Medical Lab Technologist, Cytogenetics - Tft - Tgh

March 27 2023
Industries Education, Training
Categories Laboratory, Diagnostics, Medical Imaging,
Toronto, ON • Full time

OPSEU Job Posting #914944

Position: Medical Laboratory Technologist
Site: Laboratory Medicine Program – Toronto General Hospital
Department: Molecular Genetics - Cytogenetics Lab
Reports to: Manager
Scale/Grade: C004
Salary Range: $32.99 per hour to $44.22 per hour (Start rate: $32.99 per hour in accordance with collective agreement

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, All shifts 24/7
Status: Temporary Full-Time (1 year contract)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Medical Laboratory Technologist in our Laboratory Medicine Program.

The Energy of the City. The Rewards of a Great Career.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


As an integral member of the Laboratory team, the Medical Laboratory Technologist responsibilities include: performing laboratory procedures for all disciplines and functions and ensuring the completion of assigned workload; operating, troubleshooting and maintaining cleanliness of laboratory equipment and work area; preparing written and electronic reports required to document procedures and test results; participating in teaching, educational, safety and quality improvement programs; observing and understanding Hospital and departmental policies and procedures; adhering to Hospital and departmental mission and value statements while maintaining patient confidentiality; performing cross-functional duties, as assigned, or requested; performing other duties related to and consistent with the job classification, as required.


  • Completion of a recognized Medical Laboratory Technologist program Cytogenetics specialty designation required
  • Current registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists (CMLTO) required
  • Minimum 6 months current laboratory experience in a cytogenetics laboratory preferred
  • Demonstrates ability to develop skill and knowledge in all areas of the laboratory (on-the-job experience)
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of laboratory procedures, instruments, equipment and special techniques (on-the-job experience), in assigned area
  • Excellent problem recognition and problem solving-skills
  • Effective time management skills; ability to organize work and set priorities
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work accurately under stressful conditions
  • Knowledge of applicable Hospital and departmental policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols and practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education
  • Ability to coach technical staff
  • Vaccine (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: February 23, 2023 Closing Date: Until Filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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