Chief Laboratory Technologist

Hamilton, ON

Chief Laboratory Technologist, Relocation to Kitimat BC

Northern Health is accepting applicants for a full-time Chief Laboratory Technologist for our General Hospital. Enjoy the exceptional outdoor lifestyle opportunities which include hiking, fresh water and ocean fishing as well as access to lakes, forests and mountains or sit back and revel in the peace and tranquillity that is Kitimat.

The Chief Technologist is responsible and accountable for directing, organizing, controlling, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the day-to-day activities and operations of the laboratory and its departments

Key Responsibilities

  • Efficient management of financial, technical, equipment and human resources and planning in relation to allocated budgets to achieve an annual balanced budget mandate, including contribution and advice to Health Service Administrator on capital planning, as appropriate.
  • Ensuring efficient and effective laboratory services, communication and technical interpretation and opinion to stakeholders, health care professionals and patients/service users.
  • Performing and supervising diagnostic testing in biochemistry, hematology, blood bank, urology and microbiology as required, and ensuring compliance with all quality controls, professional practice and governance standards, policies and procedures, including, but not limited to health and safety, infection control, training requirements, legal and ethical requirements and accreditation standards.

What you bring

  • The successful applicant will have graduated from an accredited Medical Laboratory Science program.
  • Current General Certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and eligible for membership with the BC Society of Laboratory Sciences (BCSLS) and/or CSMLS.
  • Successful completion of the Advanced Registered Technologist (ART) course.
  • Five years post Registered Technologist (RT) experience including two (2) years’ related supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training, management experience and education acceptable to the hospital


What you can expect

  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Supportive work environment
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Health & Dental Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Relocation Assistance for eligible positions
  • Spectacular outdoor activities
  • Short commutes
  • Affordable housing market

Who we are

We are leading the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations, we provide exceptional health services for Northerners. Our value statements guide decisions and actions and include: Empathy - Respect - Collaboration - Innovation.


To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter. 


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