University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Laboratory Technician 3 in our Histo/Pathology Department.
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As an integral member of the laboratory team, the Technician 3 performs a variety of support functions under direct supervision including: performing specimen accession, preparation and processing techniques in using accepted safety procedures; cell culture techniques; receiving, sorting and processing specimens following established procedures and guidelines; preparing, handling and dispensing reagents, medias and solutions, as required; preparing specimens referred out to other testing sites; performing report handling and statistics collection responsibilities; maintaining responsibility for inventory and supply control; performing other duties related to the lab; observing and understanding Hospital and departmental policies and procedures; adhering to Hospital and departmental mission and value statements while maintaining patient confidentiality; performing cross-functional duties, as assigned, or requested; performing other duties related to and consistent with the job classification, as required. Will be required to work at all sites as assigned.
Completion of Grade 12, or recognized equivalent
Graduate of a certified post-secondary Laboratory Technician or Laboratory Assistant certificate program, or recognized equivalent
OSMT (Ontario Society of Medical Technologists) or CSMLS certification, preferred
Minimum one (1) year recent work experience in Histo/Pathology required
Minimum one (1) year experience in laboratory equipment maintenance and operation
Effective organizational, time management skills and prioritization skills
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Understanding of appropriate behaviour required working successfully in a diverse work group.
Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Procedures in a laboratory
Computer literate in Windows based applications
Ability to work effectively as a team member
Ability to work accurately under stressful conditions
POSTED DATE: October 31st, 2019 CLOSING DATE: November 14th, 2019
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
University Health Network has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.