In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of PHSA safety, including both patient and employee safety, is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA’s Agencies/Divisions/Services, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
The Technical Coordinator is responsible to assist in providing technical leadership and expertise in the designated discipline or area of expertise. Acts as a technical resource for designated practice; monitors the quality of technical work performed to ensure standards are met and safety procedures are followed. Participates in the development, coordination and implementation of staff and student orientation and training programs. Provides input into performance management of team members, and provides technical training and coaching to laboratory staff. Assist with workplace solutions and the implementation of new; equipment, techniques, and procedures at assigned and other designated sites.
Education, Training and Experience
Certified by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science. Bachelor of Science degree or an Advanced Registered certificate or completion of a supervisory/management program plus a minimum of three (3) years’ recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A valid BC driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle for business related purposes.
Skills and Abilities
• Comprehensive knowledge and recent related experience in laboratory discipline
• Comprehensive knowledge of the standards of practice and guidelines for Medical Laboratory Technologists established by the CSMLS and/or other relevant national professional associations
• Comprehensive knowledge of method development and evaluation and research processes.
• Comprehensive knowledge of organization policies, procedures, and standards of care, including practice of safe work procedures with discipline equipment
• Knowledge of administrative structure and function of laboratories of varying sizes
• Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader, teacher, motivator, and facilitator and to coach and deal with others effectively and in a supportive manner
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, medical personnel and other health care staff, both one-to-one and in groups.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment and to organize and prioritize competing demands
• Demonstrated ability to manage own learning to meet future challenges within the organization
• Demonstrated knowledge of computerized systems relating to the Laboratory and current software applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
• Ability to operate related equipment
• Ability to travel to designated facilities