Clinical Laboratory Assistant

Lab Operations / Opérations Laboratoire London, Ontario #2021-6895 (reqID)


Position at Dynacare

 Dynacare is looking for a Clinical Laboratory Assistant to join our Chemistry team in London, ON. This is a full time, permanent role working,37.5 hours per week. Day shift, Monday to Friday (Subject to  change based on department needs)

Perform pre and post analytical processes in the chemistry laboratory including maintenance and inventory procedures. Work in collaboration with Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technical Assistants. Collaborate and communicate with staff across departments and locations.

Responsible for the preparation of samples and/or reagents for routine processing. Perform simple non-interpretive tests under the supervision of a qualified Medical Laboratory Technologist as required. Ensure quality control checks and standards are run as required. Participate in all quality assurance programs and ensure company and Ministry of Health guidelines are observed. Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment as appropriate. Work in collaboration with Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technical Assistants.

Key Responsibilities:

· Ensure that all samples are properly labeled and identified before testing 

· Follow established protocol for the handling of unsuitable samples

· Operate complex instruments following department procedures

·Perform simple non-interpretive testing procedures under the supervision of a qualified technologist

·Ensure that all abnormal, critical and STATS are processed as outlined in the department guidelines

·Responsible for the follow-up on missing samples, documentation and results as and when required

·Ensure all inquiries and problems are handled in a courteous and professional manner

·Ensure adequate amount of supplies are on hand and that validated reagents and testing kits to be used are in date order

·Ensure that Quality Control checks are performed as required in documented work procedures and refer results for technologist to review

· Responsible to follow all relevant pre and/or post analytical quality protocols as described in the company QA manual

·Perform routine equipment maintenance following documented procedures, including glassware maintenance.

·Document all maintenance performed, including minor troubleshooting following manufacturer’s instructions

· Responsible for disinfecting the work area and equipment on a daily basis

· Store and discard specimens according to appropriate department procedure manuals

Must have:

· Graduate of an approved laboratory assistant course or equivalent

· Secondary School Graduation Diploma

·Clinical Chemistry Laboratory experience would be an asset

· MLPAO certification would be an asset

· Strong Data entry skills

·MS office skills

·Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Nice to have:

  • Ability to multitask and work in a team environment
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills are essential.

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.