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||Hamilton Public Health Laboratory
||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 Title: Laboratory Assistant
Department: Hamilton Public Health Laboratory
Duration: Temporary – 6 months
Hours: 36.25 hours per week
Location: 250 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton
Compensation Group: OPSEU
Position Status: Internal – Open to PHO employees
Job Code: Lab Attendant 2 – 15502 classification
Salary: $23.05 - $25.23per hour
Job ID: 13-0019
Posting Date: May 13, 2013
Closing Date: May 28, 2013
Public Health Ontario (PHO) requires a Laboratory Assistant for the Hamilton Public Health Laboratory 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, 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, autoclave, bio-safety cabinet; manual dexterity to open specimens, stopper tubes, capped bottles, knowledge of computers to look-up data; good knowledge of laboratory safety.