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Medical Technologist 3, Cytogenetics - Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

Medical Technologist 3, Cytogenics

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

Vancouver General Hospital, BC


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


The Cytogenetic Technologist performs a variety of tests and procedures on specimens submitted for cytogenetic analyses using cytogenetic and molecular techniques in the context of the organization’s quality management system.

What you’ll do

  • Assign patient identification number and checks various regional databases for previous relevant analyses
  • Validate and maintain inventory, and prepare reagents used for test procedures.
  • Set up and harvest cultures for cytogenetic analyses
  • Prepare slides and perform various banding techniques such as G-banding, C-banding
  • Prepare slides and perform fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • Perform DNA/RNA extraction and molecular techniques
  • Perform troubleshooting on related techniques to consistently achieve high quality
  • Perform analyses and prepare computerized images of karyograms.
  • Prepare final cytogenetic laboratory reports to send out to physicians.
  • Validate, operate and perform preventive maintenance for a variety of laboratory equipment/instrumentation


What you bring


  • Certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences in Clinical Genetics
  • Graduation from the post graduate diploma program in Clinical Genetics from the British Columbia Institute of Technology or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


You have also demonstrated:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of related discipline.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Attention to details.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment.
  • Skill in the operation of related equipment and in techniques appropriate to the designated area.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Casual
$36.96 to $46.13 per hour
2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9

Hours of Work: Monday-Saturday; 0800-1600
Requisition # 


What we do


Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories. PLMS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and PLMS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Labor AgreementHealth Science Professionals
Requisition #CAS-113692-2364683
Work Site2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9
Job TypeCasual, Part-Time
Salary/Rate$36.96 - $46.13 / Hour
Hours of Work08:00-16:00
Work DaysMonday-Saturday
Expiry Date25-Dec-2023

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