Medical Laboratory Assistant
Health Care Professionals
Halifax, CA
8d ago
  • Responsibilities include : assists pathologist with grossing tissue and during autopsies, procures and accessions specimens according to established procedures;
  • using MEDITECH for order / entry; cleaning and sterilizing work area and equipment; surgical and autopsy tissue processing;
  • preparing reagents and performs other related duties as required.

    Hours of Work

    Monday-Friday 0730-1530 or 0900-1700, with weekend and holiday standby / callback


  • Minimum High School Diploma or G.E.D required, with English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or acceptable equivalents.
  • Requires commitment to attain CSMLS MLS certification within the first year.

  • Registered Medical Laboratory Assistant preferred.
  • Completion of a certified Medical Lab Assistant course is preferred
  • Funeral and Allied Health Services diploma preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques related to procurement of surgical and post-mortem specimens and performs pre analytical techniques on specimens from a variety of sources.
  • Willingness to apply, perform and learn computer functions required for the position.
  • Demonstrated tact, the ability to work with others and the ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated strong planning, organizational, analytical and communication skills.
  • Experience in a similar lab environment an asset.
  • MEDITECH experience an asset.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred.
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