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Regional Laboratory Manager, Testing

Location: 

Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 5M1

Job category: Supervisory and management
Job posting ID: 3368

 

​Employment status: Regular full-time

Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary grade: Grade 10
Salary/Rate of pay: $90,800 - $114,950

 

Application deadline: 2022/08/12 
This position is open to: Internal and External applicants

 

Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.   

 

Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  

 

Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.

 

About this role:

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regional Laboratory Manager, Testing to join our dynamic Brampton team. The work of our Laboratory Testing Managers is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. 

 

In this role, you will manage the laboratory process flows to meet customer needs and monitor operational effectiveness through key performance indicators and other means.  You will manage the scientific, technical and performance aspects of testing as well as manage and monitor the capital equipment and operating budget for the consolidated testing laboratory site. You will manage the supervisory, technical, training and support staff assigned to the testing laboratory site and manage the process for and provide leadership for staff training, development and succession planning. The incumbent manages the donor testing facility and equipment to ensure that there is adequate space for specifications and regulatory requirements; that environmental requirements are met; and, ensures that facility occupational health and safety requirements are met. You will lead laboratory initiatives and participate in corporate initiatives to improve operational and technical efficiency and effectiveness.  You will maintain effective communication on all levels and maintain comprehensive theoretical knowledge of medical laboratory science and procedural methods through advanced studies, reviewing current literature and attending conferences. Also, monitors and reports compliance with corporate quality standards for all laboratory areas. 


Responsibilities include:
 

  • Manages the laboratory process flows to meet customer needs and monitors operational effectiveness through key performance indicators and other means
  • Manages the scientific, technical and performance aspects of testing
  • Develops, manages and monitors the capital equipment and operating budget for the testing laboratory site
  • Manages the supervisory, technical, training and support staff assigned to the testing laboratory site
  • Manages the process for and provides leadership for staff training, development and succession planning
  • Manages  testing facility and equipment to ensure that there is adequate space for current and future testing needs; that equipment is appropriate for testing needs and meets specifications and regulatory requirements; that environmental requirements are met; and, ensures the facility occupational health and safety requirements are met
  • Leads laboratory initiatives and participates in corporate initiatives to improve operational and technical efficiency and effectiveness
  • Maintains effective communication on all levels
  • Maintains comprehensive theoretical knowledge of medical laboratory science and procedural methods through advanced studies, reviewing current literature and attending conferences
  • Monitors and reports compliance with corporate quality standards for all laboratory areas
     

Required Skills:
 

  • Certified general registered technologist with Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and professional college as required in province of testing site College of Medical  Laboratory Technologists of Ontario 
  • B.Sc. or ART, or equivalent experience/training required
  • Business or academic education/training in management , leadership or hospital/laboratory administration is preferred
  • Several years of transfusion medicine related laboratory experience is required, with a minimum of three years in a supervisory/managerial capacity
  • Six (6) to ten (10) years related laboratory experience including a minimum of 5 years supervisory/managerial experience and management training, preferably in a unionized environment
  • Previous GMP experience or in depth knowledge of comparable quality management systems required
  • Must have experience with analytical testing software associated with automated test equipment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
  • Demonstrated proficiency with budget preparation and monitoring
  • Must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Must be available to staff, when required
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills are required
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, staff development and communication skills are essential
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment is essential
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English are essential
     

Benefits:
 

  • Competitive base salary range.
  • Annual Performance Award up to 10%
  • Comprehensive Group health, dental and vision benefits
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs, and much more


Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  

 

To protect the health and safety of its employees, all Canadian Blood Services’ employees are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights grounds. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.

 

If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.