Project Manager/Lead Medical Laboratory Technologists
NS College of Medical Laboratory Technologists
Remote, Multiple Canadian Locations
January 4, 2021
The Project Manager will lead and report to the Canadian Alliance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Regulators (CAMLPR) Program Advisory Group (PAG) and is responsible for coordinating and managing the Medical Laboratory Technologists Gateway project activities in order to deliver the expected outcomes. The Project Manager takes a lead role to bring resources, information, and recommendations to the PAG to facilitate informed decisions regarding the project. This is a time limited position from the date of appointment to January 4, 2021 and is subject to the availability of funds.
The mandate of CAMLPR is to provide an official forum to represent the collective views of Medical Laboratory Technologists regulators. CAMLPR operates in a complex environment, with stakeholders including regulators, educational institutions, accreditation bodies, national assessment organization Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences (CSMLS) and other pan-Canadian organizations of health profession regulators. CAMLPR recently received approval for funding from the federal government for the development of a pan-Canadian MLT Gateway by systemizing provincial requirements, setting national benchmarks, and establishing minimum required criteria for certification through a collaborative approach with national and provincial stakeholders.
The project's primary objectives are to:
- Review and assess current Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) processes and advise PAG whether the substantiated equivalence conducted by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) for Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologists (IEMLTs) meets the regulatory requirements;
- Develop a clinical skills assessment process to assess entry-level competence of IEMLTs’ practical clinical skills;
- Review and benchmark language assessment examinations to determine workplace requirements for the Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) profession;
- Improve access to information for IEMLTs for steps to certification and licensure for all jurisdictions in Canada by delivering a single point of entry website;
- Provide recommendations to PAG for long-term sustainability.
Project Manager Responsibilities
The Project Manager will provide the following project management leadership in support of the MLT Gateway Project:
- Maintain financial responsibility and work within established budget. Ensure sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
- Administer the funds according to the approved budget and monitor and report quarterly cash-flow of the project
- Ensure timely reporting of information to the Program Advisory Group;
- Prepare project charts, plans (including a risk assessment matrix)
- Prepare reports, manage project deliverables and ensure scheduled dates /events are met to ensure timely completion of tasks;
- Maintain and adjust project risk assessment matrixes and monitor key risk factors to allow for timely reporting to the PAG of significant changes to project risk profiles or factors that may impact overall project quality and results;
- Prepare project status reports, resource analysis summaries, funding allocation reports, project remittance reconciliations and project funding draw requests to ensure timely completion of milestones within defined terms, conditions and limits;
- Coordinate and lead project stakeholder meetings and reporting via teleconference and /or in face to face meetings, as appropriate, including arranging for the supply of meeting rooms and other resources for the effective and efficient conduct of project meetings;
- Monitor project resource requirements and obtain required subject matter expertise as required to ensure project components are addressed in a comprehensive and timely fashion within assigned budgets;
- Provide project leadership and liaison with subject matter experts (contract resources), key organizations and their representatives to ensure consistency of project deliverables per the expectations defined by the PAG;
- Provide general project management services consistent with the above requirements to ensure timely completion of project and expected deliverables; and
- Provide advice and participate in solution analysis with the PAG and other project resources to ensure project obstacles or emerging issues are addressed within the parameters of the project.
Desired General Competencies and Behaviours
Content Expertise – knowledge of the regulation of the medical laboratory technology profession in Canada and an understanding of the inter-relationship of the National Competency Profile, accreditation, educational standards, foreign qualification recognition, labour mobility legislation and needs of Employers and other Stakeholders;
Leadership – the ability to coordinate and lead discussions and negotiations to develop recommendations and an implementation plan; Strives to enhance the image of the profession;
Problem Solving/Judgment – the ability to assess/analyze current processes and procedures and use conflict and dispute resolution skills to mitigate potential disagreements; demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
Results Oriented – the ability to work independently to identify issues and develop potential mitigating strategies; keep PAG informed of progress and significant issues; apply best practices to recommendations for change(s) to project delivery in order to be on budget and on time;
Communication – the ability for clear and accurate verbal and written communication; ensure clear and accurate documentation of all discussions leading to potential solutions; strong interpersonal skills to negotiate and collaborate with partners.
Team Work – Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively as a team member
Education, Knowledge and Experience
- In-depth knowledge and experience of the education, regulations, labour mobility, practice, current issues and service agreements of medical laboratory technology in Canada.
- Experience in a Project Manager (or Leadership) role on other projects of comparable size and complexity, or experience in a comparable role with similar required skills.
- Knowledge or experience in Provincial or National Exam processes (entry to practice licensure exams)
- Experience with computer software programs (eg. Word, Excel, MS Office, Outlook and accounting software)
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
- Related stakeholders and health care industry/sector and their respective organizations
- Leadership experience and understanding of system level management theories and strategies
- Ability to identify areas of improvement and developing and recommending solutions and implementation strategies.
- Ability to prepare and deliver presentations and articles that conform to prescribed style and format.
- Knowledge or experience in foreign credential recognition processes
- Conflict resolution principles and techniques
- Bilingual (English and French) preferred