Under the administrative direction of the Health Service Administrator and the clinical direction of the Regional Director of Diagnostic Services and the NW Pathologist, the Chief Technologist is responsible and accountable for:
a.) Directing, organizing, controlling, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the day-to-day activities and operations of the laboratory and its departments, in consultation with regional technologist for the NWHSDA to ensure clinical quality consistency, standardization, benchmarking and evidence informed practice.
b.) 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.
c.) Ensuring efficient and effective laboratory services, communication and technical interpretation and opinion to stakeholders, health care professionals and patients/service users.
d.) 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. Qualifications
- Graduation from an accredited Medical Laboratory Science training 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.Skills and Abilities:
- Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
- Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
- Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
- Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
- Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
- Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
- Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
- Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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