This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the Laboratory Assistant registers patient’s visits and is responsible for the collection, sorting and distribution of laboratory samples and maintenance of patient results within the Laboratory. The incumbent will be required to follow the philosophy and objectives of the Department of Health to ensure that medical professionals have the test results necessary to diagnose, treat and manage diseases.
The incumbent sorts and distributes biological samples collected within the Qikiqtani General Hospital and biological samples referred from other health facilities within Nunavut using established standards of practice. In addition, the Laboratory Assistant will be responsible for accessing the Meditech database of patient files to enable the distribution and tracking of patient results and reports.
The successful candidate will have the ability to apply standard safety protocols, be aware of the importance of confidentiality and be able to keep personal and medical information private and confidential at all times. Knowledge of laboratory practices and procedures including venipuncture and medical terminology are also required to be successful in the position.
The ideal candidate will have completed a recognized Canadian Laboratory Assistant Program and be currently licensed to practice as Laboratory Assistant with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science. Must be able to acquire within a reasonable time frame and remain current with the following training and certifications: WHMIS 2015, Fire Training, Handwashing In-service and internet and email applications. Current courses in TDG 6.2 class, WHIMIS 2015 and Meditech knowledge are considered as assets.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.