Medical Laboratory Technologist I, Core/CSTMST

Department/Program: Core Lab, Diagnostic Services & Maritime Medical Genetics 
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Req ID: 136972 
Union Status: NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $29.7869
  - $37.5365/hour
Posting Date: July 06, 2022
Closing Date: Open until filled
Start Date: ASAP

IWK Health is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. IWK Health is committed to employment equity and the reduction of barriers to employment and career growth. We encourage all who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

Position Summary

The Medical Laboratory Technologist I (MLTI) performs venous and capillary blood collection, specimen processing, Clinical Chemistry (Vitros instrument), Blood Gases (Radiometer instrument), Hematology and Coagulation (Sysmex instruments), antibody investigation techniques, blood and blood component issuing and testing, packaging and referral of specimens (Transportation of Dangerous Goods), and Specialized Chemistry (Access, Tandem Mass Spec, Immunocap, ECI).

Hours of Work

7.5 hour shifts; Rotating days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.


  • Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) or Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) with appropriate major required.
  • Registered with CSMLS required.
  • Licensed with NSCMLT required.
  • A sound knowledge of minimum of at least six (6) of the functions listed above required.
  • Well-developed organizational skills and communication skills required.
  • The ability to work in a team environment in addition to independent work is essential.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to on-going training or professional development.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred.

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health. We will only contact those applicants selected for interview/testing. Applicants we invite to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.


Please note: our 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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