Medical Laboratory Technologist - Core Laboratory

​Req ID: 128410
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital  
Department: PLM Biochemistry REG
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: Healthcare UNIFOR
Posting Closing Date: 18-Aug-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 Core Laboratory at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital located in Sydney, 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.


Reporting to the Manager, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, the Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) works in collaboration with all members of the Laboratory Services team to conduct medical laboratory tests, experiments and analyses to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

The MLT ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.


The successful candidate will be required to work in the Core Lab (Biochemistry/ Hematology / Transfusion Medicine Section) of the Laboratory Department.  


  • Graduation from a School of Laboratory Technology and current registration in the Canadian Society of Laboratory Science and practising status with the Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Ability to work alone.
  • Knowledge of transportation of infectious substances
  • Must be willing to rotate between Lab sites and departments of the CBRH as required.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Good attendance and work record

Hours of Work

Permanent Full Time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Shifts may include nights, evenings, weekends & holidays

Salary Information

Medical Laboratory Technologist 

$29.79 - $36.27 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 - UNIFOR  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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