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Medical Laboratory Technologist, Genome Diagnostics, Division of Genome Diagnostics, BC Children's and Women's Labs - Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
12 days ago
36.960 to 46.130 per hour
Medical Laboratory Technologist, Genome Diagnostics, Division of Genome Diagnostics, BC Children's and Women's Labs
Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services
Vancouver, BC

What you'll do
  • Perform clinical genetic procedures on samples submitted for Molecular Genetics and/or Cytogenetics testing following established protocols. Procedure may include but are not limited to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) extraction and quantification, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based assays, sequencing (including Sanger and massively parallel), agarose gel and capillary electrophoresis, cell culture, harvest and slide preparation, targeted fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH) and comprehensive chromosome analysis (karyotype, chromosome microarray).
  • Perform a variety of quality assurance and quality control duties including ensuring equipment is operating according to established standards. Ensure equipment validation, calibration and maintenance is completed according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), review equipment records for documentation of maintenance and completion of servicing. Recognize malfunctions in equipment and initiates corrective action and forward discrepancies/concerns to the Technical Coordinator.
  • Prepare reagents, standards and quality control material to be used for test procedures.
  • Perform data entry, data retrieval and prepare laboratory worksheets and reports. Enter daily workload statistics into the laboratory information system.
  • Calculate, tabulate and evaluate results, update records accordingly, and populate patient report with template language.
  • Maintain standardization and quality control of test procedures and monitors test results for trends. Report unusual or questionable test results to the Professional Staff or Technical Coordinator as appropriate.
  • Ensure that STAT and priority tests are assayed and reported promptly and in accordance with established protocols.
  • Maintain a safe work environment by following established safe work practices and using personal protective equipment. Report hazardous work issues promptly to Technical Coordinator or Team Lead. Report all work related injuries promptly to Technical Coordinator / Team Lead and Workplace Health.

What you bring

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science as a Clinical Genetics Technologist
  • Graduation from a recognized post diploma program in Clinical Genetics Technology and two 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, set priorities, manage time, and work independently.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of specialty area and current knowledge of the most recent advances in clinical genetics.
  • Demonstrated technical competence to perform procedures using molecular and/or cytogenetic techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment and use related software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computerized laboratory information systems.
  • 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 (1.00 FTE)
$36.96 - $46.13/hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Rotating, 0830 - 1630
Requisition # 158187

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 January 18th, 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.

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