Specialty Technologist, Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory Full Time (1.0) / Technologue spécialisé(e) – Laboratoire de diagnostic en génétique à temps plein (1,0)

Company

CHEO

CHEO is located in the Nation’s capital on the Ottawa Health Sciences Campus, in a beautiful park-like setting. Recognized as a top employer in the National Capital Region and in Canada for a number of factors including work atmosphere, skill development, community involvement, competitive compensation and benefits. Our employees receive training in a supportive environment that promotes learning and development, quality improvement and teamwork. CHEO employees tell us they are proud to work for a global leader in pediatric health, dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, apply today!As part of the CHEO Regional Genetics Program, the Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory provides comprehensive diagnostic genetic and genomic testing for both the pediatric and adult populations in Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut. The Laboratory provides testing for a number of inherited diseases through its Molecular Genetics section as well as testing for several constitutional conditions and acquired chromosome abnormalities through its Cytogenetics section.A wide variety of methodologies are currently performed in the Laboratory; these include PCR, Sanger Sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing, MLPA, Gel Electrophoresis and Southern Blotting in the Molecular Genetics section, and Karyotyping, Tissue Culture, FISH, Microarray, QF-PCR, qPCR and MLPA in the Cytogenetics section.Technologists may rotate through different work areas as required.We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who wish to use a variety of technical and analytical skills. In addition to qualified Technologists, we encourage applications from students and new graduates of an accredited Genetics Training Program; credentials and education in process will be considered.

Location

Ottawa

Duties

POSITION SUMMARY

Your responsibilities will include the following:
Perform assigned work and diagnostic testing with accuracy and efficiency following laboratory procedures and policies
Perform analysis, summarize test results and draft reports to the specifications of the Laboratory Heads
Perform basic troubleshooting of test results, recognize discrepancies and participate in developing effective corrective action
Maintain an acceptable workload as determined by Laboratory Heads and Laboratory Manager
Maintain and demonstrate technical and analytical competence
Participate in quality improvement initiatives and development work as required within the Laboratory
Participate in team meetings and provide coverage for team members as required
Maintain confidential and accurate records, and ensure completion of appropriate documentation
Perform additional duties as required to ensure the efficient functioning of the laboratory, such as: equipment maintenance, ensure appropriate inventory levels for laboratory supplies, receipt and storage of supplies, ensure a clean and tidy work place
Conform to all laboratory safety regulations, and work in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Share in maintaining quality assurance including: regular review of procedures, identify need for equipment repair, identify and report errors/incidents to the Laboratory Heads and Laboratory Manager.
Participate in educational and professional development activities
Ensure availability for week-end and statutory holidays on-call duty, if required

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Criminal Record Check (Essential)
Registration with the CMLTO (or eligibility to register), with authorization to practice in the specialties of
Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics or currently enrolled in/ graduate of a recognized Clinical
Genetics Training Program (Essential)
Previous experience applying genetic laboratory techniques to the analysis of human genetic diseases (Preferred)
Ability to perform laboratory procedures with accuracy and precision (Essential)
Ability to organize workload and establish priorities (Essential)
Ability to recognize abnormal or unusual test results, and take appropriate action (Essential)
Ability to exercise good judgement (Essential)
Ability to work efficiently and effectively with other staff members (Essential)
Strong computer skills and knowledge (Preferred)
Ability to maintain the strictest standards of safety, patient privacy and confidentiality (Essential)

Please note you will be represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Start Date

2020-01-14

Hours

Full Time

Salary

from/de $36.84 to/à $ 44.78 per hour / par heure

Contact

Name

CHEO

Display Name

CHEO

Title

Hospital

Address

401 Smyth Rd

Telephone

6137377600

Email

blewis@cheo.on.ca

Other Email

akincaid@cheo.on.ca

Job Posting Link

CHEO

Display Date

2020-11-30

Expiry Date

2020-12-31