This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Director of Kivalliq Health Centre; this position provides professional, technical and specialized support for the management of laboratory technology, radiology services, ultrasound and biomedical systems throughout the health facilities of Kivalliq region. The incumbent directs and supervises medical diagnostic resources and the biomedical devices for the region. You will provide a project management role in ensuring equipment and medical devices are in place for functioning of the new Rankin Inlet regional health facility. This position is ultimately responsible and accountable for managing medical technology and support resources in an optimum manner which had direct impact on the safety and comfort of patients, staff and visitors.
The Manager, Medical Technology Systems plans and organizes the overall activities of the laboratory, radiology and biomedical departments at the Kivalliq Health Centre and community health centres. You will also develop and assist in the development of tenders and request for proposal documents including territorial RFP for laboratory services and work with the Capital Planning Advisor with selection and development of medical systems and equipment for health care centres. You will also provide guidance and advice for the selection and the purchases of new medical devices as well as the replacement of existing medical devices or systems and responsibility also includes ensuring new devices are inspected and approved for patient use once it is received along with organizing all the required operational and service documentation.
The Manager must be have the ability to function as part of a team and independently as the incumbent is required to work on an “on call” basis after hours. The successful candidate should have at least 3 years experience in an acute hospital, regional health centre or similar setting with strong customer services skills. The ability to make quick judgments and decisions while remaining calm and focused when involved in emergency situations, or when dealing with distraught patients and/or family members, is a necessary requirement. The Manager must have the ability to plan for and carry our personal and professional development in order to anticipate what personal skills will be necessary to meet the job requirement. You also must be able to comprehend and apply safety protocols (i.e. Dangerous Goods, Universal Precautions) and Kivalliq Health Centre policies.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job is usually obtained through the successful complete of a 3 or 4 year program in Biomedical Services or Medical Laboratory or Radiology. Canadian certification in CSMLS or CAMRT or Biomedical Services in a Health Establishment must have been obtained. Advanced studies or equivalent work experience in management studies, biomedical technology, electronics engineering or computers is preferred.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, with a strong knowledge of medical laboratory processes may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.