Open Call for Medical Laboratory Assistants

Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada, B4N 5E3

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 117622
Location: Various Sites and Locations throughout Nova Scotia Health
Company: Nova Scotia Health (NSH)
Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Type of Employment: Various Assignments (Temporary & Casual Relief) and Permanent Opportunities
Union Status: Healthcare


Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities

Our team is seeking applicants for the position of Medical Laboratory Assistant.  Hours of work and work locations vary throughout the province. 

 

Our Medical Laboratory Assistants work in collaboration with and supports all members of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PLM) by performing various functions relating to pre and post-analytical phrases of testing. 

 

This is a pooling posting for interested candidates to drop us a resume and be paired with a vacancy that best fits their skills and qualifications.  If you're looking to make a career move, but aren't sure where to start, this is a great way to put yourself in the job market and let us take care of the rest.  Simply fill out our online application form and specify  your top preferences for job title, location, department and working hours and we'll get back to you if we find a suitable match.  You can find more information on Nova Scotia Health Zones and facilities on our website: www.jobs.nshealth.ca/nsha

 

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

 

  • Recognized Medical Laboratory Assistant Program or equivalent (as determined by employer)
  • Candidates must be eligible or have successfully completed the Medical Laboratory Assistant examination of the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology
  • Attention to detail
  • Manual dexterity to handle sharp instruments and small objects
  • Ability to perform procedures with a high degree of accuracy
  • Basic computer skills,  LIS (Cerner Millennium) experience is preferred

 

Hours of Work

  • Casual, short and long assignments and permanent positions are available
  • Shifts may include days, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Travel to various sites may be required
  • These are Healthcare bargaining unit positions

 

Salary and Incentives

Medical Laboratory Assistant:
$21.7426 - $24.6304 hourly

Our benefits package includes health, dental, travel, long term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan for eligible positions.

Successful candidates may be eligible for comprehensive recruitment incentives.  This includes signing bonus, relocation assistance, bursaries and scholarships for continuing education, and more

 

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in Nova Scotia Health.  A recruiter will reach out to you if your qualifications and skills match an open position. 

 

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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, Black/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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