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Point of Care Testing Specialist

Requisition ID: 306009 

Position Number: 20045425

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Thompson

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Flin Flon General Hospital

Department / Unit: SHDS Labs Northern Region 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: SH Exempt-OT

Anticipated Start Date: 01/04/2022 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


NOTE: This is a Regional position.  As such, the candidate does not have to be located in the Northern Health Region, but will be responsible for own travel to the region if not located in the North. Travel within the region will be required to support POCT. 


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Provide training, quality management systems and operational oversight to Shared Health Diagnostic Services POCT programs.


  • Minimum three years recent related work experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience an asset
  • Training and/or teaching experience preferred

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • A suitably qualified health care professional with the appropriate professional, scientific and educational qualifications to verify and maintain the day to day quality of POCT; an extensive knowledge of laboratory medicine is required
  • Graduate of an approved Medical Laboratory Technology program or Radiology Technology program is preferred
  • Advanced academic achievement (e.g. A.R.T. or B.Sc.) preferred
  • Relevant courses or seminars preferred
  • A suitable combination of training and experience may be considered


  • Current certification or registration with licensing body is preferred (CMLTM or CAMRT for Instance)
  • Demonstrated competency is required for all POCT equipment, test kits and tasks relevant to the POCT portfolio being overseen

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge
    • Shared Health Quality Management System
    • POCT Accreditation requirements and standards
    • Windows computer environment required
    • Microsoft Office programs required
    • Workplace Health and Safety Program or training preferred
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both wrilten and oral
  • Ability to mentor and teach adult learners
  • Knowledge related to quality management principles and quality assurance.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to promote teamwork, collaboration and partnership.
  • Is creative, innovative, enthusiastic, and respected.
  • Ability to identify and prioritize options as potential solutions to problems and issues.
  • Apply technical knowledge to interpretation of results, troubleshooting, and assessing of methods
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Mental and physical health necessary to meet the demands of the job required
  • Follow oral and written instructions precisely with attention to detail
  • Proficient analytical skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Maintains confidentiality with all information entrusted to the position
  • Ability to perform duties as described

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.


Direct care workers are required to either be vaccinated for Covid-19 or to participate in on-going regular Covid-19 testing pursuant to Orders made under The Public Health Act C.C.S.M. c.P210.  Successful applicants will be notified at the time of offer of the applicability of this requirement for this position.


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