Specialty Technologist, Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
As part of the CHEO Regional Genetics Program, the Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory provides comprehensive diagnostic genetic testing for both the pediatric and adult populations in Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut; the testing menu includes genome-wide analysis such as karyotyping and SNP microarray to more targeted testing including FISH, gene panels and single gene testing.
We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified individual who wishes to use a variety of technical and analytical skills in a stimulating and supportive environment.
Performs genetic procedures in accordance with protocol and licensing regulations, and under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager and Laboratory Heads.
Performs established routine and specialized laboratory procedures
Maintains an acceptable workload as determined by the Laboratory Heads
Summarizes results and completes reports to the specifications of the Laboratory Heads
Recognizes the need for additional testing, and performs tests as required
Identifies technical problems and takes appropriate corrective action
Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skill level for all procedures currently used in the Laboratory
Participates in research and development work as required within the Laboratory
Participates in making team decisions regarding sharing of additional duties
Is available for week-end and statutory holidays on-call duty, if required
Maintains accurate files and database records
Shares with other technologists and staff additional duties to ensure the efficient functioning of the laboratory, such as: cleaning equipment, maintaining supply of solutions and reagents, receiving and storing supplies, ensuring a clean and tidy work place
Conforms to all laboratory safety regulations, and works in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Shares in maintaining quality assurance including: regular review of methodologies, identification of need for new equipment, and reporting of any errors or incidents if they occur to the Laboratory Heads and Laboratory Manager.
Accepts responsibility for ongoing professional development and participates in continuing education opportunities available in the Genetics Program or within CHEO.
Criminal Record Check (Essential)
Registration with the CMLTO (or eligibility to register), with authorization to practice in the specialties of
Molecular Genetics and/or Cytogenetics (Essential)
Previous experience applying genetic laboratory techniques to the analysis of human genetic diseases (Preferred)
Accuracy and precision in performing laboratory procedures (Essential)
Ability to organize workload and establish priorities (Essential)
Ability to recognize abnormal or unusual test results, and to take appropriate action (Essential)
Ability to exercise good judgement (Essential)
Ability and willingness to work as part of a team (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.
$36.20 to/à $ 44.01 per hour