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FUTURE - Laboratory Assistant

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FUTURE - Lab Assistant

File Number: 15FUTURE16
Position: Laboratory Assistant
Locations: Oshawa/Bowmanville

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Charge Technologist and/or Manager, the Laboratory Assistant is responsible for collecting blood samples from adults, children and neonates, following proper procedures as outlined in the laboratory manual; performing EKG's; ensuring quality control, maintenance and troubleshooting of urinalysis and other laboratory instrumentation; receiving and preparing specimens for analysis; receiving and plating of Microbiology samples; preparing specimens for send-out to reference laboratories; booking appointments and receiving registered patients; urinalysis testing and quality control; ensuring the cleanliness of equipment in the immediate work area; participating in the student training program, as required; immediately reporting any unusual incidents involving patients which occur in the performance of duties; following established safety and infection control procedures; and performing other related duties as required.


" Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate from a recognized training facility
" OSMT or CSMLS Lab Assistant certification
" experience as a Laboratory Assistant in a hospital or medical laboratory setting
" Phlebotomy and EKG experience
" knowledge of WHMIS
" Knowledge of infection control principles and practices
" Good keyboarding skills
" Physically able to perform the essential duties of the position
" Ability to work effectively in a busy environment with frequent interruptions
" proven organizational, prioritization, critical thinking, problem solving and teaching skills
" excellent communication and interpersonal skills which include sound judgement, exceptional observation skills, compassion and empathy and the ability to foster good public relations and working relationships in a family-centred care environment

Conditions of Employment

The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Hospital and OPSEU.

About Us

Learning. Leadership. Lifestyle. It's all right here. Lakeridge Health has everything you seek in your career and beyond. As one of Ontario's largest hospital networks and the dedicated cancer centre for the Central East LHIN, we foster a culture that promotes career advancement, learning opportunities and a great quality of life. Through our four hospital sites (Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry and Whitby), and leading cancer, nephrology and mental health and addictions programs, we provide a broad range of healthcare services to a diverse population, with a focus on achieving excellence - every moment, every day.

Fostering a culture of lifelong learning, we offer bursary and interest-free loan programs, flexible work schedules for those attending classes, and the support to achieve your personal and professional goals. For more information, visit our website at

Lakeridge Health thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process as required under Lakeridge Health's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.