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IST Support Technician


La Verendrye General Hospital


Information Systems and Technology



Salary Scale:

$29.86/hour to $39.83/hour


POSITION (Title): 

Full-Time IST Support Technician


Information System and Technology


La Verendrye General Hospital

REPORTS TO (Title): 

Director, Senior Technology







The Information System and Technology Department has an opening for a Full-Time IST Support Technician position. The successful candidate must be able to meet the normal requirements of the job and possess the following qualifications:


  • College diploma in the field of information technology or management information systems or a related discipline and 3 years equivalent work experience.
  • Certification in Microsoft technologies is an asset.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, including desktops, laptops, tablets and printers.
  • Experience with desktops and server operating systems.
  • Extensive application support experience with Microsoft products.
  • Working knowledge of a range of diagnostic utilities.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport building, listening, and questioning skills.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Experience with mobile device management software.
  • The ability to conduct research into a wide range of computing issues is required.
  • The ability to absorb and retain information quickly.
  • The ability to present ideas in a user-friendly, business-friendly, and technical language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • The ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. 


The IST Support Technician’s role is to ensure proper computer operation so that end users can accomplish business tasks. This includes actively resolving escalated end-user help requests within a timely manner. Problem resolution may involve the use of diagnostic and help request tracking tools, as well as require that the individual give in-person, hands on help at the desktop level.


Riverside Health Care will train staff to satisfy skill set gaps and encourage individuals to apply that are self-motivated and want to learn but may not have all the expertise listed.


Strategy and Planning

  •  Evaluate documented resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent recurring issues.
  •  Alert IST team to emerging trends in incidents.

Acquisition and Deployment 

  • Deploy hardware and software as needed manually or using automated deployment tools.
  • Assist in software releases and rollouts according to change management best practices.

Operational Management 

  • Serve as tier-2 support for escalating system issues: provide timely response to customer escalations.
  • Assist in providing tier-1 support when staffing gaps require it. 
  • Act as an escalation point for advance or difficult help requests.
  • Use MDM tools to manage and patch tablets and cell phones.
  • Build rapport with helpdesk customers.
  • Escalate incidents with accurate documentation to suitable tier-3 administrator or vendor, when required.
  • Record, track, and document the helpdesk incident-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made and actions taken, through to final resolution.
  • Use remote tools and diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.
  • Research solutions through internal and external knowledge based as needed,
  • Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level when remote tools are not appropriate, including hardware repairs, delivery of peripherals, or other fixes as determined.
  • Assist System Administrator with server management and related hardware when required.
  • Assist Network Administrator and System Administrator with business applications, infrastructure, and security when required.
  • Test fixes to ensure problems have been adequately resolved.
  • Perform post- resolution follow ups with Helpdesk Technicians as required.
  • Develop help sheets and FAQ lists for end users.
  • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals. 
  • Provide suggestions for continual improvement.
  • On-call availability for approximately 10 days per month.
  • Travel between RHC sites is required as needed.
  • Other duties or responsibilities may be assigned.


·         This Full-Time position will commence: As soon as possible.


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