Medical Laboratory Technologist - Core Laboratory

​Req ID: 139390
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital  
Department: PLM Hematology REG
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: UNIFOR
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 30-May-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. Eligibility criteria are determined by Incentive Policy.

About the Opportunity

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.  

About You

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

  • 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
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.



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

Compensation and Incentives

$30.68 - $37.36 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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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