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Medical Laboratory Technologist, Cancer Genetics, Molecular Genetics - Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
12 days ago
36.960 to 46.130 per hour
Medical Laboratory Technologist, Cancer Genetics, Molecular Genetics

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services

Vancouver, BC

What you'll do
  • Perform clinical genetic procedures in Molecular and/or Cytogenetics on an extended bench rotation, following established protocols, such as in-situ hybridization procedures, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) extraction and quantification, polymerized chain reaction (PCR) and reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR analysis, culture, harvest, preparation and chromosome analysis of bone marrow, blood and solid tumours, and preparation of karyotypes.
  • Perform a variety of quality assurance and quality control duties including ensuring equipment is operating according to established standards by performing duties such as ensuring required validation, calibration and maintenance is completed according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), repairing equipment and/or initiating repair, checking equipment records for documentation of maintenance and completion of servicing. Recognize malfunctions in equipment and initiates corrective action and forward discrepancies/concerns to the Section Head.
  • Provide input into the review of workload and advises on adjusting schedules according to workload to meet operational requirements.
  • Participate in quality assurance programs for the Section through methods such as gathering data on turn around times for tests, monitoring performance indicators, quality control programs, and productivity indicators. Monitor quality control procedures and preparation of control sera pools, prepare and check statistics as required.
  • Participate in the maintenance of SOPs for the Section by performing duties such as reviewing existing policy/procedures, drafting new policy/procedures and making recommendations to the Section Head.
  • Participate in orientation and training of Student Technologists, Technologists, Residents, and Pathologists and competency-based training program for the section by demonstration and verbal instruction in the use of molecular and cytogenetic techniques.
  • Participate in the evaluation of new products and equipment by performing duties such as testing and providing input to the Section Head.
  • Assist with maintenance of a variety of records/databases, such as workload statistics, through methods such as gathering information, completing analysis and recording information.
  • Maintain laboratory supplies by reordering according to established procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

  • Certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).
  • BSc plus graduation from a recognized Clinical Genetics program and two (2) years of recent, related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

You will also have
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, patients and community health care partners, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, manage time, and work independently.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of speciality area and current knowledge of the most recent advances in clinical genetics.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment and use related software.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the job.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full- Time opportunities
$36.96 - $46.13/hour

Location: 600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4E6
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, potential rotating Saturday's, 0800-1600 / 0830-1630 / 0900-1700
Requisition #
160557E, 160558E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories.

PLMS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and PLMS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of February 29, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.
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