Lab Technologist


Kirkland and District Hospital

The Kirkland and District Hospital is a fully accredited modern, well-equipped Hospital that opened in its current location in 1975. It was originally a 132-bed Hospital and has been gradually downsized to 62 beds as follows: 6 Intensive Care, 41 Medical/Surgical, and 15 Continuing Complex Care. The Hospital currently employs approximately 235 staff (135 full-time, 92 part-time and casual, and 11 management). The Hospital provides emergency, general medicine, general surgery and pediatric services to the local community. It also provides a range of specialty and subspecialty diagnostic and therapeutic clinics. The Hospital is supported by an active Auxiliary and Foundation; both organizations raise much-needed funds for Hospital equipment. The Hospital is involved with the Northern Ontario Residency Training Program and physicians readily accept medical students for elective programs. The active medical staff roster consists of our Chief of Staff, six family physicians, one full-time general surgeon, one GP/Anetesthetist and one physician assistant. The visiting specialist program consists of: Neurology, Urology, Internal Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology and Gynecology. Support Services include: • Diagnostic Imaging • Physiotherapy • Respiratory Therapy • Renal Dialysis (Satellite of Health Sciences North, Sudbury) • Outpatient Chemotherapy (Satellite of Health Sciences North) • Discharge Planner • Diabetic Clinic • Surgical Services • Ontario Breast Screening Program • Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic • Laboratory • Pastoral Care • Pharmacy • OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network)• Virtual Critical Care Network


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Kirkland Lake


Duties and Responsibilities (subject to change at any time)

• Abide by the Standards of Practice as laid out by the CMLTO and CSMLS.
• Perform Laboratory practices in accordance with established standards: The Public Hospital’s Act, Accreditation Canada, Ontario Laboratory Accreditation (OLA), Terms and conditions of existing collective agreements.
• Maintains and promotes the confidentiality of patients’ health information.
• Contribute and adhere to the development and maintenance of KDH and departmental philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures.
• Will accept work assignments and perform tests, which require the exercise of independent judgment
• Prioritize workload.
• Will apply health and safety measures at all times to ensure the safety and protection of patients, colleagues, self and the environment
• Use personal protective equipment and laboratory safety devices as required and maintain a safe work environment
• Participate in relevant KDH programs, including Quality, Risk Management, Disaster Response, WHMIS, Fire Training, Hand Hygiene and other programs as required.
• Participate in the orientation and training of new employees and students.
• Follow established protocols as defined in policy and procedure manuals in compliance with laboratory, hospital and OLA guidelines
• Carry out and interpret quality control procedures on reagents, materials, equipment and techniques used, to confirm accuracy, precision specificity and sensitivity of all test results.
• Support an environment of quality service reflective of the mission, role, vision and values of the Hospital and the laboratory.
• The medical Laboratory Technologist possesses scientific knowledge of the theory, techniques and clinical application of medical laboratory procedures. They understand and apply this knowledge of medical laboratory science to current practice. They ensure continued competence by maintaining their professional skills.
• They understand the relationship between analyses, diagnoses, clinical information and treatment and are able to offer information and support to other members of the health care team.
• Make records of all readings, calculations and results obtained on patient samples, quality control material, standards and equipment as observed by the technologist.
• Be alert to unusual or abnormal test findings, also of any difficulties or problems encountered during the performance of the day’s work and be able to troubleshoot those findings as appropriate.
• Collection of patient blood samples
• Follow all hospital and laboratory policies and procedures for safety, infection control and continuing education.
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships, while demonstrating tact and discretion when dealing with patients, the general public, other employees and physicians.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Current Registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario and experience in a core lab environment
• Actively participate in continuous education to ensure that registration requirements of CMLTO are met
• Graduate of a Medical Laboratory Technology Program at the College or University level.
• Fluency in both official languages is an asset.
• Considerable initiative ,excellent judgement and ability to prioritize
• Excellent Phlebotomy skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Meditech and other computer programs as needed.

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15 to 37.5 per week


$30.89 per hour



Jessica Parkman


Human Resources Assistant


145 Government Road East, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4





Kirkland and District Hospital

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