Medical Lab Technologist


The Hospital for Sick Children

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.


Toronto, ON


The Medical Lab Technologist performs and is responsible for a variety of laboratory tests and procedures and acts in accordance with the mission, vision, values and goals of the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) and those of the Hospital. They will support a 24 hour / 7 days a week operations working all shifts on a rotational basis including weekends and holidays as scheduled. The Medical Lab Technologist will work in the Genome Diagnostic Laboratory within the Division of Genome Diagnostics.

Here’s What You’ll Get to Do

- Perform analytical tests, assess, interpret and report results
- Prepare and issue of samples/product/specimen
- Maintain accurate laboratory records and records of testing
- Operate and maintain laboratory equipment
- Practice and perform a variety of laboratory tests and procedures with accurately and precisely within defined time expectations (TATs)
- Recognize failure, troubleshoot, take remedial action, and document action, within their scope of practice, as required
- Report failures, issues & action taken to immediate supervisor
- Assess results against diagnosis to ensure relevant results correspond with known patient data, as appropriate
- Recognize abnormal and critical results, and takes appropriate actions according to the established SOP, as required
- Provide training to technologists, students and clinical fellows.
- Follow inventory control system and communicate status to ensure availability of adequate reagents and supplies
- Participate in the development, implementation and support of the policies, processes and procedures within the Quality System to support the effective operation of DPLM
- Follow health and safety procedures as per DPLM and Hospital guidelines.
- Perform quality control and documents control results
- Review and monitor daily QC results
- Recognize unusual quality control results, take remedial action and document outcome
- Report ongoing or unresolved QC issues to immediate supervisor


- Bachelor of Science and/or diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (Genetics Technologist Advanced Diploma)
- Bachelor of Science MLS is preferred
- Registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO)
- Experience with paediatrics is an asset
- Solid computer skills
- Solid technical skills and theoretical knowledge within the specialty (Molecular Genetics)
- Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills
- Demonstrated customer service orientation and ability to relate well to others
- Strong organization skills and ability to work well under pressure and prioritize
- Ability to communicate clearly
- Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and adaptable to new technologies and processes
- Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to make decisions based on knowledge and experience

Employment Type: Full-time




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Job ID: 12553



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