Supervisor, Lab Operations - Chemistry/Hematology - Full Time - Evening Shift Job

Job Overview

Burnaby, British Columbia
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
1 year ago

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

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, 16 laboratories and service over 20 million patients each year. 

We believe we can build a healthier Canada through the power of technology. As a Supervisor, Lab Operations with LifeLabs, you will have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology and be part of a community/team that is supportive and collaborative. 

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 6,000 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us.  

As a Supervisor, Lab Operations with a specific focus on Chemistry and Hematology, you will be responsible for the achievement of goals and targets related to safety, quality, and cost-effective delivery of diagnostic services to assigned work groups. You will also be responsible for the efficient day to day operations of their assigned employee group, including planning, coordination, evaluation, and supervision of all technical and/or operational activities and management of all employees assigned to them. This is a Full Time role working the evening shift at Burnaby Reference Lab - Mon to Fri, 2PM to 10PM

In this role you will:

  • Attract and retain talent, including hiring, onboarding, and training, managing performance, coaching for improvement, and managing progressive discipline for direct reports in collaboration with their manager.
  • Conduct performance management of their staff and ensuring accurate documentation of corrective actions taken
  • Manage day to day operation of their area and generally plan to weekly or monthly cycles
  • Develop and approve employee schedules, sick time, vacation and leaves ensuring compliance with operational needs and company policies.
  • Provide active leadership and development to all direct reports, ensuring all individual and team accountabilities are delivered upon.
  • Identify, implement and manage to ensure continuous improvement in quality, safety, productivity, customer service and staff development.
  • Demonstrate the ability to obtain the appropriate resources; work collaboratively with peers and support groups
  • Participate in local Leadership Teams and provide timely and appropriate communication to area staff.
  • Support a work environment of continuous improvement with safety as a priority. 
  • The right person for this role will be focused on implementing business plans including setting objectives and targets, assisting in the development of strategies for integration of new business and leading projects.


  • Required Canadian Equivalent degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) or BMLSc or BSc Chemistry/Biochemistry or BSc Microbiology.
  • Preference will be given to CSMLS applicants with previous laboratory experience. CSMLS Certification not required.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal are required.
  • Intermediate level of computer experience in MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel programs is required, and EP Evaluator program experience is an asset.
  • Good problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under pressure (high volume specimen processing).
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Experience writing technical documents an asset.

Must have technical knowledge, proven people leadership skills and change management abilities. Must be a "self-starter" and able to create a positive employee relations climate, fostering common goals and teamwork.

We are looking for passionate individuals who share in the importance of our values: Caring, Customer Driven, Agile and One Team and can live these values with us every day.

At LifeLabs, great employees are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why LifeLabs provides more than just competitive compensation and benefits – our employees receive coaching and training in an environment that fosters open communication, education opportunities with tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement and changes in career direction. We especially encourage applications from new graduates and individuals looking to advance their careers.

Does this sound like the job for you? We’d love to discuss your qualifications. Apply online today!

As a caring and customer driven organization, LifeLabs is committed to providing inclusive, barrier free services and workplaces. We will accommodate the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities during the recruitment process. Should you require accommodation, please advise the Recruiter who contacts you and we will work with you to meet your needs.

About LifeLabs

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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