Core Lead

Laboratory Services
Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.: 
Closing Date:
Competition open until filled.

PSAC Level 9
Pay Rate: 
$38.39 to $48.57
Employment Status: 
Regular Full Time
Monthly/weekly hours: 
75 hours bi-weekly

Reporting to the Manager, Laboratory Services, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Core Lab section. The Core Lead provides technical supervision, education and leadership to YHC laboratory staff; recommends and implements continuous process improvement and seeks to reduce costs, improve efficiency and improve quality; provides or designates staff training.


Working in collaboration with the laboratory leadership team, the incumbent oversees quality control and external proficiency testing; reviews, develops, writes and implements Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the Core Laboratory; coordinates and facilitates workplace solutions and consults with the Medical Director and Professional Staff as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required


  • Knowledge of laboratory accreditation requirements, legislation and government policies and procedures related to laboratory standards of practice;

  • Extensive knowledge of techniques and methods in the relevant laboratory disciplines;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Meditech Laboratory Information System (LIS);

  • Effective problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, and time management skills;

  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software programs;

  • Proven ability to supervise and lead staff;

  • Proven ability to communicate with and deal effectively with patients, families, staff, physicians and other health care providers;

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in conflict situations;

  • Champions professional development and continuing education for all laboratory staff. Ability to apply knowledge to the performance of technical analyses and related procedures in the relevant disciplines;

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the team;

  • Ability to lead and adapt to change management and process improvement;

  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity.


The successful candidate is required to have a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from an accredited institution, Current Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, a minimum of five (5) years discipline-related experience as a Medical Laboratory Technologist and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity. An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered. A Degree in Medical Laboratory Science or related field and proficiency in writing departmental policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are desired


Quoting competition #2019-009, email your resume to:


Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status (Permanent Resident), Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.


Posting Date: Open Until Filled

Last Updated:Fri, 09/13/2019 - 20:17