Medical Technologist 3 (Cytogenomics), Diagnostic Genetics – Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)


Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories.PLMS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: and PLMS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.


Vancouver, BC


The cytogenomics technologist performs a variety of tests and procedures on specimens submitted for cytogenomic analyses using both cytogenetic and molecular techniques in the context of the organization’s quality management system.

What you’ll do

Assign patient identification number and check various regional databases for previous relevant analyses
Validate and maintain inventory, and prepare reagents used for test procedures.
Set up and harvests cultures for cytogenetic analyses
Prepare slides and perform various banding techniques such as G-banding, C-banding
Prepare slides and perform fluorescence in situ hybridization
Perform DNA/RNA extraction and molecular techniques
Perform troubleshooting on related techniques to consistently achieve high quality
Perform analyses and prepare computerized images of karyograms.
Prepare final cytogenetic laboratory reports to send out to physicians.
Validate, operate and perform preventive maintenance for a variety of laboratory equipment/instrumentation
Perform all duties following standard operating procedures and Quality Management Systems (QMS)
Maintain clean and safe working area
Notify Team Lead or Technical Coordinator of any equipment malfunction, patient safety learning occurrence or non-conformance to standard operating procedures.
Maintain awareness of current developments in the cytogenetic field by continuing education (attending seminars, conferences, workshops…)
Improve, develop, evaluate and/or validate new cytogenetic techniques under the guidance of the Technical Coordinator
Participate in training of staff, medical laboratory students, residents and fellows
Perform other related duties as required



Certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences in Clinical Genetics and graduation from the post graduate diploma program in Clinical Genetics from the British Columbia Institute of Technology or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.



Sonia Chau


Lab Recruitment Support


#200 – 1333 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 4C1


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