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Laboratory Technician, CEN Laboratory

The Scarborough Hospital

This is a Contract position in Scarborough, ON posted May 19, 2023.

Laboratory Technician, CEN Laboratory

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Job Number: J0523-0845
Job Title: Laboratory Technician, CEN Laboratory
Job Category: Laboratory
Hospital Location: Centenary
Job Type: Full-Time Temporary
Contract Duration: 1 year approx.
Number Of Positions: 1
Union: OPSEU Local 575
Hours: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, Holidays

Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Workplace Health and Safety department.

The completion of this online form serves as your application and will be used to determine if you meet the requirements of this position. Please ensure that you have provided all pertinent information necessary to be considered for this vacancy by the close date.

Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the Laboratory Technician performs a variety of support functions using accepted safety procedures including: phlebotomy, receiving, sorting and processing of specimens following established procedures and guidelines, preparing specimens referred out to other testing sites, performing temperature and maintenance checks on equipment, performing limited testing under direct MLT supervision, maintaining responsibility for inventory and supply control, observing and understanding Hospital and departmental policies and procedures while maintaining and protecting patient confidentiality.


• MLPAO / OSMT Certificate
• Completion of Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Assistant certificate program from a recognized institution
• Minimum 1 year current hospital laboratory experience
• Ability to prioritize and organize daily work
• Well developed communication skills (oral & written) in English
• Proven ability to function effectively as a member of multidisciplinary team
• Protects patient confidentiality
• Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to SHN’s comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.
• Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public.
• Exposure to Lean principles, an understanding of methodologies and tools and a commitment to the use of these in support of providing the best healthcare experience possible to our patients
• Demonstrates values consistent with SHN′s Code of Conduct and is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation.
• Utilize protective equipment provided and identify and reports hazards
• Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community
• Excellent work performance and attendance

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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