** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **
Are you looking for that career that will allow you to combine your clinical expertise and your proven leadership skills? If you feel, you can deliver success by implementing strategies that focus the efforts of individuals on business goals, individual goals, team goals and translating them into positive outcomes - we want to hear from you.
Under the administrative direction of the Health Service Administrator and the clinical direction of the Regional Director of Diagnostic Services, the Chief Technologist is responsible and accountable for:
a.) Directing, organizing, controlling, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the day-to-day activities and operations of the laboratory and its departments, in consultation with regional technologist to ensure clinical quality consistency, standardization, benchmarking and evidence informed practice.
b.) Efficient management of financial, technical, equipment and human resources and planning in relation to allocated budgets to achieve an annual balanced budget mandate, including contribution and advice to Health Service Administrator on capital planning, as appropriate.
c.) Ensuring efficient and effective laboratory services, communication and technical interpretation and opinion to stakeholders, health care professionals and patients/service users.
d.) Performing and supervising diagnostic testing in biochemistry, hematology, blood bank, urology and microbiology as required, and ensuring compliance with all quality controls, professional practice and governance standards, policies and procedures, including, but not limited to health and safety, infection control, training requirements, legal and ethical requirements and accreditation standards.Shift Rotation/Hours of work:
Monday to Friday, Days - 08:00 to 16:00 Stuart Lake Hospital
is a six acute care bed facility with six additional long-term care beds. The Hospital serves the community of Fort St James as well as the First Nation's Communities of Takla, Yekooche, Nak'azdli, and Tl'azt'en (Binche and Tachie). The hospital has 24/7 emergency, diagnostic, laboratory, palliative care and a pharmacy. It offers full and part time physicians as well as visiting specialists. Fort St. James
is located on the southeast shore of Stuart Lake. The population of the Fort St. James area is 4,500 (2021) including the rural areas and First Nations. Enjoy an active, energetic, diverse community that offers plentiful indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Check out Fort St. James for more information on this unique rural community.What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial support for moving expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" offered through the Federal and BC Government Qualifications
• Graduation from an accredited Medical Laboratory Science training program.
• Current General Certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and eligible for membership with the BC Society of Laboratory Sciences (BCSLS) and/or CSMLS.
• Successful completion of the Advanced Registered Technologist (ART) course.
• Five years post Registered Technologist (RT) experience including two (2) years' related supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training, management experience and education acceptable to the hospital.Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Knowledge Integration:
Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
• Critical Thinking:
Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
Information Technology Science