Lab Assistant

Lab Assistant / Assitant de Laboratoire Edmonton, AB #2021-6880 (reqID)


Position at Dynacare

Dynacare is looking for a Laboratory Assistant to join their Forensic Toxicology team in Edmonton, AB. This is 1 year contract part time role working 20 hours a week, rotating shifts.  

Perform Department of Transportation (DOT), non DOT, Correctional Service of Canada and Department of National Defence drug testing specimen accessioning. Ensure all necessary documentation is collected and specimens are correctly processed.
Adhere to company policies and Ministry of Health guidelines in order to ensure the smooth operation of the company and maintenance of the company’s image of superior customer service. Also responsible for
coordinating workflow.


 Ensure all reception duties are performed in a courteous and efficient manner, confirm security of    specimen packages and ensure donor confidentiality is maintained at all times
 Confirm specimen labeling is complete and accurate
 Data entry by Identifying and inputting accounts, test codes and other applicable information and verify the completeness of all donor demographics documented on Custody and Control Form
 Record and report questionable integrity of specimen or documentation
 Apply barcodes to applicable documentation and specimen containers
 Responsible for processing and disposing all specimens following company and government regulations
 Solve problems related to forensic processing. Clarify and retrieve missing information
 Follows all relevant pre and/or post analytical QA protocols as described in the company QA manual
Advise supervisor of violation of any Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
 Recommend improvement to procedures
 Prepare for regular inspections by governing regulatory bodies
 Communicates and cooperates with inspectors
 May be required to provide testimony in legal procedures and prepare documentation for such
 Trains and develops skill development of new team members as required
 Ensure supplies are properly ordered and maintained and stock has not exceeded expiry date
 Monitor workflow to ensure efficient operation
 Packaging specimens for delivery according to company guidelines
 Protects their own health and safety by reporting hazards and working in compliance with established safe working practices
 Routine disinfecting of work area and equipment is to be completed on a scheduled basis
 Preserves and safeguard all confidential information that comes to their knowledge in the course of employment with Dynacare.
Observes and comply with the policies of the company and applicable legal requirements with respect to confidential information and the protection of privacy

 Must have:

Laboratory Assistant Program or equivalent previous experience

Strong specimen processing knowledge

Excellent data entry skills required

Ability to handle incoming and outgoing phone calls and respond to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

Nice to have:

Knowledge of Forensic Toxicology

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team centered environment

 DNA of an Ideal Dynacare Employee

I make a difference in people’s lives. I am a caring, collaborative team-player who is passionate about quality and continuous improvement.

Caring - I demonstrate strong empathy and genuine concern for my colleagues, patients and customers.

Collaborative Team Player - I know I play a key role in helping the Dynacare team achieve success. I am comfortable in a changing environment, and I can easily manage multiple priorities.

Passion for Quality and Continuous  Improvement - I am always looking to learn and solve problems. I am detailed oriented, adaptable and find ways to make things better.

Dynacare has been a “Top Employer” for many years and there is a reason why. We are a great place to work.

At Dynacare, we’re proud to hire the best people. If you are looking for a meaningful career where you can support healthy lives with commitment and care – we would like to meet you. To apply for this position, you will be asked to submit your resume and complete the application process

If your qualifications and experience fit with this position, we will contact you to learn more. We offer competitive pay and great benefits, along with the opportunity to grow and thrive with a dynamic, successful company. We hope you will join us in our journey to become Canada’s health and wellness solutions leader. 

Dynacare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to the attraction, selection, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals. We believe that our diversity is our strength so we employ a diverse workforce and respect the needs of all our employees.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Dynacare Accommodation Policy a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the Dynacare hiring process.