Amended - Medical Laboratory Technologist 1, Core Laboratory - 3 positions

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20825
Salary: $84,845 - $101,361
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

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.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife and reporting directly to the Technical Supervisor, Core Laboratory, you would analyze and conduct individual patient tests using both complex laboratory instrumentation and manual techniques. This position performs routine laboratory analysis in chemistry, hematology, transfusion medicine and specimen collection and handling activities.  While performing analysis, you must be able to recognize normal and atypical findings and initiate the appropriate action. 

Based on workload and operational demands, you may be required to provide support and coverage for the Medical Laboratory Assistants in order to ensure efficient and continual flow of samples for analysis.  You may also be required to provide functional guidance to these positions when working within the Core Laboratory.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A recognized Medical Laboratory Technology Program at a minimum of a diploma or degree level from an accredited Canadian Post-Secondary Institution.  Internationally trained Medical Laboratory Technologists must have at least three (3) years of working experience in a Canadian Hospital Laboratory as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (in a core laboratory).

Applicants must have recent, relevant experience (within the past five (5) years) in all of the core laboratory disciplines including: Chemistry; Hematology; Transfusion Medicine; Urinalysis; specimen collection from adults, children and neonates.

Applicants must be registered with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science at the General Registered Technologist designation.  New graduates waiting to write their certification examination will be considered however; registration must be achieved prior to beginning employment with Laboratory Services.  Registration must be maintained throughout the period of employment with Laboratory Services.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

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

More Information

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

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

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 Science at the General Registered Technologist designation is mandatory for this position. 

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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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20825         

Closing Date: Opened until filled.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $43.51 per hour to $51.98 per hour (approximately $84,845 - $101,361.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.