• Medical Laboratory Assistant MLA - Laboratory Histology - Casual

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/1/2020 1:24 PM)
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  • Job Description

    POSITION: Casual Medical Laboratory Assistant


    HOURS OF WORK: 7.5 hour day shift, hours vary due to operational needs 



    The Laboratory Assistant in Histology is responsible for receiving and accessioning specimens for Histology and Cytology, filing and retrieving of blocks and slides, labeling of cassettes and slides, discarding of specimens, maintaining supply stock in the gross dissection room, and Operating Room areas as well as assisting the Histology technologists with cover slipping and sorting of slides for distribution to the pathologist.  Additional duties include maintenance of the tissue processors, automated stainers and automated cover slippers and preparation and staining of Cytology specimens.  Rotation with other technical assistant positions in the department may be required to support daily workload demands.  Data entry using the Hospital’s CoPath Pathology and HSS Requisitioning Systems is an asset.  Exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials frequently occurs in this position.  This position will include rotations at the St. Mary’s Hospital location. 



    • Grade 12 or equivalent required
    • Recent Histology and Cytology experience will be considered an asset and will be given first consideration
    • Graduate of a Medical Laboratory Assistant Program required
    • Certification from CSMLS and/or MLPAO is preferred 
    • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to perform effectively under minimal supervision
    • Must be meticulous in performing repetitive tasks including opening and closing 200 specimen containers/day
    • Regular lifting of bulk supplies and heavy specimens (Must be able to lift 25 lbs)
    • Computer and typing skills as well as good filing skills (numbers)
    • Good attendance record


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