Location: Grimshaw, Manning, or Wabasca (Alberta, Canada)
Requisition #: LAB00011018, LAB00011020, LAB00011011, or LAB00011012
Job Type: Regular Full Time, Regular Part Time, and Temporary Full Time
Salary Range: $33.98 - $44.75 per hour
As a Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologist I, you will perform procedures in both the laboratory and in diagnostic imaging, typically in rural sites. You will work as a member of the inter-professional team and be responsible for collecting and analyzing biological specimens, conducting X-ray examinations, ECGs and reporting results. Your responsibilities include preparing patients, venipuncture and micropuncture, routine equipment maintenance, maintaining supplies and performing quality control procedures as required.
In addition to a competitive rate of pay, APL currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay. Relocation assistance may be available with a Return of Service Agreement.
Grimshaw is a town in northern Alberta, Canada. It is approximately 25 km (16 mi) west of the Town of Peace River. Having developed first as a community centre for a rich mixed farming district, Grimshaw’s economy has transformed to become a distribution centre for northern Alberta. The Town of Grimshaw has numerous indoor and outdoor recreational facilities within its borders including an outdoor swimming pool, an arena, a curling rink, a family fitness centre, 6 Ball Diamonds, SK8 "N" Bike Park and an R.V. Park. There is multiple camping, hunting, fishing opportunities nearby as well as an 18 hole golf course.
One of northern Alberta’s newest towns, Manning is known as the “land of the Mighty Moose”. It is a service centre for local agriculture, forestry, and gas industries. Manning is located on the banks of the beautiful Notikewin River, close to the Peace River valley where you can enjoy river boating, hiking and just relaxing by the scenic Peace River. The abundant wildlife in the area makes Manning a hunter’s paradise. Other nearby attractions include fishing for Rainbow Trout at Twin Lakes Provincial Recreation Areas, whose campgrounds are accessible year-round. There is a beautiful nine hole golf-course and ski hill located east of town.
As the largest hamlet in the District of Opportunity, Wabasca is sheltered by the majestic North and South Wabasca Lakes, with the Wabasca river running through them. This 2500 hectares of wetlands is teeming with birds and animals. The community is home to a golf course and a recreation centre that includes a pool, jacuzzi, steam room and fitness centre. With a population of 3,300 split between MD residents and Bigstone Cree Nation members, the area is rich with culture mixed with small-town leisurely charm. The Wabasca/Desmarais Health Care centre provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department.
Completion of diploma from an accredited program in Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology (CLXT). Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists (ACCLXT).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Ability to work various shifts including Days, Evenings, Weekends and take On Call by responding within 30 minutes. Must demonstrate high level of organizational, communication (written and oral), and interpersonal skills. An ability to work well with patients and all members of the healthcare team. Entering, reviewing, reporting, and distributing patient results in an accurate, complete, timely, and efficient manner. Assessing unusual tests results and proceeding with established procedures for follow up with senior staff, pathologists, and physicians. Operation, calibration, and performance of basic troubleshooting with selected instrumentation and reporting equipment malfunction. Performing all required Quality Control procedures and maintaining accurate and up-to-date records. Investigating and documenting Quality Control problems and following up with Charge Technologist. Receives and reviews imaging requests for complete pertinent clinical and order information. Provides patient, public, and staff radiation protection and follows the principles of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA). Follows all established safety policies and procedures. Participation in training of new staff and students. Demonstrates interest in professional growth and be prepared to maintain competency of technical skills.