LAB00011592 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Reporting to the Supervisor or Manager, this position is responsible for performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to collections and/or specimen processing, quality management, troubleshooting, and general support. Handles, stores, transports and disposes of biological and other hazardous materials according to guidelines; records information as required. Enters patient and specimen information into the Laboratory Information System. Appropriately prioritizes the collection, processing and testing of specimens. This position ensures accurate patient and sample identification as required, ensures sample integrity and suitability as required and documents unusual occurrences and notifies appropriate senior staff member. The MLA follows, and is aware of all safety precautions and practices including WHMIS, and participates in the maintenance of a safe working environment. Operates, maintains, and performs troubleshooting on a variety of laboratory equipment. Takes appropriate action and ensures proper follow up, as required. Maintains records as appropriate to their scope of work. Communicates with physicians/nurses/healthcare professionals regarding patient samples. Escalates requests or inquiries as required. Monitors department supply inventory and acts appropriately to maintain. Participates in the training, orientation, scheduling and performance management of students and staff. Performs administrative duties such as filing, faxing, reports distribution, and archiving when required. Collaborates on the preparation of manuals. Completes all required reading required. Maintains competence through training and competency testing. Performs other duties as required.


As a Medical Laboratory Assistant I, you will provide high quality service to clients of the clinical laboratory in an effective, efficient and safe manner. You will be responsible for a variety of laboratory functions including procurement, handling, processing, dispatching and testing of specimens, performing procedures and reporting results.

  • Classification: Laboratory Assistant I
  • Unit and Program: Accession
  • Primary Location: South Health Campus
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.60
  • Posting End Date: 03-OCT-2022
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 13-OCT-2022
  • Temporary End Date: 29-MAY-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 6
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $22.73
  • Maximum Salary: $28.34
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Assistant program or equivalent.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Recent experience and competency in phlebotomy techniques within the last year. May be required to pass a phlebotomy skills challenge to the satisfaction of APL. Recent and relevant experience in a hospital setting within the last 3 years.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience within the last year with Calgary urban hospital. Experience with Calgary urban hospital LIS (Millennium, SCM). Phlebotomy experience in an urban high volume hospital within the last three years preferred. Experience with pediatric and neonatal venipuncture and/or skin puncture within the last year. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs. Courses or certificates in personal leadership development. Courses or training in process improvement or change management.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 MT of the postingĀ end date indicated.

Security Screening:

A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with APL.

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