Medical Laboratory Technologist - Laboratory Services

Req ID: 111938
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western
Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital  
Department: PLM Chemistry YRH

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: Healthcare CUPE position
Posting Closing Date: 6-Feb-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.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Lab Manager, the Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) is responsible for performing Laboratory procedures following established methodology. In addition, the MLT may be required to work at associated phlebotomy clinics and/or other sites in Southwestern Nova Scotia and be readily available for on call duty.


The duties of the MLT will be carried out in accordance with the principles and practices that guide Nova Scotia Health.

About You

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

  • Licensed with NSCMLT and currently registered with CSMLS
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work as a member of the Laboratory team
  • Ability to use initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal development
  • Must possess coping skills conducive to a busy Laboratory
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred



  • Long Assignment, Full-Time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Beginning as soon as possible for approximately 24 months
  • These are anticipated dates and may be subject to change
  • Shifts may include evenings, nights, weekends & holidays

Compensation & 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 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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