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Title Laboratory Assistant 2
Program Timmins Public Health Laboratory
Job ID 14-0273
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, PHO 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 PHO, visit www.publichealthontario.ca.
Position Details Position Title: Laboratory Assistant 2
Department: Timmins Public Health Laboratory
Duration: Temporary Part Time (3 months)
Location: 67 Wilson Avenue, Timmins
Compensation Group: OPSEU
Position Status: OPEN
Salary: $24.18 - $26.97 hourly
Job ID: 14-0273
Posting Date: August 12, 2014
Closing Date: August 26, 2014

Position Summary:

Public Health Ontario requires a Laboratory Assistant for the Timmins Public Health Laboratory, to perform laboratory attendant duties. Hours of work may vary with available work.

Key Responsibilities You will: receive, accession and aliquot specimens; prepare reagents, stains and solutions; process specimens for testing which will include environmental samples, centrifugation and separating blood, planting bacterial culture, preparation and staining of slides for examinations, 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; chemical fumehood; manual dexterity to open specimens, stopper tubes, capped bottles, knowledge of computers to look-up data; good knowledge of laboratory safety.

Education and Experience Your cover letter and resume must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications and competencies of the position.

You should receive a response acknowledging your application to this position.

Thank you for your interest in this position, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please continue to view our website for new career opportunities with the Public Health Ontario.

Posting date 8/12/2014
Closing date 8/26/2014
City Timmins
Province Ontario [ON]
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