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Medical Laboratory Technologist

Grand River Hospital

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 24, 2022.

Union: OPSEU Lab

Location: KW Campus 

Work Type: Temporary Full Time 

Contract End Date: March 9, 2024 

Shift: 7.5 hour shifts (hours may change/vary due to operational need) Monday – Saturday Days & Evenings, Home base is Histology. Alternate area is Cytology


The MLT performs and is responsible for a variety of laboratory tests and procedures while acting in accordance with the Mission, Vision, Values of the Hospital and expectations within the Medical Laboratory Program. With an initiative to cross-develop staff coinciding with full-time opportunities, the successful applicant to this posting will be assigned Histology as a home unit with cross-development and work in Cytology. The MLT may be involved in all aspects of the Anatomical Pathology department, and the composition of such work may be modified from time to time. Responsible for performing all Cytology related procedures including; specimen preparation using Thin Prep technology, screening, troubleshooting methodologies, reporting, routine preventive maintenance on equipment, and attending EBUS procedure for rapid on-site assessment of specimen adequacy. Responsible for performing all Histology related procedures including; embedding, microtomy, staining (routine, special, and immunohistological), decalcification and reprocessing of tissue specimens, and routine preventive maintenance on equipment. Participate in the departments Quality Assurance Program and Accreditation compliance plans. Ensure compliance with standard operating procedures and Accreditation Canada Diagnostics standards. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. Follows the code of professional conduct of the CMLTO, CSMLS and values of GRH. 



  • Current registration with the CMLTO – Cytology & Histology;
  • Certification with CSMLS – Cytology & Histology;
  • Previous experience in Cytology and/or Histology is considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the Accreditation Canada Diagnostics standards;
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office and Laboratory Information Systems;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Good attendance record;
  • Exhibit ability to prioritize work;
  • Consult with peers, senior, manager or Pathologist when appropriate relative to Laboratory testing and tasks;
  • Communicates effectively with physicians, nurses and other hospital personnel – includes basic interpretation of laboratory test results and explanations of limitations of the test procedure. 


As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Grand River Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.


Please include a resume with your application in order to ensure that your qualifications are appropriately considered in the hiring process. 

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). 

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance.