Public Health Ontario
  • Toronto, ON, CAN
  • Contract

Title: Medical Laboratory Technologist 1

Department: Toronto PHOL

Job ID: 20-0159 - #LI-SH1

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Position Details-
Position Title: Medical Laboratory Technologist 1
Department: Toronto PHOL
Location: 661 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Duration: Temporary - 12 month contract
Hours of work: Full-Time, must be flexible to cover day, evening and night shifts, including weekends; Part-Time positions available
Compensation Group: OPSEU
Salary: $31.88 to $40.88 hourly

Posting Date: November 18, 2020
Closing Date: December 2, 2020

Position Summary-

To perform testing and provide accurate and timely reporting of clinical and environmental laboratory tests as part of a team of laboratory professionals, within quality policies and technical procedures.

Key Responsibilities-

  • Conducts standardized medical/clinical tests and procedures for the isolation, quantification, identification, molecular testing and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of clinically significant bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses and associated antibodies.
  • Reports and relays results to health care providers within acceptable turnaround time (TAT) as published by PHOL.
  • Authorizes the release of laboratory test results and discusses test results with clients within the restriction of College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) regulations.
  • Maintains privacy and confidentiality as outlined by PHO corporate policies.
  • Carries out established quality assurance and control procedures including proficiency testing to ensure quality outcomes.
  • Performs review of daily QC materials and take appropriate actions to resolve any discrepancies in QC material that falls outside the acceptable ranges.
  • Maintains and monitors equipment and supplies to ensure operability.
  • Provides direction and guidance to Laboratory Attendants responsible for supporting MLTs and senior staff and assists with training new staff.
  • Provides technical assistance to Senior Technologists and Operational Lead in carrying out testing and/or special projects.
  • Performs activities to support the laboratory's Quality management Program and Ontario Laboratory Accreditation requirements.
  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills-

  • Knowledge of and the ability to perform medical and/or environmental laboratory techniques/ procedures, laboratory safety practices and utilize medical laboratory equipment in the conduct of standardized medical/clinical tests and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to utilize standard and laboratory information systems.
  • Knowledge of Ontario Laboratory Accreditation requirements to ensure compliance in the conduct of laboratory testing.
  • Knowledge of PHO policies and protocols and PHOL code of conduct to ensure confidentiality in the release of test results and discussions with clients.
  • Interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Written communication skills to write standard operating procedures, complete records.

Education and Experience-

  • Certification in good standing with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO).

Attributes and Competencies-

  • Oral communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with laboratory staff and with health care providers to relay laboratory test results.
  • Ability to work independently to solve complex problems, working collaboratively to seek advice and direction in solving problems beyond their scope of practice.
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