Laboratory Technician 3, Specimen Management

Central Toronto Roselawn, ONTARIO | 4 months
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Position: TECHNICIAN 3  (2 positions)
Reports to: MANAGER
Scale/Grade: C002
Salary Range: $26.84  per hour to $30.93 per hour (Start rate: $26.84 per hour in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Hours: Up to 24 hours per week; All shifts

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Technician 3 in our Specimen Management Department.

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 Specimen Management team, the Technician 3 performs a variety of support functions under direct supervision including: performing limited testing including electrocardiogram and phlebotomy, in assigned area; using accepted safety procedures; receiving, sorting and processing specimens following established procedures and guidelines; preparing, handling and dispensing reagents, medias and solutions, as required; preparing specimens referred out to other testing sites; performing report handling and statistics collection responsibilities; maintaining responsibility for inventory and supply control; performing other duties related to specimen management; 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. Will be required to work at all sites as assigned.


  • Completion of Grade 12, or recognized equivalent
  • Graduate of a certified post secondary Laboratory Technician or Laboratory Assistant certificate program, or recognized equivalent
  • OSMT (Ontario Society of Medical Technologists) or CSMLS certification, preferred
  • Minimum one (1) year related work experience in a laboratory setting
  • Minimum one (1) year recent work experience in, venipuncture, ECG and specimen management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory equipment maintenance and operation
  • Effective organizational, time management skills and prioritization skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of appropriate behaviour required working successfully in a diverse work group.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Procedures in a laboratory
  • Computer literate in Windows based applications
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to work accurately under stressful conditions

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: June 25, 2020           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.

University Health Network 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. 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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