Master_Content_Header_Image_Alt
 Vacancy Detail
   
 
Job Details  * This vacancy is now closed *
Job Title:
Charge Laboratory Technologist

Posted Date:
7/11/2019
Closing Date:
7/18/2019
Functional Discipline:
Laboratory

Job Description


OPSEU

LAKERIDGE HEALTH

CHARGE REGISTERED MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST
TRANSFUSION MEDICINE
FULL-TIME
Day Schedule; may include Evenings/Nights/Weekends; 8 hour shifts (Subject to change)
LAKERIDGE HEALTH OSHAWA
OPSEU-1900001505

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Registered Medical Laboratory Charge Technologist to join our team. In this position you will have the opportunity to use your extensive knowledge and expertise to help us develop, implement and maintain innovative Laboratory practices that will meet the current and future needs of Lakeridge Health.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Charge Medical Laboratory Technologist is responsible for: acting as the technical resource of Transfusion Medicine operations for all Lakeridge Health sites; overseeing laboratory staff to ensure that work assigned meets performance and quality standards; understanding and meeting the needs of our customers, organizing the workflow to ensure priorities are met; act as liaison with external agencies and stakeholders to facilitate the dissemination of best practices and inventory management strategies to laboratory management; supervising instrument maintenance, quality control and proficiency testing performance; evaluating new tests and development of new methods, as needed; evaluating current processes/procedures and implementing process improvements; conducting regular staff meetings; coordinating staff orientation/training and assessment of competency; preparing documents, statistical reports; coordinating supplies inventory, orders and follow-up; overseeing student training and their performance and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO);
* ART, Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent;
* Significant technical experience and general knowledge in all areas of Transfusion Medicine and relevant areas of Laboratory Medicine;
* A minimum of five (5) years recent clinical experience in the specific area;
* A minimum of three (3) years previous experience in a position with supervisory responsibilities, preferred ;
* Experience with electronic crossmatching and automated Transfusion Medicine including implementation and daily operations, preferred;
* Knowledge of Institute of Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH), Canadian Standard Association (CSA) and Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine (CSTM) requirements and ensuring compliance;
* Proven successful completion of recent/relevant courses in Transfusion Medicine; Recent continuing education in Transfusion Medicine at an intermediate to advanced level and a willingness to continue to participate in such continuing education is a requirement;
* Proven ability to analyze and evaluate laboratory test results;
* Proven ability to evaluate and monitor Transfusion Medicine processes, inventory and incidents to effectively provide quality improvement tools and methods to use within the facility;
* Advanced computer skills and aptitude are an asset; Microsoft Office applications and specialized laboratory programs (e.g. Meditech);
* Working knowledge of Leadership principles and practices; Demonstrates leadership skills that promote staff integration and multidisciplinary team functioning;
* Effective organizational and team building skills;
* Effective communication and interpersonal skills;
* Demonstrates ability to manage people and effectively communicate with all team members/levels of the organization;
* Ability to solve problems of an analytical, technical, procedural or process nature; Demonstrates excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
* Proven experience in training/teaching new staff and/or new equipment;
* Must have satisfactory performance record;
* Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Inclusion, Compassion, Innovation, Teamwork and Joy;
* Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices, including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety, and participates in regular in-service education in this area; and,
* Proven good attendance record with capability of maintaining this same standard.

SALARY: $38.62 - 47.86 per hour

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This position is open to all qualified OPSEU staff throughout Lakeridge Health.

The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Hospital and OPSEU Local 348.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process as required under Lakeridge Health's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.