Medical Technologist or Nurse (Research Institute)

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Medical Technologist or Nurse (Research Institute)
Research Institute of the MUHC
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Research and teaching
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Temporary part time
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Do you want to work for a world-renowned research institute that pushes the boundaries of biomedical science and health research? Right here in Montreal! At the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), you can be part of an organization focused on scientific discovery and innovation in patient-centered medicine. Join us today and make a difference!

Job Description

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The RI-MUHC is supported in part by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS).

Position summary
Under the direct supervision of the laboratory supervisor of the Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) Technical Platform, the incumbent is responsible for collecting and processing human specimens such as, but not limited to, blood and urine, and processing the samples in compliance with standard operating procedures, client guidelines, and professional order guidelines.

The incumbent must follow the clinical research procedures and must ensure that the test center and the specimen processing laboratory are compliant with Health Canada, Good Clinical Practice, as well as Health and Safety guidelines.

General Duties
• Collect specimens on adult and pediatric patients according to the established standard techniques and current policies,
• Ensure the completion of test requisitions and that all specimens have the appropriate requisition,
• Perform specimen processing such as centrifugation, aliquoting, buffy coats, and other laboratory techniques according to specifications of procedures of the clinical trials,
• Perform various analytical examinations or technical work on biological specimens to assist in medical diagnosis or research purposes, Performs a variety of specialized technical tasks according to the established methodology specified in the lab manual and protocol of individual clinical trials,
• Perform storage of specimens for different studies in freezers and fridges,
• Prepare and package specimens to be sent to other facilities for analysis,
• Ensure that every specimen is correctly identified by means of addressograph generation, manual labels and/or computerized bar code labels,
• Review study laboratory related documents, Record information according to study requirements, Maintain records and files,
• Perform quality control of laboratory equipment,
• Respect the dress code inside the laboratory and in the test center,
• Maintain the test center and the specimen processing lab clean and free of undue risk, ensuring a safe working environment,
• Order and stock with the necessary supplies,
• Manage the patient’s phlebotomy appointment calendar in iLab,
• Maintain all necessary training in order to perform phlebotomy and specimen processing,
• Perform other related work as requested by the Laboratory Supervisor and Technical Platforms Manager.

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Required Skills

• Must be an active member of the Ordre professionnel des technologistes médicaux du Québec (OPTMQ) or the Ordre professionnel des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec ,
• IATA certifications are an asset,
• Familiarity with computers,
• Self-directed and organized, Able to work both independently and as part of a team,
• Excellent interpersonal skills,
• Excellent reading skills in English, good verbal and written communication skills in French and English.

Additional information

Status : Temporary Occasional Part-time, hours per week will vary according to the need of the division
Pay Scale: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Work Shift: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday variable, occasional evening and weekends
Work Site: Glen site (1001 Décarie Boulevard) and MGH on occasion.

This position requires adequate protection against COVID-19 in light of work site and as per the Government of Quebec decree # 1276-2021 dated September 24, 2021

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NOTE: The masculine gender has been used for brevity and includes the feminine gender.

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