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Medical Technologist 3 (Cytogenomics), Diagnostic Genetics - Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

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Job Description

Medical Technologist 3 (Cytogenomics), Diagnostic Genetics

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services

Vancouver, BC

The cytogenomics technologist performs a variety of tests and procedures on specimens submitted for cytogenomic analyses using both cytogenetic and molecular techniques in the context of the organization's quality management system.

What you'll do

  • Assign patient identification number and check various regional databases for previous relevant analyses
  • Validate and maintain inventory, and prepare reagents used for test procedures.
  • Set up and harvests cultures for cytogenetic analyses
  • Prepare slides and perform various banding techniques such as G-banding, C-banding
  • Prepare slides and perform fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • Perform DNA/RNA extraction and molecular techniques
  • Perform troubleshooting on related techniques to consistently achieve high quality
  • Perform analyses and prepare computerized images of karyograms.
  • Prepare final cytogenetic laboratory reports to send out to physicians.
  • Validate, operate and perform preventive maintenance for a variety of laboratory equipment/instrumentation
  • Perform all duties following standard operating procedures and Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • Maintain clean and safe working area
  • Notify Team Lead or Technical Coordinator of any equipment malfunction, patient safety learning occurrence or non-conformance to standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of current developments in the cytogenetic field by continuing education (attending seminars, conferences, workshops...)
  • Improve, develop, evaluate and/or validate new cytogenetic techniques under the guidance of the Technical Coordinator
  • Participate in training of staff, medical laboratory students, residents and fellows
  • Perform other related duties as required

What you bring

Qualifications

  • Certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences in Clinical Genetics and graduation from the post graduate diploma program in Clinical Genetics from the British Columbia Institute of Technology or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You will also have

  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated attention to details.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated skill in the operation of related equipment and in techniques appropriate to the designated area.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of 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
Wage:
$38.07 - $47.52/hour

Location: 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1M9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, weekend rotation, 07:00-15:00/08:00-16:00/09:00-17:00
Requisition #
163585E

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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

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 http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of April 25 th , 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 internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About PHSA

Canada's first provincial health services authority. Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC. PHSA's primary role is to ensure that BC residents have access to a coordinated network of high-quality specialized health care services. PHSA operates provincial programs including BC Children's Hospital, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, BC Emergency Health Services, BC Cancer, BC Centre for Disease Control and BC Transplant. It is also responsible for specialized provincial health services like chest surgery and trauma services, which are delivered in a number of locations in the regional health authorities.

Industry

Government Health Care

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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