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Medical Lab Technologist, Molecular Genetics - PFT - All Sites - Toronto, Ontario

Medical Laboratory Technologist, Molecular Genetics 

Posting#:         911457
Union:              OPSEU
Site:                 Laboratory Medicine Program – All Sites
Department:      Molecular Genetics
Reports to:        Manager
Hours:               37.5 hours per week
Wage range:      $32.99 to $44.22 Per Hour. Start rate non-negotiable.
Status:              Permanent Full-Time 
Shifts:               All Shifts; 24/7
Posted Date:      July 5, 2023
Closing Date:     Until Filled                  

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of ground breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. 

Position Summary

Join UHN's Laboratory Medicine Program, Canada's largest hospital diagnostic lab and a global leader in academic labs. With over 30 million tests per year and 1,300 outpatients served daily, we are at the forefront of pathology and clinical testing. Embrace innovation and contribute to ground-breaking research, education, and exemplary service. Join our dynamic team of 700 dedicated staff and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of laboratory medicine.

The division of Laboratory Medicine Program specializes in Molecular Genetics. As a valued member of TeamLMP, you will play a key role in performing laboratory procedures for all disciplines and functions.


  • Ensuring the completion of assigned workload
  • Operating, troubleshooting and maintaining cleanliness of laboratory equipment and work area
  • Preparing written and electronic reports required to document procedures and test results
  • Participating in teaching, educational, safety and quality improvement programs
  • Observing and understanding Hospital and departmental policies and procedures
  • Adhering to Hospital and departmental mission and value statements while maintaining patient confidentiality
  • Performing cross-functional duties, as assigned, or requested
  • Performing other duties related to and consistent with the job classification, as required


  • Completion of a recognized MLT - Molecular Genetics program; preferred
  • Current registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists (CMLTO) required, further specialization in Molecular Genetics preferred 
  • Current clinical laboratory experience in Molecular Genetics preferred
  • Demonstrates ability to develop skill and knowledge in all areas of the laboratory (on-the-job experience)
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of laboratory procedures, instruments, equipment and special techniques (on-the-job experience), in assigned area
  • Excellent problem recognition and problem solving-skills
  • Effective time management skills; ability to organize work and set priorities
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work accurately under stressful conditions
  • Knowledge of applicable Hospital and departmental policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols and practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education                  
  • Ability to coach technical staff

Why join UHN?

In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP
  • Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.  Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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