Casual - Medical Laboratory Technologist

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Location: Inuvik

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 13870

Salary: $79,658 - $95,102

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Territorial Health and Social Services Authority (THSSA) works under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services and the Health and Social Services regions, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the Northwest Territories through planning, development, deliver, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery. 

THSSA is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. THSSA strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.

Job Information


The Beaufort-Delta Region administers all regional health and social services delivered through the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), an accredited facility, seven community Health Centers; and twenty-two other sites, including social services and dental therapy offices, public health clinics, elders facilities and various group homes. The Beaufort-Delta Region provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy communities' well-being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

Located within the IRH and reporting directly to the Laboratory Supervisor the incumbent works as one of four Laboratory Technologists including the Supervisor who deliver chemistry, water testing, coagulation, hematology, basic microbiology including stat gram stains, immunohematology, phlebotomy and specimen receiving/processing services within the Laboratory.

Unlike most major laboratories in southern Canada, the IRH Laboratory lacks a local Pathologist. Pathology services are delivered through a consulting Pathologist in Edmonton, Alberta. In the absence of a resident Pathologist the incumbent will refer problems or other concerns to the Laboratory Supervisor who acts as a reference on Laboratory related practice for the Beaufort Delta and Sahtu Regions, or contact the appropriate resource directly when the Supervisor is unavailable.

The Laboratory Technologist analyzes samples and conducts individual patient tests using both complex laboratory instrumentation and manual techniques. While performing analysis the incumbent must recognize normal and atypical findings and initiate the appropriate action. Accurate testing allows a referring physician to accurately diagnose medical conditions and arrange for proper care and treatment which ultimately impacts on a patients morbidity. This accurate and timely testing also assists public health to address regional or territorial health issues in an effective manner.

In addition to providing core laboratory services to the Beaufort-Delta Region, the Laboratory provides services to: 7 Community Health Centres; the Department of H&SS-Health Protection Unit; Beaufort-Delta Region-Environmental Health Unit and a variety of businesses located in the north including but not limited to mining, private contracting and Public Works. The lab processes approximately 20,000 samples per year.

The incumbent will be required to share standby with Laboratory and will work in irregular rotation including one weekend shift per four weeks.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by.

  • Successful completion of a recognized Medical Laboratory Technology Program at a Diploma/Degree level
  • Certification and registration with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences as a General Medical Laboratory Technologist is a requirement.

More Information

Casual Employment

This job opening is for casual employment opportunities within GNWT departments, boards and agencies

Immunization Status

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


Eligible for current registration/certification withthe Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences is mandatory for this position. 

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $40.85per hour (approximately $79,658. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,131.


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

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 13870         

Closing Date: Open until filled

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik Client Service Centre
GNWT Human Resources
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620