Do you have a passion for laboratory medicine? Do you believe in excellence and quality when it comes to patient care? Do you want to make a difference in our communities? Join #teamEORLA!
At EORLA, you have the ability to contribute to the provision of modern hospital-based clinical laboratory services for 1.3 million residents across our communities. With the team at EORLA, you will be among dedicated laboratory professionals who continually strive for the advancement of laboratory medicine through innovation and academics.
If you are interested in being part of the team of laboratory professionals at EORLA, please submit an online application for the position you are interested in.
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Benefits we offer (some items are subject to eligibility):
- Competitive compensation
- Extended healthcare coverage
- Dental & vision coverage
- Disability insurance
- Life, dependent life, travel accident insurance
- Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
- Employee & family assistance program (EFAP)
Manon Chennette is our Regional Laboratory Operations Manager for #teamEORLA’s Zone West.
“I began at EORLA before it’s inception, as a Medical Lab Technician in 1991 at The Ottawa Hospital and after 19 years in hematology as an MLT, I took on my first leadership roles at the General Campus as a charge technologist. I then pursued a management role at the Cornwall site and then CHEO site. I always knew I wanted to pursue leadership and I found there were multiple ways to meet people, network and further advance my career. I joined committees and special projects, I helped other sites renew their accreditations, so I was in and out of different labs meeting people across the organization. I have loved the flexibility that EORLA offers to move between different sites, departments and disciplines.
What sets us apart is that we are a hospital-based laboratory and it’s important we work closely with each member hospitals. We can see the direct impact we have on patient lives as we work with Doctors, Nurses and other health care professionals who are continually diagnosing patients and ordering tests with our expertise.
I’m a mom and I raised my family working here. There were times where my kids needed me, and I always found it easy to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Swapping shifts and flexibility was and is available when I needed to prioritize my family.
Being a part of this team during the pandemic stands out as a career highlight for me. We often saw rapid changes in guidelines as things were evolving. The sheer scale with which so many different lab disciplines adapted to help ramp up testing or maintain regular laboratory operations to meet the demand was nothing short of amazing.”
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“I love that our lab is like a small community helping the greater one. At the beginning of the pandemic we were all stretched really thin; everyone pitched in working long hours and overtime. While it was a difficult time, how everyone stepped up for each other and the greater Ottawa region was something else. I’ve worked here about a year and I continue to see improvements in our lab practices as well as new technology to accommodate the increased demands by our community. I’ve been able to be part of a couple of projects that have really allowed me to grow as an MLT. And being part of EORLA you have the opportunity to work within 16 hospitals in the Champlain region spanning from Barry’s Bay down to Cornwall and up to Hawkesbury. My career is only just beginning but so far I am amazed at how passionate everyone is about science and healthcare. For me, the most important part of the lab environment is the eagerness of #teamEORLA to learn and share knowledge.”
Alexander Fernandes, MLT, Microbiology Lab, #teamEORLA since August 2019
Thank you Alexander!
Carolyn Green is a Medical Laboratory Professional for #teamEORLA and has been instrumental in our Hematology Department for the past 3 years.
“I love that I have the freedom to pursue and specialize in various disciplines because EORLA is part of a network of different hospitals. There’s never any lack of opportunity here. Early on in my time at EORLA, at a session with an experienced trainer, my trainer remarked while going through tests, that they were seeing something she had never seen before. She was so excited because we were the first to see what was wrong with this patient; it showed me that even after years on the job, we can see something new everyday.
Of course the pandemic has been unprecedented, but especially within the laboratory. At EORLA the situation was that absolutely every staff became indispensable, and everyone was pitching in and working hard. It was no longer about who had what job. Relationships between different lab sites were crucial back in spring 2020 that remain strong today.
Working at EORLA I’ve especially noticed that no matter my tenure, my viewpoint is considered here. When EORLA went live with new Analyzers – I was one of the key operators that made sure there was a smooth transition to new technology and no patient test was delayed or left behind.
I love that what I do impacts patient lives everyday.”
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Thank you Carolyn!
Jennifer Smith has been a Medical Laboratory Technologist for #teamEORLA since it’s inception. She began in Virology but recently accepted a position in EORLA’s Point of Care Department at The Ottawa Hospital.
“This last year has given me a new sense of love for my chosen career. I was asked to be the Lead Medical Technologist for the implementation of Rapid Covid testing throughout the region. With this I have had the opportunity to work with amazing people within EORLA, Long term care homes and Assessment centers. All of these individuals were key to the building and implementation of the rapid testing program. My leadership (Biochemist and Manager) at EORLA have been my foundation throughout this project. They have both challenged me and supported me throughout the whole process.
This new role changed the filter that I see my work life through. Everything is bright and exciting now. I feel valued and needed. It has been a huge learning curve, but I must say that I thrive in the constantly changing and dynamic world of Point of care. I work with nurses daily to conduct training and ensure teams are proficient across the Rapid Testing project. It’s amazing to help my community and see this program progress.”
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Thank you Jennifer!
Edwin Nkengla is a Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist at #teamEORLA’s Histology Lab at The Ottawa Hospital.
“My beginning here was unique from my peers in that I was educated in the UK so my credentials had to be assessed by the College. I worked for 4 months at the Montfort Hospital before transitioning to the Ottawa Hospital General Campus as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. It made for a simple transition to work life in Canada.
What sets EORLA apart for me is how we attract highly qualified Med-Sci staff that work closely with discipline leaders and subject matter experts. This means that MLT’s like me have incredibly talented Doctors, Pathologists etc. as resources to lean on. I also must mention that there is no shortage of state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Whether it be the people here or the facilities, things are always improving to meet patient needs, and fast.
I have to be honest, at the beginning of the pandemic, the labs were definitely filled with fear. What turned that around was the support we received. There were frequent talks from both management and experts in the field, they came right into our labs to share best practices and support us. The resilience of the histology team stood out for me too, we adapted to so much change so quickly and all in the name of patient care. Like some departments, our workload dropped at times during the pandemic, but we offered ourselves to areas of the laboratory network that experienced the opposite, a surge. In addition, due to supply chain delays during the pandemic, some automated equipment supplies were delayed. This meant we had to complete some test requests manually which could take longer than normal. Our histology team came through with modified shift patterns to ensure there were little delays in patient care.
With all the demands, deadlines and risks that come with working in a lab, I feel it’s important we’re renumerated fairly. The compensation packages here are best in the region and the opportunities for professional growth and development are unparalleled.
Thanks to EORLA’s support and investment in my skills at large, I was able to become a competence assessor for The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO). Contributing both within and outside EORLA towards the regulation of my field has been extremely rewarding.
In terms of more active Professional Development, EORLA offers courses from time to time as well as links to webinars through the National Society for Histotechnology, Symposiums and Conventions opportunities. I took advantage of a course offered at EORLA, ‘Effective Presentations Skills & Public Speaking Training’ to further my ability to share my knowledge with peers at the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (P.A.L.M) Grand Rounds. But my most recent accomplishment is LEAN training, which enables continuous improvement for efficient and effective service delivery to various stakeholders both in and outside the laboratory.
Through my work at EORLA, I feel like an important corner stone to medicine in our region. As important as the nurses and doctors who make decisions based on the test results I help provide. This is a role that demands a spirit of dedication to each patient and meticulous attention to detail.”
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Thank you Edwin!