Medical Lab Technologist (Cytogenetics)

Company

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Location

Toronto, ON

Duties

The Cytogenetics Laboratory which is part of the Division of Genome Diagnostic in the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine specializes in the genomic analysis of paediatrics specimens referred for a wide range of constitutional conditions and for cancer diagnosis and management. The Cytogenetics Laboratory is also a Children’s Oncology Group (COG)-Approved laboratory. The laboratory is unique in the province of Ontario in having a substantial caseload of specialized testing for the chromosome instability syndromes. The laboratory has expertise in Genomic Microarray Analysis and offers a large variety of FISH tests This position requires professional application of principles from cell biology and human genetics, as well as clinical laboratory practices, principles and techniques, leading to cytogenetic results that enable diagnosis and treatment of developmental or hereditary disorders or neoplasias.

The Medical Laboratory Technologist performs and is responsible for a variety of laboratory tests and procedures and acts in accordance with the mission, vision, values and goals of the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine and those of the Hospital. mission, vision, values and goals of the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) and those of the Hospital. They will support a 24 hour / 7 days a week operations working all shifts on a rotational basis including weekends and holidays as scheduled. The Medical Lab Technologist will work in Cytogenetics within the Division of Genome Diagnostics.

Here’s What You’ll Get to Do:
• Perform analytical tests, assess, interpret and report results
• Independently perform genomic analysis of paediatrics specimens referred for a wide range of constitutional conditions and for cancer diagnosis and management
• Review test requisitions to gather pertinent details for analysis as needed and summarize test results utilizing ISCN nomenclature
• Prepare and issue of samples/product/specimen
• Maintain accurate laboratory records and records of testing
• Operate and maintain laboratory equipment
• Practice and perform a variety of laboratory tests and procedures with accurately and precisely within defined time expectations (TATs)
• Recognize failure, troubleshoot, take remedial action, and document action, within their scope of practice, as required
• Report failures, issues & action taken to immediate supervisor
• Assess results against diagnosis to ensure relevant results correspond with known patient data, as appropriate
• Recognize abnormal and critical results, and takes appropriate actions according to the established SOP, as required
• Follow inventory control system and communicate status to ensure availability of adequate reagents and supplies
• Participate in the development, implementation and support of the policies, processes and procedures within the Quality System to support the effective operation of DPLM
• Comply with DPLM safety guidelines
• Perform quality control and documents control results
• Review and monitor daily QC results
• Recognize unusual quality control results, take remedial action and document outcome
• Report ongoing or unresolved QC issues to immediate supervisor

Here’s What You’ll Need:
• Applicants for these positions are required to produce a certificate of registration from the College of Medical Laboratory Technology of Ontario with endorsement in the disciplines of Cytogenetics and/or Genetics. NO General MLTs.
• Bachelor of Science and/or diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
• Bachelor of Science MLS preferred
• Team Player
• Solid computer skills
• Solid technical skills and theoretical knowledge within the specialty of Cytogenetics/Genetics
• Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated customer service orientation and ability to relate well to others
• Strong organization skills and ability to work well under pressure and prioritize
• Ability to communicate clearly
• Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and adaptable to new technologies and processes
• Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to make decisions based on knowledge and experience
• Experience an asset

Employment Type: Full-Time

Comments

To view the full job description and apply, please visit:
https://career.sickkids.ca:8001/psc/CRPRD/CAREER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=11489&PostingSeq=1

Contact

Job Posting Link

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)website

Display Date

2021-06-28

Expiry Date

2021-07-28