Laboratory Quality Specialist
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Antigonish, NS
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Laboratory Director, the Quality Specialist collaborates with Provincial Quality Coordinator, Laboratory Management and Technical staff to assist in planning, implementing and controlling the technical functions for a zone-wide Laboratory Quality Management System. The incumbent supports staff compliance to policies/prodecures that meet accreditation standards; surveying quality control, proficiency and competency programs.

Qualifications

Graduate from a School of Medical Laboratory Technology and current registration as a Medical
Laboratory Technologist with the CSMLS and NSCMLT
Five (5) years laboratory experience
Certification or recent course in Quality Management would be an assest
Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to quality and quality systems
Familiarity with Meditech and knowledge of the Laboratory component of a HIS for an integrated Laboratory Delivery Network
Proficient in the use of Windows and Office suite programs, including word processing, electronic data management, powerpoint, spreadsheets and E-mail, etc
Demonstrated teaching ability with a commitment to staff training and development
Excellent facilitation and communication skills (written and oral)
Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position
Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation for occasional travel
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
Hours of Work

Permanent Full Time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

Medical Laboratory Technologist II:
$31.4606 - $38.1935 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentations such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Healthcare Unifor Hlthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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