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Laboratory Technologist I

Laboratory Technologist I
Regular Part Time
2012-11-28  Time: 23:59

As Per Rotation
Days, Evenings
Minimum: 31.63 per hour Maximum: 41.65 per hour
Key Responsibilities:

Patient Care:
  • Collects and handles samples as specified by collection and handling procedures.
  • Inputs patient information required for testing, work-load reporting, statistics and patient billing as required.
  • Respects the rights and dignity of patients.
  • Handles biological specimens in a safe manner.
  • Ensures that the quality of patient care is maintained at a high level.
  • Performs procedures according to established protocols.
  • Advises supervisor of unexpected results.
  • Alerts physician of unusual or critical results as specified by laboratory policy.
  • Reports results using established formats.
  • Files reports and laboratory worksheets as required.

    Communication/Team Interaction:

    As a member of the team, is responsible for communicating to internal and external clients in a positive and productive manner and promoting the development of the interdisciplinary service delivery:
  • Works co-operatively with peer group to ensure that there is a positive, effective and efficient work environment.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with other facility staff.
  • Assists in the orientation of new staff members and the instruction and evaluation of students.
  • Practices within the Code of Professional Conduct of the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists and Standards of Practice of Alberta College Medical Laboratory Technologists for MLT.

    Quality Assurance:

    Actively participates in the Quality Assurance program through the following:
  • Verifies that laboratory control results are within acceptable ranges.
  • Maintains quality control in the performance of all procedures.
  • Records all necessary data in patient charts as required and appropriate.
  • Ensures that all data entry and paperwork requirements are completed for each patient.
  • Is responsible for safety measures and the general care and cleanliness of their respective area, particularly as it applies to infection control.
  • Reports unusual or unexpected occurrences.
  • Operates, maintains, and reports malfunctions of all instrumentation and equipment.


    Performs other related duties as required and assigned, including:
  • Responsible for on-call, overtime and emergency duties as necessary.
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of materials and supplies, which are required in the work area.
  • Observes all regional, hospital, departmental policies and regulations regarding sanitation, hygiene, safety and emergency situations.
  • Formal Education
  • General Certificate of the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists or equivalent required.
  • Member in good standing and current registration/eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Medical Laboratory Technologists.

  • No previous experience outside of hospital affiliated training program necessary.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Recent training or experience related to clinical laboratory service required.
  • Any Canadian equivalency to English 30 or 33 or CLBA (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment) score of Benchmark 8 completed within the last six months.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to assume responsibility.
  • Proven ability to work within a computer based environment.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with patients/clients, families, staff, interdisciplinary team members and personnel from other departments in a fast pace changing environment.
  • Demonstrates a customer service attitude and delivers excellent customer service by effectively meeting customer (internal and external) client needs by means of building productive customer relations and taking responsibility for customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates personal leadership, regardless of role, by leading themselves through change, building positive and collaborative working relationships.
  • Facilitates change positively by encouraging others and accepting change within the workplace.
  • Ability to work independently when necessary.
  • A demonstrated interest in professional growth and be prepared to maintain competency of technical skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations.

  • AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
    to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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