Job Posting Details
William Osler Health System (Osler) is a multi-site hospital system serving 1.3 million people in one of the fastest-growing and most culturally-diverse regions in Ontario.
With our new 2019-24 Corporate Strategic Plan, Going Beyond for Healthier Communities as our roadmap, we are shifting traditional thinking and re-imagining health care to help people live healthier lives, reduce chronic disease and improve access to care.
At Osler, we are committed to providing safe, equitable, high-quality care in a fulfilling work environment that inspires our staff, physicians and volunteers to learn, innovate and grow. We are proud to be recognized, year after year, as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
Here you will work alongside a highly-committed and respected team that understands what it means to go beyond to meet the health care needs of our communities.
HOURS: Currently Days, Evening, Nights, including weekends and Statutory Holiday. (Subject to change in accordance with operational requirements)
Receives and unpacks specimens delivered by pneumatic tube system, courier, hospital staff (and outpatients if required)
Uses positive patient identification to ensure that all requisitions, specimens, sample aliquots are traceable
Applies specimen acceptance and rejection criteria as per established Laboratory policies
Enters add-on test requests in computer; retrieves specimens for further testing as required
Answers phone inquiries and provides customer service to resolve issues
Faxes reports according to protocol
Prepares and ships samples to referral laboratories; includes documentation, labelling, and packaging in shipping containers at suitable conditions to maintain specimen integrity
Proper storage and discarding of specimens in accordance with retention policies and biohazard waste protocols
Performs quality control testing as required
Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, including properly functioning quality controlled automated analyzers as applicable
Reviews outstanding specimen reports (pending lists), and investigates outliers
Performs temperature monitoring of refrigerators, freezers, and incubators.
Participates in detecting, reporting, correcting and preventing unexpected occurrences, identifies opportunities for improvement.
Maintains confidentiality in accordance with Osler policy
Performs general laboratory housekeeping, disinfects benches and equipment
Receipt of inventory and applies acceptance criteria; records and reports unacceptability
Monitors and maintains inventory
Participates in continuing education activities
Other duties as assigned according to training and scope of practice
May be required to cross-train into other Lab areas based on operational need
May be required to attend hospital during off hours to attend to emergency situations.
Appropriately disposes of hazardous wastes
Actively participates in the Laboratory quality management system and process improvements
Successful completion of an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma
Graduate of an accredited Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician Program
Current certification and registration with OSMT and/or CSMLS and/or CMLTO voluntary roster
Recent experience working and/or clinical placement in a hospital laboratory receiving area required
Knowledge of Meditech, Paradigm and Microsoft Office programs would be an asset
Excellent organization and communication skills
Proven ability to be a team player
Strong multi-tasking and problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and maintain high level of productivity, competence and professionalism
Excellent attendance, punctuality and work record
Required to travel between and work at all hospital sites
Transport of Dangerous Goods knowledge and training
Osler values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. (AODA). If you require an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at email@example.com.
While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.