Oakville, ON
30+ days ago


Posting # 2021-873757


Position: Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist - Point of Care Testing/Laboratory information Systems

Department: Laboratory

Status:Temporary Full-Time (Approx. 6 Months)

Hours: Monday to Friday Days – 7.5 hours (hours are subject to change based on operationalrequirements)

Site: Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital with travel to Milton District Hospital and Georgetown Hospital as required

This is what you’ll be doing:

Working with the Point-of-Care team, Laboratory Managers, Clinical Biochemist and Medical Director you will support the co-ordination and oversee the day to day operations of the Halton Healthcare corporate Point-of-Care testing (POCT) program, ensuring compliance to the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) standards and other legislative requirements.

Working closely with the Laboratory Information Systems Coordinator you will support the laboratory information software system (Meditech) and other software programs in use in the laboratory such as Aegis POC, Instrument Manager and others.


Point of Care Testing:

  • Daily monitoring of Aegis POC program
  • Performs weekly, monthly and as required quality control review of all POCT devices
  • Troubleshoots technical issues with POCT devices
  • Assists with POCT EQA program
  • Performs validation of new POCT devices, new lots of reagents and QC
  • In collaboration with the POCT Team, assists with Point of Care device operator training
  • Assists with the monitoring of operator certification and recertification
  • Maintains accurate records of POCT program
  • Assists with the generation of quality and utilization statistics
  • Reports all issues with POCT program to Manager - Lab/POCT
  • Collaborates on the development of POCT Standard Operating Procedures
  • Chairs monthly laboratory Point of Care team meeting and participates on relevant committees/work groups as assigned

  • Perform required daily, weekly, biweekly and monthly LIS maintenance tasks
  • Modify or add to the Meditech dictionaries as directed by the LIS Coordinator.
  • Assist with analyzer interface maintenance and development.
  • Assist with other (HL7) interface maintenance and development.
  • Test changes appropriately and provide required documentation.
  • Work with Meditech customer support as required.
  • Work with and report issues to the Information Systems staff as required.
  • Validate Lab Test calculations as required.

Other Software:
  • Monitor performance of middleware used to connect instrumentation to Meditech such as Aegis POC, Instrument Manager and others implemented in the future.
  • Make and test changes to middleware as required.
  • Work with vendor customer support as required.
  • Work with and report issues to the Information Systems staff as required.
  • Make changes to the Abbott I-STAT DE Software as required.
  • Monitor performance and produce monthly reporting via GEMWEB Plus.
  • Working with Track Automation Software (DMS /Istanbul 2.0) as required.

Other Core Lab MLT Functions:
  • Other MLT duties as assigned or where workload/operational pressures require additional support/Core Lab MLT resources.

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current general registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario required
  • Recent clinical experience of 5 years in the Core Laboratory
  • Demonstrated excellence in laboratory Quality Control theory, practice and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Laboratory Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare program and requirements.
  • Strong organizational and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and customer service skills, within and external to the laboratory setting
  • Teaching/training experience an asset
  • Must be able to work independently or in a team setting; demonstrated self-direction
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask
  • Must be capable of adapting to changing priorities, deadlines and procedures.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Experience with the Meditech Client Server platform.
  • Experience with Meditech dictionary editing/maintenance an asset
  • Continuing education relevant to area of responsibilities as outlined

Date Posted:March 23, 2021

Internal applications due by:March 30, 2021

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.