In accordance with established vision and values of the organization the Technical Specialist works in a team based environment and is accountable for the development, implementation and maintenance of practice standards for a designated discipline. Acts as a Clinical Resource to laboratory staff and provides leadership, direction and guidance on practice activities and advancing practice, research and education. Duties include reviewing and implementing consistent practice standards, goals and objectives in conjunction with designated management and leading the development and standardization of discipline specific policies and procedures, continuing education and training programs. Monitors existing procedures and equipment and develops new methods as appropriate ensuring best practice standards are implemented and communicated throughout the NH laboratories. Supports departmental and regional initiatives through collaboration with local and regional laboratory leaders and managers, pathologists and physicians to achieve overall goals and objectives. Qualifications
- Graduation from an accredited Medical Laboratory Science training program with current 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.
- Completion of recognized advanced specialty program/training in the designated discipline.
- Five (5) years' recent related experience, including (3) years leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Valid BC Drivers license required.
Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills.
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.
Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Teaching: Ability to develop educational programs and deliver them effectively to other both verbally and in writing.
Teamwork: Ability to share due credit with colleagues; displays enthusiasm and promotes a friendly working environment; works closely with other departments as necessary; supports group decisions and solicit opinions from coworkers; displays team spirit.
Continuous Learning: Able to stay informed of current industry trends; learns and apply new concepts and demonstrate career self reliance; identify own areas of opportunity and set and monitor self development goals.
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 equipment as required in the specific practice area.
Physical ability to perform duties of the position.
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