Vacancy Detail
Job Details  * This vacancy is now closed *
Job Title:
Laboratory Assistant

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Laboratory Medicine
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Health Sciences Centre

Health Sciences Centre
Laboratory Services - Specimen Collection
Permanent, Part Time
19259POS 19258POS 22387POS
Hours6 bi-weekly (3 hour days; weekends)
SalaryLX-19 ($20.52 - $24.03 per hour)
Competition Number2019004852
Posted Date16 October 2019
Closing Date23 October 2019

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Laboratory Assistant performs a variety of duties associated with laboratory tests and analyses. Work can involve collecting blood and other specimens from patients, delivering specimens to the laboratory, sorting, recording, centrifuging, preparing specimens for analysis, packaging specimens for transport to other testing locations; receiving testing results, and performing a variety of routine automated and manual tests.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally lifts or moves supplies generally not weighing in excess of 25 lbs and occasional carrying, pushing/pulling and lifting between 25-50 lbs.
Constantly stands, walks and bends or stretches into awkward positions when performing specimen collection procedures with patients.
Constantly there is a requirement for fine finger and precision work when using needles to extract specimens, and when palpating for veins, when entering data into the computer, and preparing specimen labels.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Graduation from a recognized program in Phlebotomy or Medical Laboratory Assistant is required.
Training or experience in basic laboratory techniques is essential.
Current Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) certification as a Medical Laboratory Assistant is required.
Good communication skills are required in the day-to-day interaction with patients, co-workers and technologists.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

Open to male and female applicants. If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health NAPE LX Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health NAPE LX Regional Bargaining Unit.

Apply online at

To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.