervision in emergency and weekend/night situations. Operates instruments that are often computer integrated and networked and uses computerized information systems. Compares test results to pre-established criteria (reference intervals) and makes decisions regarding the reportability of results, thus exercising independent judgement. Stressful working conditions require the Medical Laboratory Technologist to be tactful, sensitive and able to communicate effectively and professionally. Working conditions include exposure to chemicals on a daily basis. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times as deemed essential by the Medical Laboratory Technologist Code of Conduct.


* Must be a graduate from an approved program in Medical Laboratory Technology
* Must be licensed with NSCMLT
* Medical Laboratory Technologist experience is an asset
* Histology experience preferred
* Previous experience with LIS (Cerner Millennium) preferred
* Good judgement required in solving technical problems and assessing validity of results before reporting
* Considerable mental and visual demands in decision making, calculations using complex instruments and microscopy
* Effective communication and interpersonal skills
* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
* Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Long assignment full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
With an approximate start date of May 15, 2017 and an expected date of June 28, 2018 (Approx. 13.5 months)
These are anticipated dates and may be subject to change
Shift work may be required

Salary Information

$26.9697 - $32.8370 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
Successful applicants will be required to submit a criminal record check and assume any associated costs, as a condition of employment.
This is a Healthcare  NSGEU Hlthcare Unit Position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions
The Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.

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