Vancouver Coastal Health

Medical Technologist 3 - Central Coast

Job ID 2023-108061
City Bella Coola
Work Location
Bella Coola General Hospital
Clinical Laboratory
Home Worksite
65 - Bella Coola
Labour Agreement
Health Science Professionals
400 - HS Professional HSA
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Laboratory Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $36.96/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $46.13/Hr.
Shift Times
Various, 0900-1700, 0800-1600, 0700-1500 or as operationally required
Days Off
Position Start Date
As soon as possible

Job Summary

Come work as a Medical Technologist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Relocation Assistance may be available.

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Medical Technologist to join the team in Bella Coola, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a  Medical Technologist at VCH you will:

  • Provide technical leadership and expertise in the provisioning of Laboratory and Diagnostic Services for the Central Coast (Bella Coola/Bella Bella).
  • Participate in the planning and coordination of services; monitor the quality of technical work performed to ensure departmental standards are met and safety procedures are followed.
  • Schedule staff activities and participate in recruitment and performance management; train and coach team members.
  • Facilitate workplace solutions and the implementation of new techniques and procedures.
  • Perform a variety of routine/complex tests utilizing manual and automated procedures/instruments, when required.
  • Supervise at least one (1) other Medical Technologist and a total staff of up to and including seven (7) FTE.



Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the head of the North Bentinck Channel, 500 km north of Vancouver, with a population of about 1800 people. The community is at the end of a long, truly magnificent fjord, on the mainland coast of British Columbia. Bella Coola General Hospital has 10 acute bed, 5 residential beds and a 3 bed emergency department open 24/7, along with a laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, Telehealth, Mental Health, Public Health, Home & Community Support Services. Also within the hospital are a medical clinic and a pharmacy.


Education & Experience

  • Certified by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).

  • Bachelor of Science degree or an Advanced Registered certificate or completion of a supervisory/management program.

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ recent, related experience including two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Regular travel within the Central Coast is required. Expenses will be reimbursed as per the Collective Agreement.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge and recent related experience in related discipline.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the standards of practice and guidelines for Medical Laboratory Technologists established by the CSMLS and/or other relevant national professional associations.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, medical personnel and other health care staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment and to organize and prioritize competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and deal with others effectively in a supportive and positive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage own learning to meet future challenges within the organization.
  • Basic knowledge of computerized systems relating to the laboratory.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Skill in the operation of related equipment and in techniques appropriate to the laboratory.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.  Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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