Medical Laboratory Technologist 1


Public Health Ontario


1200 Commissioners Road East


Medical Laboratory Technologist 1

The Role:
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 PHOL.
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 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 Ontario Laboratory Accreditation requirements.
Performs other duties or projects as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills-

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.
Knowledge of computer applications to utilize standard and laboratory information systems.
Knowledge of Ontario Laboratory Accreditation requirements to ensure compliance in the conduct of laboratory testing.
Knowledge of PHO policies and protocols and PHOL 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-
Certification in good standing with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO).

Attributes and Competencies-
Oral communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with laboratory staff and with health care providers to relay laboratory test results.
Ability to work independently to solve complex problems, working collaboratively to seek advice and direction in solving problems beyond their scope of practice.




Salary :$32.85 - $42.12/ hr



Dionne Almira


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