Lab Assistant – Specimen Procurement in Cambridge, Ontario

Cambridge Memorial Hospital

Join a hospital where everyone makes a difference! Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) is a thriving community hospital that proudly provides acute care services including: Emergency, Surgery, Medicine, Women’s and Children’s Health, Intensive Care, Mental Health, and Inpatient Rehabilitation.

Our vision is to creating healthier communities together. Our dedicated and skilled staff are passionate about providing outstanding patient-centred care, and an exceptional patient experience to residents of the Waterloo Region and beyond.

Why Should You Apply to CMH?

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

  • Group Benefits, including Health & Dental, for full time employees

  • Employee & Family Assistance Program

  • Career Development & Education Grant

  • Wellness & Wellbeing Program

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

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The Laboratory Assistant will perform pre-analytical functions and blood collections on babies, infants and children. Responsibilities also include collection, preparation, and labeling of specimen, pre-analytical preparation of samples such as centrifuging, aliquoting labeling, logging, specimen send out, data entry on Laboratory Information Systems, participation in quality assurance and quality improvement activities and compliance to departmental procedures and OLA, maintaining specimen collection equipment and following inventory control system. The Laboratory Assistant will ensure and follow health and safety procedures as per the Hospital guidelines and legal requirements, and particiate in special projects as assigned. The physical demands of the role may include but are not limited to prolonged sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling. This position contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • MLA/T with certification from the MLPAO/CSMLS required

  • Recent Laboratory experience in a Hospital setting required

  • Must have experience collecting blood from newborns and children by venipuncture and capillary collection is required

  • Experience as a laboratory assistant in Histology/Pathology an asset.

  • Adept to safe work practices and have working knowledge of the quality systems required

  • Familiar with OLA accreditation standards, and other relevant regulatory requirements

  • Experience performing pre-analytical function such as sample sorting, receiving, accessioning and centrifugation for testing required

  • Ability to function independently within a self-directed team environment

  • Experience with Meditech laboratory module preferred

  • Transportation Dangerous Goods (TDG) certification preferred

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal

  • Accuracy and attention to detail is required

  • Must be flexible to work multiple day shifts

  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Cambridge Memorial Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

The successful external applicant is required to provide the applicable criminal record check, as requested by Human Resources, in accordance with federal and provincial legislation. Valid criminal record checks are in original format and dated with two months from date of conditional offer from CMH.

Cambridge Memorial Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace that is free from violence and harassment. We provide reasonable accommodation during recruitment and selection to support an equitable process.

We welcome all applicants and encourage members of equity-deserving groups, including but not limited to, Indigenous and LGBTQ2SIA+ communities, racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and women to apply. Cambridge Memorial Hospital is an employee partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI).

We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

System ID: 2023-5119

Job Type (EN): Part Time Contract

Post End Date: 6/20/2023

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