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Regional Laboratory Technologist

Rankin Inlet
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00am

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The incumbent is responsible for collecting and analysing a variety of biological samples, in accordance with recognized international laboratory practices as well as philosophy and objectives of the Department of Health to ensure that medical and other professionals have the results necessary to diagnose, treat and manage disease. The Regional Technologist works delivering Chemistry, Hematology, Automated Molecular Testing and Specimen Receiving/Processing Services. This position is required to share standby and on-call duties with Laboratory staff to provide weekend and night coverage.

The incumbent takes the lead examining and analyzing a variety of biological samples using recognized international laboratory practices. The incumbent will analyze samples using complex laboratory instrumentation and manual techniques. Review, verifies and releases patient results through the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and to ensure all lab results are accurately entered into LIS to track patient information. The incumbent performs, records, and monitors Quality Control (QC) on all instruments and procedures to ensure the precision and accuracy of results reported. The incumbent collects and analyzes laboratory samples and performs diagnostic tests on patients as part of the health care team.  

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from a Canadian College or University, certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science with a General Certificate in all areas is required. At least 1 year expierience in all areas of laboratory is considered an asset for this position. Certification for the following are also considered assets for this position; WHIMIS, AII CODES response training, Dangerous Goods Transportation, CPR, Hand Washing In-Service. 

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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