Medical Laboratory Technologist - Laboratory Services

​Req ID: 138452
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern Zone, St. Martha's Regional Hospital  
Department: Laboratory Services
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: CUPE
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 5-Apr-23

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 may also be eligible for a $5,000 signing bonus and up to $5,000 of relocation assistance with a defined Return of Service contract with the Laboratory Services Department at St. Martha's Regional Hospital located in Antigonish, NS. Eligibility criteria are determined by Incentive Policy.


About the Opportunity

Reporting 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.

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • 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
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


  • Permanent, Full-Time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Shifts may include evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and on call

Compensation and Incentives

$30.23 - $36.81 hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. 


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 Recruitment - Incentives 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit 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.


Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID-19 vaccine at time of hire.


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, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify.


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