MTS-7 Laboratory Technologist - Hematology - Diagnostic Services, Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Date of Posting: 
May 6, 2015
Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS-7 Laboratory Technologist - Hematology
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week; Saturday morning rotation

$53,185 to $58,471 per annum as per CUPE 1870, (plus out of scale adjustment)

Diagnostic Services invites applications from experienced and motivated medical laboratory technologists to provide technical and related laboratory services in the discipline of veterinary clinical pathology. This is a full-time permanent position.


The successful technologist will work as the Lead Technologist in a diagnostic hematology laboratory, along with one other full-time laboratory technologist. This position reports to the Director of Diagnostic Services. The Lead Technologist has a lead role in facilitating the supervision of the Hematology Laboratory to ensure the quality and efficiency of the workload, staffing and properly functioning instrumentation. The Lead Technologist may be involved in continuing education activities and is responsible for ordering laboratory supplies in consultation with the Director.

The bench work includes but is not limited to:
• Preparation and staining of blood smears, morphological evaluation of stained blood smears and automated analysis (Sysmex XTV, Cobas 6000 c501) of whole blood, serum and fluid samples.
• Processing (including cytospin preparation) of fluid and cytology submissions and analysis of samples for coagulation and urinalysis is also required.
• Blood banking submissions are occasionally processed. 
• Daily running of Quality Control (QC) material, verification of QC protocols and troubleshooting QC materials and automated instruments are part of this position. 
• Entry of patient information and results and printing of reports may be required as needed. 
• Veterinary-specific training will be provided to the successful applicant.
• This position is also required to provide rotational Saturday morning coverage of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory including both Hematology and Chemistry Laboratories.
• Cross-training as required will be provided.


• Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) designation is required.
• Relevant years of related diagnostic experience preferably in a clinical laboratory setting (preferably in hematology) are required.
• BSc would be an asset.
• Experience in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory is an asset.
• Experience in a lead role in a diagnostic laboratory is an asset.
• Excellent organizational, computer and communication skills are required. 
• Experience in blood smear evaluation and with veterinary hematologic, biochemical and coagulation instruments as well as with cytologic preparation of fluids and tissues is an asset. 
• Experience with quality control protocols and with ISO standards is desirable.
• Good bench skills are essential.
• The ability to work under minimal supervision, to multitask and to troubleshoot technical issues at the bench and instrument level is desirable.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

U. Hagmeier

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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