Medical Technical Specialist, Genetics

Competition #:894945

Job Title:Medical Technical Specialist, Genetics

Job Category:Health Disciplines

Work Type:Full-Time Permanent

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:LiUNA

Posted Date:27/06/22

Closing date:04/07/22

Salary Range:$42.20 - $47.45 per hour

FTE Assignment (FT=1.0, Casual =0.000001):1.0

Unity Health Toronto, comprised of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital, works to advance the health of everyone in our urban communities and beyond. Our health network serves patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care, spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, while investing in world-class research and education. Join our team in our mission to continue to put patients and families at the centre of everything we do, in the role of Medical Technical Specialist.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with our Technical, Medical Scientific, and Quality and Regulatory teams to develop, validate, troubleshoot and implement methodologies, platforms and molecular tests for clinical service.
  • Leading and assisting with the design and development of new tests to meet operational initiatives and optimize current tests to standardize testing workflows
  • Leading and assisting with validation of new tests on realtime PCR, NGS and MassArray platforms
  • Supporting on-going process improvements and problem solving efforts in work organization, test methodologies and lab workflows
  • Performing data analysis required with test development and validation
  • Completing validation documentation and operating procedures for new tests prior to implementation
  • Conducting a wide range of molecular genetic diagnostic and interpretive specimen testing
  • Performing, interpreting and releasing results, while ensuring patient confidentiality
  • Participating in critical reviews of key indicators, incidents, audits, inspection and improvement opportunities resulting in effective implementation of corrective actions, escalating as appropriate and driving continuous improvement
  • training and teaching Genetics MLTs in advanced molecular genetics techniques,
  • quality control and quality assurance monitoring in a Clinical Genetics laboratory setting

Minimum requirements and experience

  • Undergraduate University degree in Molecular Biology or equivalent required
  • Medical Laboratory Technology diploma, with specialty in Molecular Genetics required
  • Active CMLTO registration in Molecular Genetics required
  • 5 years of MLT experience, 3 years of NGS experience required
  • Experience with test design, development and results interpretation
  • Experience with test and instrument validation
  • Experience with test transfer from development to clinical service
  • Clear understanding of detailed documentation and comprehensive record keeping
  • Experience with variety of molecular platforms and technical methodologies
  • Excellent problem solving skills; ability to identify and effectively troubleshoot issues
  • Advanced computational and bioinformatics skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to maintain and promote strict standards of safety, patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Experience with test design, development and validation
  • Experience training and teaching Genetics MLTs in advanced molecular genetics techniques
  • Experience with quality control and quality assurance monitoring in a Clinical Genetics laboratory setting
  • Experience training and teaching Genetics MLTs in advanced molecular genetics techniques
  • Theoretical and hands-on experience of advanced molecular techniques including NGS

As a condition of employment, all external hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documentation unless a valid accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code exists.  All internal candidates must be in compliance with Unity Health Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.