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Laboratory Technical Specialist (T3)

Community: 
Iqaluit
Reference number: 
10-507025
Type of employment: 
Salary: 
$88,608 to $100,562 per year, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016

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.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021.  With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations.  As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Reporting to the Manager Laboratory Services, the Laboratory Technical Specialist (T3) will work within his/her scope of professional practice in a team environment. The position will oversee the functions of the Transfusion Medicine area of the Laboratory, assist the Laboratory Manager with the daily functions of the Laboratory and provide support in the development of quality systems of the laboratory. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the Laboratory Manager toward achieving and maintaining Laboratory Accreditation through Accreditation Canada.

The incumbent will oversee the activities of the Transfusion Medicine Service in order to ensure clients receive safe timely and appropriate blood product by providing guidance to the technologist that rotate through the Transfusion Medicine section. The incumbent will implement a quality system for the Transfusion Medicine section of the lab and will liase with the Lab Manager and manager of CQI/Risk Management regarding the implementation of a Lab-wide quality system. The incumbent will also aid in extending the life expectancy of instrumentation by ensuring the continued maintenance of laboratory equipment in order to maintain productivity and minimize downtime.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from an Accredited Canadian program and registered with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science- general or RT. The incumbent is required to have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Laboratory Technologist with a minimum of one year recent experience in each of the following disciplines: Chemistry, Microbiology, Haematology and Transfusion Medicine. All Health providers must be able to acquire within 3 months of hire and remain current with the following training and certifications; WHMIS, Hand Hygiene and Transportation of Dangerous Goods. Advanced Certification (ART) or a Bachelor of Science or Medical laboratory Technology Degree is an asset.   

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.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to GNHR@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Open until filled