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Medical Laboratory Assistant - Pre-analytics/Speciment Management (214484)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 12/31/2021 11:14:51 AM

We currently have a Casual opportunity for a Medical Laboratory Assistant in the Pre-analytics/Specimen Management at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days, Evenings, Nights; 8hrs; As per schedule

Weekends: Days, Evenings, Nights; 8hrs; As per schedule

Statutory Holidays and On Call Required.

Summary of Duties

The Medical laboratory Assistant provides support services to technical laboratories to ensure quality patient care. This includes specimen handling, routine technical procedures, Sunquest computer data entry, filing, front line customer service and performing phlebotomy and ECGs. The Medical Laboratory Assistant plays an integral role in the department through team collaboration with peers and management, supporting and assisting activities to enhance best practices for quality services and a safe working environment for all.

Familiarity with information systems Sunquest, Bed Management System (BMS), Quadramed and cITm. Knowledge of registration of microbiology samples preferred. Lab automation experience is an asset. The MLA is responsible for: Receiving, sorting, labelling and distribution of specimens to work stations, updating patients’ information, filing and retrieving records, verifying and registering patient demographics. The MLA is also responsible for performing phlebotomy and ECG procedures at the Specimen Collection Centre. Experience with ePPID is preferred. Current certificate in Transportation of Dangerous Goods is required.


  • Requires successful completion of Community College program for Medical Laboratory
  • Technician
  • OSMT certification required
  • Proficient computer skills required
  • Customer service focus required
  • Detail oriented with quality assurance focus required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively and accurately
  • Work cooperatively in a team environment but also independently with limited supervision
  • All applicants will be subject to a practical assessment prior to interview

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 214484 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" at the bottom of this page.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.