Medical Lab Assistant

St. Thomas, ON




SALARY: $27.57 - $31.79



Reporting to the Manager of Laboratory Services, the MLA is responsible for all duties related to the procurement of patient samples, specimen receiving and data entry, and preparation of specimens for analysis and for transport. The  MLA is also responsible for various Quality Control activities, and duties specific to Histology and wash up, in addition to  all other duties as assigned while remaining committed to and practicing all safety precautions in the laboratory and throughout the Hospital.


STEGH Laboratory Services provides 24/7 support. This position will be required to work all departmental shifts including days, evenings, nights, weekends and statutory holidays. In addition, this candidate must meet the availability requirements of the applicable collective agreement.


  • Must have completed a recognized program in Medical Laboratory Assistant from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Must have or be in the process of obtaining certification with the OSMT or CSMLS
  • Preference will be given to those with a minimum of one (1) year previous laboratory experience preferably within a Hospital environment
  • Preference will be given to those with knowledge of Cerner LIS
  • Demonstrated skill in phlebotomy
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in venipuncture, specimen collection, laboratory procedures and data entry
  • Proven ability to solve analytical and technical problems
  • Highly team and customer focused with the ability to communicate respectfully in a pleasant, flexible and professional manner with all patients, families, staff and volunteers.
  • Computer skills to include the regular use of Outlook, RL6, Internet/Intranet navigation including STEGHnet, basic word processing.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in assignment throughout a shift, follow instructions and conduct yourself professionally.
  • Open to change and is proactive to departmental initiatives.
  • Ability to work alone, prioritize and take initiative – self-motivated.
  • Physical ability to perform assigned duties.
  • Demonstrated previous performance reflective of the Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct of STEGH.
  • Demonstrated dependable attendance record in accordance with STEGH’s Attendance at Work program.

Successful candidates must provide evidence of a fully completed COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your first day of work. Any candidate entering the facility to attend an interview will be required to provide evidence of a fully completed COVID-19 vaccination status. To be considered fully immunized, individuals need to have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days earlier than the date they arriving to an interview or to begin work at STEGH.


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