Medical Laboratory Technologist - Laboratory Services

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Antigonish, NS, CA, B2G 2G4 Evanston Richmond Co., NS, CA, B0E 1J0

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

​Req ID: 122964
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern  Zone, Strait Richmond Hospital & St Martha's Regional Hospital 
Department: PLM Laboratory Services SRH
Type of Employment: Permanent  Hourly FT  (100%  FTE) x 1  position(s)
Status: CUPE Healthcare  position
Posting Closing Date: 24-Jan-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.




Successful Candidates maybe eligible for a $5,000 lump sum payment upon signing, subject to a two (2) year Return of Service agreement with the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department at the Strait Richmond Hospital located in Evanston, NS and St Martha's Regional Hospital located in Antigonish, NS.  Candidates may also be eligible for a relocation allowance of up to $2500 if relocating from within Nova Scotia and up to $5000 if relocating from outside Nova Scotia, for approved expenses with original receipts provided. Eligibility criteria are determined by Incentive Policy.


Accountable to the Manager of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, the Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) is responsible to perform a variety of procedures in the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical stage of testing with an acceptable degree of competency, accuracy, precision and efficiency.


• Current registration with the CSMLS and the Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists required
• Knowledge and experience in applying Laboratory policies and procedures is required
• Basic working knowledge and proficiency in computer applications such as Outlook, Meditech/Laboratory     
• Information Systems, Microsoft Word is required
• Recent laboratory experience in chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis and specimen procurement required
• Demonstrated communication, customer services and interpersonal skills required
• Demonstrated competence assurance activities within the last two years an asset
• Workflow, organizational and time management skills required
• Strong organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks required
• Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively and effectively with others required
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this position
• Previous work attendance may be taken into consideration
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
• Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Hours of Work

Permanent Full Time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Shifts may include evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and on call

Salary Information

Medical Laboratory Technologist

$28.9131 - $35.2033 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives 

​This is a Healthcare  bargaining unit - CUPE  position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. 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.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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