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Technical Resource, Molecular Diagnostics - Full Time Float - Surrey, BC

January 18 2021
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Clinical research, Laboratory, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D
Surrey, BC

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At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada! We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 collection centres, 16 laboratories and service over 20 million patients each year.

We believe we can build a healthier Canada through the power of technology. As a Medical Lab Technologist with LifeLabs you will have the opportunity to work with state of the art technology, and be part of a community/team that is supportive and collaborative.

Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers. With over 5,700 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us.

LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services is seeking a Full-Time Float Technical Resources,Molecular Diagnostic to join our team in Surrey, British Columbia

The Molecular Diagnostics Technical Resource is responsible for providing technical expertise and support to team members within the Molecular discipline, ensuring quality and efficiency standards are maintained. The Technical Resource reports directly to the Technical Supervisor and works closely with the Molecular Supervisor to ensure the smooth technical operation of their assigned areas of expertise.

Accountabilities:

  • Complete and maintain the molecular technologist responsibilities
  • Provide technical guidance to the team by assisting with interpreting testing and procedural protocols, coordinating problem solving and implementing solutions in conjunction with Medical Scientific staff, Supervisors, Quality Resources etc., as appropriate.
  • Ensures high quality standards are met with regards to quality control, quality assurance programs and continuous improvement initiatives. Considers and recommends improvements in the methodology or workflow.
  • Coordinates training and orientation of new staff in respective areas. Provides training input to the Supervisors and technical input into employee performance development.
  • Develops and maintains Competency Assurance program for existing staff.
  • Coordinates, develops and implements new methodologies, studies, workflow and operational processes. Updates operational or technical manuals as required.
  • Incorporates LEAN principles in all process changes.
  • Maintains confidentiality involving any information made available directly or indirectly about clients, including physicians, patients, employees and the company.
  • Participates in Molecular related meetings (Discipline, project, protocol, decision making, etc.)
  • Works collaboratively with other Molecular sites to build Provincially standardized protocols and practices within LifeLabs.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to new areas of expertise
  • Supports and demonstrates Lifelabs’ vision (Caring, Knowledge, Action) and core values (Customer Focus, Accountability, Respect and Excellence).
  • Works in accordance with Environmental Health and Safety standards

Requirements:

  • Current CSMLS registration or equivalent
  • 5 years of recent technical experience in Molecular is preferred
  • Additional experience or training on project or protocol teams, LEAN, or quality assurance programs is an asset
  • Competency in Microsoft Office (Work, Excel and PowerPoint) and Web based applications
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, vendors, support teams and clients, both verbal and written
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively within BC Molecular
  • Minimum requirements for this position include Certification (or eligible for certification) as CSMLS Clinical Genetics Technologist OR CSMLS Cytogenetics Technologist OR CSMLS Registered Technologist. Relevant clinical molecular course work or degree, AND a minimum of 5-years related work experience in clinical molecular diagnostics is an asset, but those with less experience may be considered

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As a caring and customer driven organization, LifeLabs is committed to providing inclusive, barrier free services and workplaces. We will accommodate the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities during the recruitment process. Should you require accommodation, please advise the Recruiter who contacts you and we will work with you to meet your needs.

About LifeLabs
LifeLabs has operated in Canada for more than 50 years. It is a leading provider of laboratory testing and management services, contributing to the treatment and prevention of disease by enabling healthcare providers to operate more efficiently and effectively. LifeLabs provides more than 100 million diagnostic tests for approximately 19 million patients visits annually. Information from these tests plays a vital role in predicting, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disease. LifeLabs operates the largest community medical laboratory network in Canada, together with our hospital and healthcare partners. LifeLabs also partners with healthcare providers to build a healthier Canada by transforming and managing laboratory organizations to better meet the complex healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.

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