Charge Technologist – PFT – Point of Care Testing


Halton Healthcare


Posting #: 2024-928916


Position: Charge Technologist – Point of Care Testing

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, other sites as required

Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers. We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a healthcare culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging with ‘exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative center of excellence in community hospital care.

This is what you’ll be doing:

Working under the general direction of the Lab Manager and collaboratively with the Clinical Chemist and other Team Leaders to plan, organize and direct the day-to-day technical operations of the Corporate Point of Care (POC) Program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Technical oversight of the POC Program across all three sites and general oversight of POC activities
Assists in planning, organizing, and coordinating workflow and processes to ensure alignment with best practices.
Perform project management activities when introducing a new POCT device or middleware upgrade.
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 Manager 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 taking 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.
Oversees inventory levels to ensure adequate stock and supplies.
Develops, reviews and updates technical manuals in the document control system.
Works with various units in the hospital to ensure devices are properly maintained.
Oversees and initiates evaluation of new devices, methods and procedures and provides guidance in implementation.
Collaborate with the Clinical Chemist and other Team Leaders in the development and implementation of POC policies and procedures.
Identifies opportunities for process improvement, minimizes waste and improves efficiency.
Trains and teaches technical staff in designated areas.
Oversees student teaching program in the 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 POC testing.
Oversee new POC equipment requests and validation documentation.
Represents the department, and when appropriate, the organization on various internal and external committees.

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 the 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 the Manager.


This is what you’ll need to do:

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 5 years in a department managing a POC program.
Experience with various POC devices and Aegis POC software required.
Must be capable of functioning well in a high stress environment.
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 meet deadlines.
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and customer service skills, within and external to the laboratory setting.
Teaching/training experience required.
Must be able to work independently or in a team setting; demonstrate self-direction.
Proven ability to motivate staff and 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 Expanse platform.
Continuing education relevant to the area of responsibilities as outlined.
Date Posted: February 29, 2024

Internal Applicants due by: March 7, 2024

Please apply if you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

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

In accordance with Directive #6, Halton Healthcare has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination and Management Policy. All new hires must be fully compliant with our Policy as a condition of employment with Halton Healthcare. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a documented medical exemption as part of the hiring process.

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.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.

All Halton Healthcare staff, professional staff and volunteers are encouraged to be vigilant about identifying and reporting safety incidents in their everyday practice. They also have a role in analysis, recommendations and follow through to implementation.



Christine Vallance


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