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Laboratory Assistant



Department / Unit:


Position Type:

Temporary Part Time

Bargaining Unit:

OPSEU Paramed

Posting Date:

2021/08/31 12:00

Closing Date:


The Laboratory Assistant performs phlebotomy and ECGs, and performs laboratory and clerical activities that do not require interpretation, assessment or the exercise of independent judgment. Demonstrates acceptance of the organization’s philosophy of management. Demonstrates willingness to undertake duties in a friendly, cooperative manner. Demonstrates a caring approach to patients, families, visitors and staff. Demonstrates good interpersonal skills, works as a member of the team in the laboratory, treats others with respect, and promotes team work with laboratory staff, physicians, hospital staff and other customers.
The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications:
  • Graduate of approved Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant course or 2 years Lab experience as a Laboratory Assistant
  • Experience with accessioning and shipping pathology specimens, addressing specimen issues with the clinical staff, following up on over-due reports, filing of blocks and slides etc.
  • OSMT certified or eligible to write OSMT exams or CSLMS certified or eligible to write CSLMS exams
  • Must obtain OSMT Certificate or CSLMS Certification within 2 years of start date
  • Acceptable performance and attendance records


Extra Information

The approximate duration of this position is 12 months

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