MTS 6 with Market Adjustment to 7 - Laboratory Technologist - Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
47E15
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Date of Posting: 
June 25, 2015
Department: 
Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College
Position: 
MTS 6 with Market Adjustment to 7 - Laboratory Technologist
Contract: 
Full-time term position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week (rotational Saturday coverage requirements)

Salary: 
as per CUPE 1870
Term: 

As soon as possible until June 1, 2016

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 temporary position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful technologist will be primarily involved in routine processing of hematology, coagulation and cytology submissions. As a secondary role, the incumbent will also process biochemistry and urinalysis submissions from aquatic animals, livestock, companion animals, birds and wildlife.

The benchwork 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, Cobas 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 demographics and results and printing of reports may be required as needed. 
• Veterinary-specific training will be provided to the successful applicant.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will possess the following:
• 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.
• 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 would be 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.

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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