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Casual- Laboratory Technologist- Core Laboratory

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 18400
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Information

The Laboratory Technologist - Core Laboratory collects and analyzes a variety of biological samples with the Core Laboratory in accordance with recognized international laboratory practices,  philosophy and objectives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (“NTHSSA”) to ensure that medical and non-medical professionals have the tests results necessary to diagnose, treat and manage disease.

Located at Stanton Territorial Hospital, you will analyze samples and conduct individual patient tests using both complex laboratory instrumentation and manual techniques. You will also do routine laboratory analysis in chemistry, hematology, transfusion medicine and specimen receiving/processing services. Based on workload and operational demands the Laboratory Technologist - Core Laboratory may be required to provide Laboratory Assistant and Bacteriology support and coverage in order to ensure efficient and continual flow of samples for analysis.

Unlike most major laboratories in southern Canada, Stanton Laboratory does not have a local Pathologist. Pathology services are delivered through a consulting pathologist in Edmonton, Alberta. In the absence of a resident pathologist you will act as a resource on Laboratory related practice. 



  • Advanced knowledge of Laboratory Technologies with a focus on core laboratory functions, principles, and standards of practice including venipuncture, ECGs, medical terminology.
  • The ability to operate and understand complex laboratory instrumentation is required in order to provide direct hands on laboratory services, provide direction and leadership to Technologists, and in order to analyze and interpret results to aid medical and non-medical professionals in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease.
  • An ability to operate computerized and mechanical laboratory equipment in order to complete analysis of biological samples.
  • Knowledge of and an ability to input and retrieve information from Laboratory Information Systems.
  • An ability to quickly recognize atypical laboratory findings and initiate the appropriate action


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 minimum of a diploma or degree level and certification and registration with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences (CSMLS) as a General Medical Laboratory Technologist. Incumbent must maintain active registration with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science as a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist throughout the term of employment.

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extenstion 14106

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Casual Employment

This job opening is for casual employment opportunities with Stanton Territorial Hospital from April to October 2020. 

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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.

Immunization Status

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


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

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Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #18400         

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $43.51 per hour to $51.98 per hour plus Northern Allowance of $1.90 per hour. 


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


This job opening has been amended.