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Medical Lab Assistant

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 20, 2022.

Medical Lab Assistant
Job Number: 100065
Job: Technician/Technologist
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: CORE LAB MUMC
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: OPSEU Local 273
Minimum Salary: 27.2800 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 31.4300
Post Date: Sep 21, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 28, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) is a collaborative program funded and operated jointly by Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Josephs Hospital. The Program is committed to change and innovation, through education, service and research, to bring the highest quality science into healthcare for the benefit of the community and to participate in the clinical application and interpretation of the science.

Position Summary

Under supervision and direction, responsible for the proper collection of appropriate specimens for laboratory testing on inpatients and outpatients. Performs a variety of laboratory tasks, including but not exclusive to specimen reception, sorting and labeling, data entry, specimen separation and preparation, which require learned manual skills rather than a technological training. Assists the Medical Laboratory Technologists in various sections within the Department of Laboratory Medicine.

Schedule Work Hours

days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays

This position is temporary until Septemeber 2023.

Qualifications

1. Grade 12 education or recognized equivalent
2. OSMT or CSMLS Certification as a Medical Laboratory Assistant
3. Recent experience in Core Laboratory
4. Experience in receiving and handling Laboratory Specimens
5. Experience and demonstrated proficiency in venous and capillary blood collection for pediatrics and infants
6. Data entry and Order entry skills in Meditech
7. Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Guidelines

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement