Medical Laboratory Technologist - Laboratory Services

Date: Oct 19, 2021

Location: Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 2P5

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 119369
Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: PLM Hematology YRH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT   (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare CUPE 

Posting Closing Date: 1-Nov-21

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.


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 South Western 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 Authority.


  • 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
  • Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

Hours of Work

Permanent Full Time Position;  75 hours bi-weekly

Shifts may include evenings, nights, weekends & holidays

Salary Information

Medical Laboratory Technologist

$28.9131 - $35.2033 hourly


Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

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 - CUPE 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 Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent 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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