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Full-time Charge Technologist - Chemistry - Halton Healthcare in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

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Job Description

Halton Healthcare Posting # 2019-837585

Position: Charge Technologist - Chemistry

Department: Laboratory

Status: Permanent Full-Time

Hours: Monday to Friday Days – 7.5 hours (hours are subject to change based on operational requirements)

Site:  Oakville

This is what you’ll be doing:

Working under the general direction of the Lab Manager and collaboratively with the Clinical Chemist to plan, organize and direct the day to day technical operations of the Chemistry department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Technical oversight of staff in designated area and assists in providing general oversight of the department
  • Assists in planning, organizing and coordinating work flow and processes to ensure alignment with best practices
  • Ensures daily work is completed according to established departmental policies and procedures
  • Monitors work, prioritizing workload and responds effectively to changing demands
  • Assists Lab Manager and Lab Quality Coordinator in the development, implementation and ongoing review of the discipline specific Quality Management System ensuring compliance with IQMH accreditation requirements
  • Participates in the development of quality indicators, monitoring trends and takes appropriate actions based on indicator performance
  • Participates in quality and safety audits and assists in instituting corrective actions where required and monitors effectiveness
  • Documents incidents, takes appropriate actions, follows up with staff and submits incident reports to the Laboratory Quality Coordinator
  • Establishes, maintains and monitors quality assurance and quality control for designated areas, participates in troubleshooting, investigates discordant external quality assurance results, resolves issues, implements corrective actions and monitors their effectiveness
  • Monitors and orders inventory to ensure adequate stock and supplies
  • Develops, reviews and updates technical manuals in the document control system
  • Ensures all equipment in designated areas is properly maintained
  • Oversees and initiates evaluation of new technology, methods and procedures and provides guidance in implementation
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Chemist in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures in Chemistry
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement, minimizes waste and improves efficiencies
  • Trains and teaches technical staff in designated areas
  • Oversees student teaching program in Department
  • Assists in conducting regular staff meetings to share information, discuss issues and promote team building
  • Assists in ensuring hospital and departmental policies and procedures are adhered to and assists in the development and review of Policies and Procedures with recommendations for changes and improvements as required
  • Maintains and enforces established safety regulations and participates in the development of enhanced safety procedures as required
  • Provides investigation, development, recommendation, implementation and training associated with new methods and new technology
  • Provides strong technical support, consultation, and interpretation in all aspects of Chemistry
  • Performs bench work as required.
  • Represents the department, and when appropriate, the organization on various internal and external committees
  • Shares payroll entry task for Core Lab team with Charge Technologist -Hematology/Transfusion Medicine
  • Maintains current knowledge of professional standards, legislation and requirements
  • Support management in the development of operational and corporate budgets and provide statistics and analyses related to department as required
  • Recommend and assist in the planning of educational opportunities and the use of educational resources within the laboratory service across all three hospitals
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager

 This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current general registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario required
  • Recent clinical experience of 6 years in a Chemistry Laboratory
  • Experience with laboratory automation and Instrument Manager middleware an asset
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence in laboratory Quality Control theory, practice and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IQMH Quality Systems and Quality Assurance procedures
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize work, adapt to changing priorities and to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and customer service skills, within and external to the laboratory setting
  • Teaching/training experience an asset
  • Must be able to work independently or in a team setting; demonstrated self-direction
  • Proven ability to motivate staff, promote teamwork
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Must be capable of adapting to changing priorities, deadlines and procedures.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Experience with the Meditech Client Server platform.
  • Continuing education relevant to area of responsibilities as outlined

Date Posted:  February 12, 2019

Internal applications due by:  February 19, 2019

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient safety as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

The ideal candidate is strong in attention to detail in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment and should be ready to drive change and innovation. We require an individual who is a strong communicator, interacts with co-workers and clients with care and respect and has the ability to foster a work environment that focuses on teamwork.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.  

 In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.


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