Location: Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Requisition #: LAB00011019 & LAB00011015
Salary Range: $33.98 - $44.75 per hour
Job Type: Regular Full Time & Temporary Full Time
This position may be filled by a qualified Medical Laboratory Technologist I or, alternately a Combined Laboratory X-Ray Technologist I with TM.
Peace River is located 486 km north-west of Edmonton and 195 km north-east of Grande Prairie, is the second largest center in north-western Alberta and functions as a thriving regional service and trade center. Peace River residents and visitors are privileged to enjoy one of the most beautiful physical settings in Alberta. The beauty of the natural valley and hills offers the ideal setting for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, while a wide range of businesses, shopping, dining and lounges are featured throughout the community. Hiking, cycling and walking trails are featured throughout town and campers enjoy an abundance of outdoor facilities, with others just a few minutes’ drive from town, as well as picnic areas, interpretative trails, 9 and 18 hole golf courses, secluded fishing spots and much more. In winter one can ski the slopes of Misery Mountain, go cross-country skiing along one of the many trails in the valley, or tobogganing at one of our local hills.
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.
As a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) I, you will be responsible for the daily processing, testing, results analysis and reporting of diagnostic samples within the laboratory department. You will perform a variety of routine and specialized procedures in the processing of specimens used in diagnosis, treatment and research.
Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Ability to work various shifts including days, evenings, weekends, and take call by responding within 30 minutes. Good organizational skills and ability to assume responsibility. Ability to operate technical instruments and equipment on a daily basis, assisting with equipment maintenance. Participation in training of new staff. Must be able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with patients/clients, families, staff, interdisciplinary team members, and personnel from other departments in a fast-paced and changing environment. Must demonstrate interest in professional growth and be prepared to maintain competency of technical skills. Proven analytic and problem solving skills, attention to detail, logical/methodical work habits, and ability to work independently. Performing all required Quality Control procedures, maintaining accurate and up-to-date records. Investigating and documenting Quality Control problems and following up with Charge Technologist. Following all established policies and procedures for performing and reporting various laboratory procedures using manual and automated processes. Organizing and prioritizing specimens/procedures based on urgency of request, stability of specimen, and timing protocols. Troubleshooting and documenting technical problems and contacting service, as required. Following all established safety policies and procedures.
Recent training or previous MLT experience, preferably in a rural setting is desirable. Employer retains the discretion to request CSMLS certification evidence.