Medical Laboratory Assistant II
DynaLIFE
Edmonton, AB
The DynaLIFE Microbiology department operates 24/7 in order to provide quality service to acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, community physicians and regional clients from Central Alberta through remote and rural communities in Northern Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Microbiology partners with our clients to play a key role in training, antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control. The Medical Laboratory Assistant II is primarily responsible for processing all microbiology specimens accurately and efficiently including unpacking, sorting, data entry, accessioning, processing and preparing specimens for testing, transportation and storage as required.

Major Functions and Responsibilities

Determines suitability of specimens submitted by following established policies.
Unpacks, sorts, data enters, accessions and plants microbiology and mycology specimens according to guidelines outlined.
Responsible for receiving, coding, accessioning/labeling, preparing and/or planting a variety of chemical samples for testing, transportation and storage.
Prepares reagents and stains as required.
Planting of microbiology and mycology specimens
Data entry of specimens
Adhering to company and department policies and procedures including safety and quality
Where assigned, performs and document quality control and preventative maintenance equipment.
Uses Laboratory Information System as required by departmental duties.
Operates various technology/equipment which may include: BACTEC, Autoclave, Isoplator, Anoxomats, Centrifuges, Automatic Gram Staining Instrument, WASP, BD/Kiestra TLA and BD Max molecular equipment.

Required Skills
Excellent customer service skills to both internal and external clients
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Must be well organized and efficient.
Good problem solving skills with attention to detail.
Demonstrates good computer skills.
A strong team player with ability to perform duties independently and with others.
Excellent time management skills.
Strong Interpersonal Skills
Leadership or training skills would be an asset.

Required Experience
Experience working as a Medical Laboratory Assistant II in Microbiology is an asset
Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma
Successful completion of a recognized Medical Laboratory Assistant program or equivalent would be an asset.
Flexibility to meet operational requirements including hours of work, changes in procedures, new instrumentation and developing new methodologies.

Other Information

The current shift indicated is subject to change due to operational requirements
Please note that this is a temporary position, ending on or before April 1, 2020
All persons newly hired to DynaLIFEDx must show their confirmation of SIN letter/SIN card and government issued photo ID to Human Resources prior to commencing work.
All persons hired to DynaLIFEDx must be authorized to work in Canada for any employer.
Individuals hired into all positions must provide verification of their highest level of education.
A security clearance will be required for employees newly hired to DynaLIFEDx.
A security clearance with vulnerable sector completed may be required for employees newly hired to DynaLIFEDx
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Thank you for your application.