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Medical Laboratory Technologist - Full-Time - Flexible Shift - Toronto

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Date: Jan 5, 2021

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: LifeLabs

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At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada!  We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 collection centres, 16 laboratories and service over 20 million patients each year. 


We believe we can build a healthier Canada through the power of technology. As a Medical Lab Technologist with LifeLabs you will have the opportunity to work with state of the art technology, and be part of a community/team that is supportive and collaborative. 


Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers.  With over 5,700 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us. 


LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services is seeking a Medical Lab Technologist to join our team in Toronto, Ontario.


Our Medical Lab Technologists provide accurate and timely interpretive and diagnostic specimen testing and reporting. Through accuracy, quality, efficiency and expediting test results, you will contribute to patient well-being and the achievement of better health outcomes. This is a great role for a hands-on, detail-oriented individual who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.


This is a Full-Time role with flexible shift work suitable to the maintenance of a healthy work/life balance. LifeLabs’ facilities are also known as “teaching laboratories,” offering opportunities to share knowledge in a collaborative environment, 24-hour medical support through our Medical Science team and Medical library, and the ability to teach our college and university student placements.





  • Responsible for carrying out work activities related to COVID-19 testing including automated RNA extractions and RT-PCR ; ensure all duties and responsibilities are prioritized and handled with accuracy and efficiency providing quality results.
  • Perform, interpret and release RT-PCR results following Policies and Procedures as documented.
  • Identify incidents and non-conformances, participate in developing effective corrective action plans and escalate as appropriate.
  • Ensure confidentiality of patient information.
  • Use personal protective equipment (e.g. gloves, lab coats) as specified in EHS procedures.
  • Ensure appropriate handling and inventory levels of laboratory supplies.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and orderly work environment.


Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance

  • Maintain membership in good standing with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO).
  • Maintain and demonstrate technical competence in molecular laboratory skills
  • Perform assigned diagnostic testing including Quality Control, Quality Assurance, equipment maintenance, proficiency testing, Quality Management, following LifeLabs procedures.
  • Recognize discrepancies and take appropriate action.
  • Perform self audits and submit procedure manuals revisions.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities.
  • Manage the disposal of all laboratory waste as specified in EHS procedures.
  • Stay informed and comply, with all safety regulations as they relate to the laboratory environment (i.e. WHMIS, TDG, LifeLabs Safety manual).
  • Keep up to date with information shared through the different modes of communication (e.g. memos, LifeLabs Policies, LifeLabs Procedures (SOPs), IntRlab and MEWS communications, updates, bulletin boards).


Communication/Team work

  • Attend and actively participate in team huddles.
  • Ensure effective communication when dealing with leadership team, support resources, team members.
  • Keep up to date with information shared through the different modes of communication (e.g. memos, LifeLabs websites, updates, bulletin boards).
  • Ability to accept and provide constructive criticism.


Skills/Qualifications: experience with molecular lab techniques including working with micropipets and microwell plates, use of RT-PCR instrumentation and complex liquid handling systems; skilled with pipetting small volumes, complex reagent preparation, DNA/RNA  extractions, calculating volumes and concentrations); advanced computational skills, proficient in creating and manipulating excel worksheets and macros, Word documents and SOP writing; experience with IntRlab and MEWS is an asset.


Are You a Good Fit?

LifeLabs is seeking individuals who can work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment, while adhering to LifeLabs’ standards of safety, accuracy and efficiency. 


At LifeLabs, great employees are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why LifeLabs provides more than just competitive compensation and benefits – our employees receive coaching and training in an environment that fosters open communication, education opportunities with tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement and changes in career direction. We especially encourage applications from new graduates and individuals looking to advance their careers.



Does this sound like the job for you? We’d love to discuss your qualifications. Apply online today!


LifeLabs is committed to building an inclusive environment and will provide accommodations in accordance with the AODA – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please indicate in your application any accommodations you will require throughout the recruitment process.  Alternatively please contact our corporate offices main line to be directed to a member of the Talent Acquisition team at  (416) 675-4530. 


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