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Job Title:
Laboratory Technologist III

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Laboratory Medicine
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Health Sciences Centre

Laboratory Technologist III (REPOST)
Laboratory Services - Genetics
Permanent, Full Time
Hours70 hour bi-weekly (8 hour days)
SalaryLX-32 ($33.86 - $42.95 per hour)
Competition Number2019004511
Posted Date26 September 2019
Closing DateOpen until filled

About Us
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.

Job Summary
The Laboratory Technologist III (Clinical Genetics) 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 metaphase chromosome analysis, FISH, nucleic acid extraction, microarray, PCR, reverse transcription and sequencing. 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 Clinical Genetics Technology.
Current registration, or eligible for registration, with the NL Council of Health Professionals.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

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

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To become a part of our team, please submit your 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: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

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.