The Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Health Sciences Centre with Eastern Health Authority invites applicants for a full-time Clinical Biochemist position to serve in the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory. The successful candidate will join a very busy team of Clinical Biochemists, Microbiologists, Molecular Geneticists, Cytogeneticists, and Pathologists to provide laboratory services to Eastern Health and its affiliated hospitals throughout the province.
The Clinical Biochemist will have analytical/technical supervisory and clinical service responsibilities within the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratories. The position offers opportunity to work in our ISO 15189 Plus IQMH accredited laboratories providing a range of services from consulting on routine clinical biochemistry issues and other services shared among the provincial team of Clinical Biochemists. The Clinical Biochemist’s responsibilities will also include formal consultative roles covering clinical biochemistry services at other Regional Health Authorities outside of Eastern Health region and occasional travel to rural sites from the main location at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s NL.
Through strong formal affiliations with Memorial University, the successful candidate will be eligible for a clinical faculty appointment in the Discipline of Laboratory Medicine (Faculty of Medicine) and will be encouraged to participate in collaborative research activities. The successful candidate will also participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and continuing education activities within the Discipline.
PHD in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Life Sciences with a postdoctoral training program in Clinical Chemistry is required.
Certified (or eligible for certification) in Clinical Biochemistry by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry is required.
Previous full time work experience is desirable but not essential.
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
Demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationship and be a team player.
Demonstrated strong communication skills.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills to function as a consultant to clinicians as well as non-clinical staff.
A dynamic leadership style focused on:
Leading yourself by having self-awareness, managing your performance and health, developing yourself, and demonstrating character that is in line with Eastern Health’s values of respect, integrity, fairness, connectedness and excellence;
Engaging others through fostering development of others, contributing to the creation of a healthy organization, communicating effectively, and building effective teams;
Achieving results by setting direction, strategically aligning decisions with vision, values, evidence, taking action to implement decisions, and assessing and evaluating outcomes;
Developing coalitions through purposefully building partnerships and networks to create results, demonstrating a commitment to customers and service, mobilizing knowledge, and navigating socio-political environments;
Transforming systems by thinking analytically and critically and questioning and challenging the status quo, encouraging and supporting innovation, orienting yourself strategically to the future, and championing and orchestrating change.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.
Internal Number: 2017005097
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Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.
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