About our Laboratory Services

Brightshores Health System takes pride in offering Quality Health Care within our region.

There are 5 laboratories within our Corporation to support our communities.  Owen Sound is our Regional Hospital that offers an extensive range of specialty services.  We have a busy Pathology Department that includes 6 Pathologists supporting our laboratory and specialty services.

Our commitment to providing Quality care is evident in the investments made in the laboratory to ensure we meet the demands of today and adapt for the future.  We would like to share a few examples of new technologies recently purchased and implemented at Brightshores;

             PCR testing for COVID

             Bruker MALDI,  Mass Spectrometry for our Microbiology department to quickly identify bacteria

             Cellavision digital morphology in our hematology department

             New analyzers for our Chemistry departments, including an automation solution in Owen Sound

             Alethia, a molecular platform for malaria diagnosis


At Brightshores we are committed in continuous quality improvement and optimizing lab operations, exploring and implementing new technologies allows us to provide care close to home for our communities.

The Opportunity


Owen Sound

As a member of the Laboratory Services Team, the Medical Laboratory Technologist works under the supervision of the Director of Laboratory Services and Laboratory Manager in coordination with the Charge Technologist, works within his/her scope of professional practice in a team environment to collect samples and is responsible for performing a variety of diagnostic tests on patient specimens, for analysing and interpreting test results and prepare reports to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. The MLT must be knowledgeable and practice in accordance with the Medical Laboratory Technology regulatory bodies including, CMLTO, Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics, and Hospital regulations and policies. In alignment with the Brightshores strategic priorities, the Laboratory Technologist may participate in user groups, and hospital-wide activities and programs and contribute to quality improvement and risk management initiatives as required.

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:


  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Degree or College Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Current registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO)
  • CSMLS Certification
  • Working knowledge of lab and hospital software systems as needed
  • 2 years’ clinical experience with experience in Histology and Core lab disciplines (Chemistry, Haematology and Transfusion Medicine) in a hospital laboratory setting within the last two years preferred
  • Demonstrated excellent phlebotomy skills (all collection methods)
  • Ability to interact effectively with others within and outside of the organization (i.e. staff physicians, patients, suppliers, Ministry of Health)
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and documentation
  • Experience with large and small analyzers, dedicated instruments, calibrations and microscopes
  • Ability to perform Therapeutic Phlebotomy
  • Experience with Point of Care Testing
  • Ability to function effectively in a team environment
  • Skills in leadership, problem solving, decision making and critical thinking
  • Ability to handle exposures to infection, noise, odours, working interruptions and high pressure situations
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Ability to be respectful and maintain confidentiality
  • Availability to work all shifts, including weekends, and ability for multi-site coverage when required
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • 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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