Combined Laboratory/Radiology Technologist

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Closing date: May 25, 2018

Location: Fort Smith

Department: NTHSSA FS Clinical Laboratory

Job Code: 15423

Salary: $79,658 - $95,102

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

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

This position reports to the Regional Manager, Primary Care, Acute and Allied Health Services and assists with collection of statistics and the need for supplies, equipment and resources.

The incumbent provides diagnostic services (laboratory and X-ray) including to but not limited to chemistry, hematology, microbiology, phlebotomy, specimen receiving/processing, taking and preparing x-ray images and electrocardiographs.

Unlike most major laboratories and radiological departments in southern Canada, the NTHSSA Diagnostic Services Department lacks an on-site pathologist or radiologist. In absence of these services, the incumbent acts as a resource (first contact) on laboratory and radiological related practice Within the Fort Smith region,. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the quality of results from all tests to ensure that the findings are reliable. The Combined Laboratory/Radiology Technologist will be required to provide standby coverage on a rotational basis (with the Lab/DI Lead during the evenings and weekends to provide emergency diagnostic services).

Duties are performed in accordance with established standards of radiological and laboratory practice, Accreditation Canada Standards, Guidelines and Required Organizational Practices as well as the philosophy, objectives policies and procedures of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is typically acquired through the successful completion of a certification from an approved Combined Laboratory/X-ray Technologist (CLXT) or Certified Combined Technician (CCT) program.


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Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) year term.


Eligible for current registration with their Provincial Association 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 $40.85 per hour (approximately $79,657 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,180.


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


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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 # 15423        

Closing Date: May 25, 2018  - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298