WAGE RATE: $32.59 – $37.26

Position Summary

The Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) works within his/her scope of professional practice in a team environment to collect samples, conduct medical laboratory tests and set up, clean and maintain medical laboratory equipment.  The MLA must practice in accordance with the Medical Laboratory Technology Act, CMLTO, Ontario Laboratory Accreditation and Hospital regulations and standards.

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:


  • Graduate of a Medical Laboratory Assistant Program
  • MLPAO or CSMLS Certification or eligibility
  • Phlebotomy experience an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding and use of lab and hospital software systems (i.e. LIS, Document management system)
  • Ability to interact effectively with others within and outside of the organization (i.e. staff physicians, patients, technologists, suppliers, Ministry of Health)
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and good judgement in a stressful environment
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and adapt to constant changing priorities.
  • Competency as described in the Competency Profile – Medical Laboratory Assistant, as published by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and documentation
  • Availability to work off-shifts, weekends and on-call shifts as scheduled
  • Ability to function effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to handle exposures to infection, noise, odours, working interruptions and high pressure situations
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance record
  • Adherence to Brightshores ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at Brightshores through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

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