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.
LifeLabs BC is seeking a full time Clinical Biochemist or Medical Biochemist to join our medical scientific staff. The practice covers all of BC with most of the work concentrated in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
The successful candidate will be based in our main testing facility located in Burnaby, British Columbia
Occasional travel to other sites in BC may also be required.
Consult with physicians and other health care providers regarding appropriate selection and interpretation of laboratory tests for their patients.
Interpret and report the results of selected tests, such as protein electrophoresis and toxicology.
Provide leadership in the evaluation, implementation and support of new technologies.
Act as an internal resource for medical scientific, technologist and support staff.
Collaborate with medical, operational and regulatory affairs staff to support quality improvement and maintain accreditation standards.
Work closely with external partners, such as health authorities and the BC Lab Agency, to ensure quality of service within the larger health landscape of BC.
Participate in academic and/or administrative committees, where appropriate.
Qualifications and Skills:
PhD with certification (or eligible for certification) in Clinical Biochemistry from the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry or MD with certification (or eligible for certification) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Candidates with equivalent training and certification will be considered.
Prior experience in a multidisciplinary laboratory is preferred.
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 would be an asset.
Internal Number: 45321
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 tests 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.
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