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Medical Laboratory Assistant - Specimen Management - Regular Part-Time (0.5 FTE)  (221981)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 6/7/2022 3:19:33 PM

We currently have a Regular Part-time (0.5 FTE) opportunity for a Medical Laboratory Assistant in the Specimen Management department at our Bayview and Holland campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days, Evenings, Nights; 8 hrs and 4 hrs ; As per schedule

Weekends: Days, Evenings, Nights; 8 hrs and 4 hrs; As per schedule

On Call Required; Statutory Holidays Required

Summary of Duties:

The Medical Laboratory Assistant plays an integral role in the laboratory by providing support services to ensure quality patient care. This includes the following:

  • Specimen handling -receiving, sorting, labelling and distributing specimens to work stations,
  • Updating patient information, filing and retrieving records, verifying and registering patient
  • demographics, answering phone calls
  • Performing routine technical procedures
  • Providing customer service assistance to address issues with patients, referring offices and internal departments
  • Performing venipuncture on inpatients and outpatients
  • Practices and provides patient-centred care
  • Facilitating procurement of miscellaneous specimens
  • Arranges for the transport of the specimens to the laboratory
  • Maintains required inventory and forms, maintains work areas
  • Practices in a safe manner, maintains a safe working environment and complies with IP&C policies
  • Collects and documents workload statistics and files safety reports as required
  • Collects and organizes documents as required
  • Participates in CQI initiatives and assists in training of staff
  • Participates in On-call duties
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Successful completion of Community College program for Medical Laboratory Technician (must include
  • Phlebotomy and ECG)
  • MLPAO (previously known as OSMT) certification required
  • CSMLS MLA certification an asset
  • Minimum one (1) year recent experience in venipuncture required
  • Proficient computer skills required including MS OFFICE-EXCEL, Word
  • Knowledge of registration of microbiology samples preferred
  • Lab automation experience preferred
  • Previous experience with Sunquest Laboratory Information System and electronic Positive Patient
  • Identification (ePPID) such as Sunquest Collection Manager preferred
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to follow departmental procedures
  • Ability to understand and apply information to new situations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and adjust to varying work assignments as
  • needed, or work independently, as required
  • Ability to work safely and accurately in a fast paced environment and complete assigned tasks in a timely
  • manner
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance, punctuality and attendance records
  • All applicants will be subject to a practical assessment. 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 221981 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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

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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.