Laboratory Technologist

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 17821
Salary: $82,778 - $98,885
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Nov 15, 2019

Job Information

The BDHSSA administers all regional health and social services delivered through the lnuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), a 47 in-patient bed accredited facility, seven Community Health Centers; and twenty-two other sites, including social services and dental therapy offices, public health clinics, eider's facilities and various group homes. There are approximately 7,500 residents in the Beaufort-Delta region. The BDHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy communities' well-being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

Located within the IRH and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Allied Health Services and working closely with the Lab Team Lead the incumbent works as one of four Laboratory Technologists including the Supervisor who deliver chemistry, water testing, coagulation, hematology, basic microbiology including stat gram stains, immunohematology, phlebotomy and specimen receiving/processing services within the Laboratory.

Unlike most major laboratories in southern Canada the IRH Laboratory lacks a local Pathologist. Pathology services are delivered through a consulting Pathologist in Edmonton, Alberta. In the absence of a resident Pathologist the incumbent will refer problems or concerns to the Laboratory Supervisor who acts as a reference on Laboratory related practice for the Beaufort Delta and Sahtu Regions, or contact the appropriate resource directly when the Supervisor is unavailable.

The Laboratory Technologist analyzes samples and conducts individual patient tests using both complex laboratory instrumentation and manual techniques. While performing analysis the incumbent must recognize normal and atypical findings and initiate the appropriate action. Accurate testing allows a referring physician to accurately diagnose medical conditions and arrange for proper care and treatment which ultimately impacts on a patients morbidity. This accurate and timely testing also assists public health to address regional or territorial health issues in an effective manner.

In addition to providing core laboratory services to the BDHSSA the Laboratory provides services to: 7 Community Health Centres; the Department of H&SS-Health Protection Unit; BDHSSA-Environmental Health Unit and a variety of businesses located in the north including but not limited to mining, private contracting and Public Works. The lab processes approximately 20,000 samples per year.

The incumbent will be required to share standby with Laboratory and will work an irregular rotation including one weekend shift per four weeks.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is typically acquired through the successful completion of a recognized Medical Laboratory Technology Program at a diploma/degree level.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
105 Veteran's Way
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Inuvik

More Information


Eligible for current registration/certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences as a General Medical Laboratory Technologist is mandatory for this position.

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Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $42.45 per hour (approximately $82,778.00per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14, 356.00.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 17821

Closing Date: November 15, 2019 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Term Position

This job opening is for a One Year Term