Medical Laboratory Technologist - #668022

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre


Date: 3 days ago
City: Barrie, ON
Contract type: Full time
Job Summary & Requirements

By providing exceptional medical laboratory technology expertise and leadership, the Medical Laboratory Technologist supports the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) strategic plan and MY CARE philosophy which includes the:

Vision – Making Each Life Better. Together.

Mission – Exceptional Care is Our Passion. Safety is Our Promise

Values – Work Together. Respect All. Think Big. Own It. Care.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

As an integral member of the Laboratory team the Medical Laboratory Technologist responsibilities include:

  • participating in technical, professional and quality in-services and education
  • participating in staff and patient experience and feedback initiatives, professional development, teaching/ educational activities, safety and quality improvement programs to ensure excellence in the provision of services;
  • reading and confirming reading and understanding laboratory policies and procedures through document control software
  • forwarding suggestions for policy and procedure improvement or corrections required to the Charge or Team Leader.
  • performing laboratory procedures for specific discipline(s) and functions and ensuring the completion of assigned workload;
  • operating, troubleshooting and maintaining cleanliness of laboratory equipment and work area; preparing written and electronic reports required to document procedures and test results; participating in teaching, educational, safety and quality improvement programs;
  • observing and understanding hospital policies and procedures;
  • adhering to hospital and departmental mission and vision statements while maintaining patient confidentiality;
  • performing cross-functional duties, as assigned or requested;
  • performing other related duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned, requested, or required.

SUPERVISION/ DIRECTION GIVEN:

  • Provides technical supervision for Medical Laboratory Assistants in the applicable area, ensuring work is completed, in accordance with established policies and ACCREDITATION CANADA - DIAGNOSTICS requirements. Provides technical supervision and guidance for Medical Laboratory Assistants and Phlebotomists when required.
  • Recommends and communicates changes to enhance the efficient and cost-effective operation of the laboratory.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY:

  • Support Internal Responsibility System by administering RVH Health & Safety policies and procedures, the Ontario Health & Safety Act and regulations and WHMIS.
  • Participate in Health & Safety training as required.
  • Provide a safe working environment and ensure all equipment is evaluated, validated and well maintained.
  • Participate in Workplace Inspections and hazard identifications, accident/incident investigations; including analysis, risk assessment, and the implementation of corrective measures.
  • Supports Laboratory Safety Representative to evaluate status and maintain full ACCREDITATION CANADA - DIAGNOSTICS safety compliance
  • Suggest Health & Safety items to be discussed at staff meetings.
  • Complete Health & Safety education and training as required that includes job-specific training and safe work practices. The above responsibilities are not to be considered all-inclusive; may be assigned other related duties in the interest of efficient operations of RVH or effective patient care.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Ontario Laboratory Accreditation program preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current technologies within the field.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and professionally with staff, physicians, volunteers, patient families, and visitors.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks at a time in a cost-effective manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties independently and as a team member, with high degree of motivation and independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent attendance and schedule flexibility.
  • Demonstrated excellent conflict resolution and change management skills.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and problem-solving ability.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with keyboarding, Laboratory Information Systems (Meditech preferred), MS Office, internet use and another computer software.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and performing mandatory reviews.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION

  • General certification in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized post-secondary institute.
  • Certification through the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
  • Registration with the College of Medical laboratory Technologist of Ontario (CMLTO) in areas of responsibility required.

Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year recent laboratory experience in related discipline(s), as required by assigned area, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop skill and knowledge in required areas of the laboratory required.
  • Experience with current instrumentation/automation in respective area an asset.
  • General knowledge of all areas of the laboratory preferred.
  • General knowledge of the theory and practices of applicable laboratories procedures and equipment required.
  • Meditech and LIS knowledge and experience an asset

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION:

  • Current registration with the College of Medical laboratory Technologist (CMLTO) in areas of responsibility required.
  • Participation in professional committees, networks recommended
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