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Medical Laboratory Technologist I - Anatomic Pathology
Posted date [Mar-20-14]  (ID: 34563)
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Position:Medical Laboratory Technologist l – Anatomic Pathology

Competition Number:14-EXT-014

Status:0.8 FTE

Duration:Temporary up to 12 months.

Closing Date:March 26, 2014

Rate Scale (hr):$33.59 to $42.91

Location:Diagnostic & Scientific Centre (#9, 3535 Research Road NW)

Schedule: Monday to Friday 0530 to 2300 (including on call rotation) 4 days each week

The duration of a temporary position may change due to operational needs

Position Summary

Reporting to the Medical Laboratory Technologist II and III, Supervisor, or Manager, this position is responsible for performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to: routine and specialized laboratory procedures and preparation of specimens.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs routine bench duties in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures to ensure a high quality, accurate and timely result.
  • Provides instruction and collects specimens ensuring sample integrity when required.
  • Performs all quality control and assurance practices and maintains records as required.
  • Recognizes and assesses unusual or abnormal findings and problem solves discrepancies. Alerts the appropriate senior staff, staff internal or external to CLS or physician as needed.
  • Operates, maintains and performs troubleshooting on a variety of laboratory instruments to ensure optimal function.
  • Monitors department supply inventory and acts appropriately to maintain.
  • Contributes to the ongoing improved operation of the technical areas.
  • Participates in the validation and assessment of procedures and equipment under the direction of the senior tech, supervisor, or manager.
  • Participates in the training and orientation of students and staff and in evaluating their progress.
  • Collaborates on the preparation of manuals and SOP.
  • Maintains a clean work area.
  • Observes and is aware of all safety precautions and practices including WHMIS.
  • Enters information into the Laboratory Information System.
  • Files, retrieves and discards specimens/blocks /slides as per retention guidelines.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use confidential information appropriately, and maintain the confidentiality and security of all information related to patients, staff and the business of CLS.
  • Demonstrates Professionalism, Respect/Caring. Integrity, Dedication and Excellence (PRIDE) in the work environment.

Specific Duties May include but not limited to:

Questions regarding the above competition may be directed to

Please forward your resume, specifying competition number to Calgary Laboratory Services, Human Resources Department via Fax at 770-3297 or online at no later than 4pm on the closing date

  • Accessioning, grossing, processing (paraffin and plastic) embedding, cutting and staining of routine, post- mortem and research tissue.
  • Quench tissue and perform frozen sectioning.
  • Special stains procedures including immunohistchemistry staining, manual and automated.
  • Key Skills and Aptitudes
    • CMLTA registration and an MLT Practice Permit and evidence of the appropriate CSMLS certification are required.
    • 1-3 years recent experience in AP preferred.
    • Cerner Millennium skills an asset.
    • Experience with frozen sections processing, renals biopsies, and grossing to level IV an asset.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Ability to work independently in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong analytical reasoning skills and decision making skills are required.
    • Organizational skills and an ability to handle a multi-task environment.
    • Data entry and computer skills essential.
    • Any Canadian equivalency to English 30 or CLBA score of Benchmark 8 completed within the last 6 months.
Job Title Medical Laboratory Technologist I - Anatomic Pathology
Company Name Calgary Laboratory Services
Category Category -> Human Resources
Job Type Job Type -> Temporary/Contract/Project
Salary Rate Scale (hr): $33.59 to $42.91
Location Diagnostic & Scientific Centre (#9, 3535 Research Road NW)
Area Area -> Calgary NW