Medical Laboratory Technologist 1, Microbiology (Yellowknife, NT)

  • PracticeNWT
  • Jun 03, 2021
Full time Allied Profession

Job Description

Do you have recent and relevant experience in a Canadian Hospital Laboratory? Do you enjoy challenging and rewarding work? We currently have two opportunities for a Medical Lab Technologist 1, Microbiology. The Benefits of practicing in the north include having a positive impact on small communities, a highly competitive salary, and excellent work/life balance.  Apply today!

Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city.

Home to the Capital City of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is a captivating mix of city life and untamed wilderness. Fully stocked with the essential businesses and services of a southern city, Yellowknife also embraces its quirky northern roots with colourful houseboats, world-famous fish shacks and houses springing up from the rocks.

About the Work

The Medical Laboratory Technologist 1, Microbiology (MLT) provides laboratory medicine expertise for the Microbiology section of Stanton Laboratory in accordance with Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and Accreditation Canada Standards. The responsibilities of the MLT include providing information about general microbiology and the intricacies of infectious diseases, arranging for the collection of specimens and performing investigative, scientific analysis. The MLT examines a variety of biological and environmental samples using standard microbiology procedure to ensure that medical and non-medical professionals have the test results necessary to diagnose, treat and manage disease and address public health issues.

In addition to providing laboratory services to Stanton Territorial Hospital, the Microbiology Section provides in-hospital and territorial referral services to several medical laboratories (including areas outside the health and social services system such as mining, private contracting and public works) throughout the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Approximately 15,000 samples are processed per month. 

Typically these positions require a diploma or degree from a recognized Medical Laboratory Technology Program at an accredited Canadian Post-Secondary Institution. Internationally trained Medical Laboratory Technologists must have at least three (3) years of working experience in a Canadian Hospital Laboratory as a Medical Laboratory Technologist working in a core laboratory.

Applicants must have recent, relevant experience (within the past five years) in a Canadian Hospital Microbiology Laboratory.

These are bona fide requirements; equivalencies will not be considered.

What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700 for Yellowknife), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support.

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Job Category

Allied Profession


Yellowknife, NT