Medical Lab Technologist – Flow Cytometry, Haematology and Coagulation


The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)




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 including weekends and holidays as scheduled. The Medical Lab Technologist will work primarily in the Flow Cytometry area but will support Haematology and Coagulation Lab as required within the department of Haematopathology.

The Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) at SickKids is a leading, world-class facility working towards reducing the impact of childhood illness by providing diagnostic information that allows for early selection of best treatment options. DPLM is a valuable and integral part of the SickKids team, generating original research and providing timely, specialized diagnostic services for health care providers in Canada and around the world. The department comprises of five divisions: Clinical Biochemistry, Genome Diagnostics, Haematopathology, Microbiology, and Pathology. All DPLM laboratories are accredited by Accreditation Canada Diagnostics.

Here's What You'll Love:

A commitment to continuing education and professional development through DPLM's Laboratory Professional Certification Reimbursement Program as well as several programs and resources through the Learning Institute.
A hospital that welcomes and focuses on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
A focus on employee wellness with our new Staff Health and Well-being Strategy. Self-care helps us support others.
A culture of safety for both the patient and staff
The opportunity to make an impact. Regardless of your role or professional interest, you will be making a difference at SickKids and contributing to our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

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


Here's What You'll Need

Bachelor of Science and/or diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
Bachelor of Science MLS is preferred
Registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO)
FACSLyric, FACSDuet and FACSuite experience is preferred
Experience with paediatrics is an asset
Solid computer skills
Solid technical skills and theoretical knowledge within the specialty (Flow Cytometry, Haematology and Coagulation)
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
Demonstrated commitment and actions in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion objectives

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555 University Avenue

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The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)website

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