Clinical Genomics Technologist I

Company : IWK Health 

Req ID: 157453 
Department/Program: Clinical Genomics, Diagnostic Services & Maritime Medical Genetics 
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) until 07/05/2024  x 1 position(s)
Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $34.2247 - $43.003
Closing Date
Open Until Filled


IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across Nova Scotia. People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.


Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager of Clinical Genomics, the Clinical Genomics Technologist I is responsible for the prompt, efficient, and accurate performance, validation, and reporting of laboratory test results, which are utilized to support clinical care as well as academic and research needs.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs various analytical techniques and acts as a technical resource for staff
  • Assists in prioritizing/organizing workload to ensure compliance with established turnaround times for results reporting, in collaboration with Manager and/or lab medical/scientific staff
  • Participates in, or acts as a resource person for, method and technical development, optimizing and  improving current methods/techniques and introducing new testing platforms
  • Operates and monitors laboratory equipment/instruments and collaborates with manager on supply management
  • Coordinates and participates in QA/QC procedures and documentation to support Accreditation
  • Performs duties in compliance with established operational policies, procedures and protocols and in accordance with safety guidelines and legislation pertaining to health care (i.e. WHMIS, TDG, OHS, waste management)

**Work from home available**

Hours of Work

Monday – Friday; 7.5 hrs/day; Weekend and call back as required.

Your Qualifications

  • Graduate from a recognized Clinical Genetics training program required.
  • Demonstrates ability to research/evaluate new methodologies/instruments with little or no supervision.
  • Valid Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technology (NSCMLT) license or eligibility required.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates effective problem solving, organizational, time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a collaborative team environment.
  • Candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to technical expertise and professional development
  • Competencies in other languages an asset.

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.


Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.


This is a Healthcare  bargaining  unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


An  offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials. Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis


If you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant. 

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