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Lab Technician – Molecular (covid testing)

St. Michael's Hospital - Unity Health Toronto

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 13, 2020.


  • Performs phlebotomy and collects capillary blood specimens.
  • Registers specimens and verifies for entry into the LIS system.
  • Enters data for bar code generation.
  • Performs pre-analytical procedures (e.g., centrifugation, aliquot, prepare smears and solutions, etc.)
  • Sorts, allocates and delivers specimens to work stations, and loads onto instruments as appropriate.
  • Receives, unpacks and sorts incoming specimens.
  • Prepares specimens for send-out to external clients.
  • Participates in performing basic QC and inventory management
  • Printing and distribution of laboratory reports.
  • Responds to all customer telephone inquiries.
  • Rotates through different work areas as required.


  • Successful completion of a recognized Laboratory Assistant/Technician Program or equivalent experience required.
  • OSMT or CSMLS certification required.
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods certification an asset.
  • Must be proficient in phlebotomy and all aspects of specimen handling.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work independently and prioritize workload in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively and constructively with other team members.
  • Must understand and be committed to the mission and values of St Michael’s Hospital
  • Must be punctual and have an excellent attendance record.


HOURS OF WORK: Must be willing and able to work rotating shifts, weekends and statutory holidays as required.