At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada! We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 collection centres, 21 laboratories and service over 19 million patients each year.
Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers. With over 5,000 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us.
This is an exciting time to join our LifeLabs team, grow your career with us and support numerous business initiatives, innovations, best practice and business development opportunities.
As the Clinical Biochemist you will analyze and interpret data related to patients' samples to assist with the investigation, diagnosis and monitoring of diseases. The Clinical Biochemist will also develop new assays; interpret validation data; advise clinical staff and play a role in managing clinical chemistry analytical services.
The Clinical Biochemist will report to the Discipline Head of Chemistry and be located in Toronto, this is a full time, permanent role.
Monitor complex biochemical analyses on specimens of body fluids and tissues, using advanced technology and automation
Participate in shared medical scientific service work in all LifeLabs ON Clinical Chemistry laboratories
Collaborate with Medical, Operational, and Quality and Regulatory affairs staff to ensure standardization and quality improvement in all Clinical Chemistry laboratories
Maintain high standards through auditing performance in external quality assurance programs and identifying root causes and corrective actions for unacceptable analytical performance
Provide assistance in maintaining accreditation standards of OLA and CAP and accreditation readiness
Provide leadership in the identification, evaluation and implementation of new tests and technologies
Provide support for other groups, including Business Development, in the implementation of new or improved analytical procedures, technology selection and capital equipment purchases
Provide timely consultations for requesting physicians concerning the interpretation of test results and appropriate additional testing; respond in a timely manner to items raised through the CEM process.
Continually build expertise and provide leadership in selected area(s) of testing
Design and assess instrument evaluations and test validations
Provide leadership and advice related to the implementation of new or revised test guidelines and protocols
Support ongoing staff training and competency programs and help improve these activities
Provide educational seminars to LifeLabs staff
Attend and contribute to local and national scientific meetings and conferences
Participate in internal and external committees, and professional Societies and Associations as appropriate
Maintain professional development through a personal Continuing Medical Education program to comply with professional standards for Fellowship to CACB and others bodies and for licensing requirements
PhD or MD with certification in Clinical Biochemistry from the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, or equivalent
A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Clinical Biochemist in a multi-disciplinary laboratory preferred
Experience in Mass Spectrometry is an asset
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Common-sense approach to problem solving
Leadership skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams
Project management capabilities and planning skills would be an asset
LifeLabs has operated in Canada for more than 50 years. It is a leading provider of laboratory testing and management services, contributing to the treatment and prevention of disease by enabling healthcare providers to operate more efficiently and effectively. LifeLabs provides more than 100 million diagnostic tests for approximately 19 million patients’ visits annually. Information from these te...sts plays a vital role in predicting, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disease. LifeLabs operates the largest community medical laboratory network in Canada, together with our hospital and healthcare partners. LifeLabs also partners with healthcare providers to build a healthier Canada by transforming and managing laboratory organizations to better meet the complex healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.