Technical Quality Specialist - Biochemistry

London, ON
$39.09 - $48.86 an hour
Department Name

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) Division of Core Laboratory - Biochemistry

The Biochemistry Technical Quality Specialist (TQS) is accountable for providing expert-level technical guidance and leading quality improvement initiatives. This position requires a high degree of technical expertise in Biochemistry. Working in collaboration with Biochemistry Division leaders, the Biochemistry TQS will be responsible for developing and establishing quality management system standards, ensuring that the highest level of care is provided for our patients and that laboratory best practice and regulatory requirements are being met. This role plays a key part in leading regional committees on lab quality to drive standardization and system improvement. This role will be supporting all regional organizations supported by PaLM.

Rate of Pay: $39.086 per hour - $48.861 per hour

Hours of Work: Up to 37.5 hours per week

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory technology or life sciences, or as acceptable by the hospital
  • Registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in Biochemistry
  • Advanced interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated high level of academic knowledge related to technical and quality best practices
  • Demonstrated project management and research skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Suite
  • Demonstrated public speaking ability
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and consistently meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated prioritization skills with ability to manage competing requests
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of PaLM’s Quality Management System, Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) Medical Laboratory Accreditation requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policies, standards, best practice, quality standards and issues related to lab quality
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step)

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2 persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable..

As part of the assessment process applicants may be required to complete a written examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months.