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Technical Practice Lead, C&W Labs - LM Labs

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
23 days ago

Technical Practice Lead

Cytogenetics, C&W Labs, LM Labs

Vancouver, BC

What you'll do
  • In consultation with the Laboratory Operations team, lead the development of a practice environment within a specified discipline of Medical Technology at Lower Mainland Laboratory and Pathology sites by methods such as establishing effective working relationships with and between Medical Lead(s), Operations Director(s)/Manager(s), supervisory and technical support staff and discipline specific staff, medical staff and other leads to assure open and on-going communication. Determine practice priorities and goals in collaboration with the Medical/Operations team and supervisory/support staff. Provide leadership and direction towards advancing practice by assessing and implementing the strategic direction related to practice, developing and implementing annual goals to achieve the strategic direction, and preparing regular reports on progress towards these goals. Ensure goals include a focus on practice guidelines/standards, resources, evidence based practices, and review of work practices to address identified issues. Actively promote a culture of efficiency, innovation and creativity, utilizing a variety of methodologies such as LEAN.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate discipline specific practice standards, guidelines, protocols, policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Review in collaboration with Technical Coordinators, existing policies and procedures at assigned sites and facilitates meetings to develop new standards to ensure consistency of practice. Sustain and monitor practices that are consistent with the guidelines and code of conduct of provincial, national and, where applicable, Canadian professional and associations' guidelines. Ensure the implementation of approved new/revised policies and procedures by collaborating with supervisory and technical support staff to coordinate implementation and training requirements, instructing staff on the policies as required, providing on-site support as required, and resolving issues and concerns.
  • Develop a discipline specific Quality Assurance Program in collaboration with the Medical Leader and by consulting with operations, supervisory, medical, discipline specific and workplace health staff; researching literature for information, liaising with professional agencies and other external agencies. Participate as an active member on the lower mainland Quality Team. Identify, implement, and monitor key quality indicators; and compares them to benchmarks. Update the operation management team on status of indicators. Develop corrective actions as required and ensures the implementation through the development of detailed action plans. Prepare quarterly summary reports for the laboratory operations team. Comply with safety responsibilities as outlines in the WorkSafeBC Regulation and Lower Mainland Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Safety Manual.
  • Develop education programs for staff and students in consultation with the Medical Leader, Laboratory Operations Manager, Site Supervisor, and Technical Coordinators. Assess needs within the practice and develops recommendations which may include presenting or facilitating in-services, conferences, or local workshops to ensure consistent practices. Oversee student placement, sets up training schedules in consultation with site leadership team, and develops standardized checklists for monitoring student progress. Recommend library acquisitions and reviews new material. Working collaboratively with Technical Coordinator, ensures that technical and training manuals are updated as required and that changes to education standards/programs are communicated. Actively promote a culture of continuous learning among staff, and provide opportunities for staff to meet across sites to discuss practice issues.

What you bring
  • Certified by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Bachelor of Science degree or an Advanced Registered certificate or completion of a supervisory/management program.
  • A minimum of five (5) years' recent, related experience in relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • A valid BC driver's license and access to a personal vehicle for business related purposes.

You will have comprehensive knowledge of:
  • Recent related experience in laboratory discipline.
  • Standards of practice and guidelines for Medical Laboratory Technologists established by the CSMLS and/or other relevant national professional associations.
  • Method development and evaluation and research processes.
  • Organization policies, procedures, and standards of care, including practice of safe work procedures with discipline equipment.

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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Regular, Full-Time
$45.60 to $57.05 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0800-1600
Requisition Number: 111459

What we do

Lower Mainland Laboratories (LM Labs) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories.

LM Labs 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.

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PHSA and LM Labs 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.

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