Job Non-Registered Technologist in Toronto

Non-Registered Technologist

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About SickKids

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.

Position Description

The Non-Registered Technologist performs and is responsible for a variety of laboratory tests and procedures and acts in accordance with the mission, vision, values and goals of the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) and those of the Hospital, under direct oversight of a CMLTO registered Medical Laboratory Technologist and/or Medical/Scientific staff. They will support a 24 hour / 7 days a week operations working all shifts on a rotational basis including weekends and holidays as scheduled. The non-registered Medical Lab Technologist will work in the Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory within the Division Pathology.

They will work at the forefront of cancer diagnostics by conducting the latest assays including next-generation sequencing and methylation arrays. These tests are critical for identifying mutations that drive patients’ cancers and to assist clinicians in optimally treating patients.

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do

  • Strictly follow standard operating procedures
  • Rotate through all areas of the laboratory as assigned
  • Prioritizes own workload to ensure efficiency and timely results.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
  • Prepare and issue of samples/product/specimen
  • Maintain accurate laboratory records and records of testing
  • Practice and perform a variety of laboratory tests and procedures with accurately and precisely within defined time expectations (TATs)
  • Recognize failure, troubleshoot, take remedial action, and document action, within their scope of practice, as required
  • Report failures, issues & action taken to immediate supervisor
  • Assess results against diagnosis to ensure relevant results correspond with known patient data, as appropriate
  • Recognize abnormal and critical results, and takes appropriate actions according to the established SOP, as required.
  • Follow inventory control system and communicate status to ensure availability of adequate reagents and supplies
  • Participate in the development, implementation and support of the policies, processes and procedures within the Quality System to support the effective operation of DPLM
  • Follow health and safety procedures as per DPLM and Hospital guidelines.
  • Understands the practice and theory of quality control (discipline specific) in Laboratory Medicine.
  • Perform quality control and documents control results
  • Review and monitor daily QC results
  • Recognize unusual quality control results, take remedial action and document outcome
  • Report ongoing or unresolved QC issues to immediate supervisor

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor of Science and/or diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Bachelor of Science MLS or equivalent
  • Previous job-related experience required: Laboratory Technologist or technician experience an asset.
  • Demonstrated intent to become registered with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) as a Medical Lab Technologist
  • Experience with paediatrics is an asset
  • Solid computer skills
  • Relevant special technical skills
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation and ability to relate well to others
  • Strong organization skills and ability to work well under pressure and prioritize
  • Critical thinking skills, highly accurate
  • Ability to communicate clearly, written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and adaptable to new technologies and processes
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to make decisions based on knowledge and experience

Employment Type

FT Temporary (12-month Contract)

Our Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are from a variety of communities, and so are our employees. We welcome and encourage everyone to join our organization and be part of our team.

When requested, SickKids will provide access and inclusion supports to eligible candidates to support their full engagement during the interview and assessment process. Information received related to access or inclusion will be addressed confidentially.

Thank you for your interest in joining SickKids. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids is conditional upon the Hospital’s receipt of all necessary documentation.

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a health care institution, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families and staff. As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our patients, families and our staff. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon you submitting proof that you have been fully vaccinated with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible and no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date, in addition to satisfying any other condition(s) that may be set out in an offer. If a candidate fails to satisfy this condition (or any other condition(s) set out in an offer), any offer of employment shall be immediately rescinded.

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