Interior Health’s Laboratory team has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Specialist, Point of Care Testing (MLT Grade 5), to lead and support the use of Point of Care testing across the health authority. This is a regional role and the position may be based from any Interior Health laboratory location in the southern interior region of B.C.
The Technical Specialist for this area works in a team based environment and is accountable for the development, implementation and maintenance of practice standards for the designated discipline. Acting as a Clinical Resource to laboratory staff you will provide leadership, direction and guidance on practice activities and advancing practice, research and education.
Key responsibilities include:
• Reviewing and implementing consistent practice standards, goals and objectives in conjunction with designated management and leading the development and standardization of discipline specific policies and procedures, continuing education and training programs.
• Monitoring existing procedures and equipment and develops new methods as appropriate ensuring best practice standards are implemented and communicated throughout the IH Laboratories.
• Supporting departmental and regional initiatives through collaboration with local and regional laboratory leaders and managers, pathologists and physicians to achieve overall goals and objectives.
If you are an experienced and innovative Medical Laboratory Technologist, who possesses strong leadership capability and has advanced level Point of Care testing knowledge and skills; we would love to hear from you.
Please note that travel is a requirement of this position and transportation arrangements must meet the Employer’s requirements. You are required to hold a valid BC Driver’s License and may be required to drive a personal car on mileage and/or be assigned a fleet vehicle as a condition of employment.
Interior Health is a BC top employer offering competitive compensation, generous paid vacation and a range of comprehensive benefits and services to support you. Located in the sunny southern interior of B.C. our region is renowned as a beautiful four-season playground, where you can enjoy plentiful outdoor recreation during long hot summers and milder winters.
Graduation from an accredited Medical Laboratory Science training program with current certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and eligible for membership with the BC Society of Laboratory Sciences (BCSLS) and/or CSMLS
Completion of recognized advanced specialty program/training in the Point of Care Testing
5 years’ recent related experience, including 3 years leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Valid BC Drivers license required
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.