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Title Laboratory Assistant
Program London Public Health Laboratory
Organizational Overview Public Health Ontario (PHO) is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. As a hub organization, OAHPP links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.

PHO provides expert scientific and technical support relating to infection prevention and control; surveillance and epidemiology; health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention; environmental and occupational health; health emergency preparedness; and public health laboratory services to support health providers, the public health system and partner ministries in making informed decisions and taking informed action to improve the health and security of Ontarians. For more information about OAHPP, visit www.oahpp.ca.
Position Details Position Title: Laboratory Assistant
Department: London Public Health Laboratory
Duration: Permanent, Part Time (approximately 18 hours per week)
Location: 850 Highbury Avenue, London
Compensation Group: OPSEU
Position Status: Internal – Open to PHO employees only
Job Code: Lab Attendant 2 - 15502
Salary: $23.05 - $25.23
Posting Date: December 14, 2012
Closing Date: January 2, 2013
Key Responsibilities Public Health Ontario, London Laboratories, requires a Laboratory Assistant to perform laboratory attendant duties. You will: receive, accession and aliquot specimens; prepare reagents, stains and solutions; process specimens for testing, including centrifuging and separating blood, planting of specimens for bacterial culture, staining of slides for examination, set-up biochemical tests, load analysers etc.; additional responsibilities may include maintaining equipment e.g. incubators and freezers, recording temperature readings, utilizing a computer to look-up data such as patient’s information, stock-keeping, photocopying, faxing and filing.
Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of medical terminology normally acquired through the completion of a medical laboratory technician’s course or related experience; skills to maintain accuracy in a high volume, repetitive work environment; knowledge of and skills to operate technical equipment e.g. centrifuge, bio-safety cabinet; manual dexterity to open specimens, stopper tubes, capped bottles, set-up biochemical tests; knowledge of computers to look-up data; good knowledge of laboratory safety.
Job Status Part Time Regular
Posting date 12/14/2012
Closing date 1/2/2013
City London
Province Ontario [ON]
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