Medical Laboratory Technologist 1, Virology 21-0485


Public Health Ontario

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Position Summary-
To perform testing and provide accurate and timely reporting of clinical and environmental laboratory tests as part of a team of laboratory professionals, within quality policies and technical procedures.

Key Responsibilities-

- Conducts standardized medical/clinical tests and procedures for the isolation, quantification, identification, molecular testing and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of clinically significant bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses and associated antibodies.
- Reports and relays results to health care providers within acceptable turnaround time (TAT) as published by PHO Laboratory.
- Authorizes the release of laboratory test results and discusses test results with clients within the restriction of College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) regulations.
- Maintains privacy and confidentiality as outlined by PHO corporate policies.
- Carries out established quality assurance and control procedures including proficiency testing to ensure quality outcomes.
- Performs review of daily quality control (QC) materials and take appropriate actions to resolve any discrepancies in QC material that falls outside the acceptable ranges.
- Maintains and monitors equipment and supplies to ensure operability.
- Provides direction and guidance to Laboratory Attendants responsible for supporting MLTs and senior staff and assists with training new staff.
- Provides technical assistance to Senior Technologists and Operational Lead in carrying out testing and/or special projects.
- Performs activities to support the laboratory's Quality Management Program and Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) requirements.


Knowledge and Skills-

- Knowledge of computer applications to utilize standard and laboratory information systems.
- Knowledge of Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) requirements to ensure compliance in the conduct of laboratory testing.
- Knowledge of PHO policies and protocols and PHO Laboratory code of conduct to ensure confidentiality in the release of test results and discussions with clients.
- Oral communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with laboratory staff and with health care providers to relay laboratory test results.
- Interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues.
- Written communication skills to write standard operating procedures, complete records.

Education and Experience-

- Mandatory: Certification in good standing with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO).
- Knowledge of and the ability to perform medical and/or environmental laboratory techniques/ procedures, laboratory safety practices and utilize medical laboratory equipment in the conduct of standardized medical/clinical tests and procedures.

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Full-Time, Must be available for shift work weekdays & weekends


Compensation Group: OPSEU Salary: $31.88 to $40.88


10 Temporary 12-month contracts available immediately.



Phil Goss


Recruitment Specialist


480 University Avenue, Suite 300


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