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50 x Laboratory Assistant, Shared Hospital Laboratory

The Scarborough Hospital

This is a Contract position in Scarborough, ON posted February 26, 2021.

Job Number: J0221-1284

Job Title: 50 x Laboratory Assistant, Shared Hospital Laboratory

Department: Shared Hospital Laboratory

Job Category: Laboratory

Hospital Location: Shared Lab

Job Type: Temporary Part Time

Contract Duration: 1 year

Number Of Positions: 50

Union: OPSEU Local 575 – Shared Hospital Laboratory Inc.

Hours: Days, Afternoons, 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

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 Operations Manager of Microbiology Department in Shared Hospital Laboratory, you will be responsible for performing duties in the specimen receiving area. This will include planting all specimens to appropriate media and answering results request. As well, you will assist the Senior Technologist and Operations Manager with general duties in the Microbiology department.


• Michener Institute Certificate, or equivalent as a Laboratory Assistant, or Career Canada Certificate, or OSMT
• Demonstrated problem recognition and problem solving-skills
• Demonstrated good organizational skills, ability to organize work and set priorities
• Ability work independently or as a team member in a fast paced environment
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
• Demonstrates values consistent with hospital 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


• Ability to speak another language

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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