Medical Lab Technologist

Position Summary

Permanent full-time MLT opportunity now available at the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre in the friendly community of Merritt, B.C.
The Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre has eight acute care inpatient beds and includes a 24/7 Emergency Department, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Public Health, Mental Health, Home and Community Care Nursing and Home Support and Lab and X-ray.

What you will work on
As the MLT you will work independently within our supportive and cohesive team environment, providing vital Lab services for inpatients and outpatients from the Merritt community and surrounding areas. Typical duties include: routine and/or complex tests utilizing manual procedures and automated instruments, greeting patients, collecting and/or receiving specimens, entering data into the Laboratory Information System (LIS), validating/reporting test results, maintaining instruments and preparing solutions and control agents.

This is a generalist Lab position and offers interesting and varied work within all areas of Core Lab. Shift times are rotating 8hr day shifts with participation in the on-call out of hours schedule required. Interior Health offers competitive compensation, shift premiums and a comprehensive benefits and pension plan. In addition to generous paid vacation and sick time entitlement and relocation assistance we offer work environments that encourage growth and development.

About this location
The city of Merritt offers a blend of country fun, an urban lifestyle and outdoor adventure! The city has a pleasant climate with lots of sunshine and very little rain throughout the year. There are two rivers, hundreds of lakes and numerous hiking and biking trails to enjoy in the surrounding area. Merritt is located 87km south of Kamloops and an easy 3hr drive 270km northeast of Vancouver.

Reasons to Apply
Interior Health offers so many great benefits and services! Competitive pay plus shift premiums, the opportunity to work with a diverse team, generous employer-paid vacation, sick time, extended health & dental; as well as learning and career development opportunities.


Graduation from an approved Medical Laboratory Science Program
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
One (1) year recent related experience


Graduation from an approved Medical Laboratory Science Program Current certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)

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 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.

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