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Job Number: J1020-0432

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Technologist, Cytology (BIR)

Department: Br Laboratory

Job Category: Laboratory

Hospital Location: Birchmount

Job Type: Full Time

Number Of Positions: 1

Union: OPSEU Local 575

Hours: Days, Nights


Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at

The completion of this online form serves as your application and will be used to determine if you meet the requirements of this position. Please ensure that you have provided all pertinent information necessary to be considered for this vacancy by the close date.

This position will report primarily to the Laboratory Manager or delegate and as directed by the Charge Histotechnologist and Pathologists regarding technical and clinical matters in providing Laboratory services


• Perform accurate screening, timely evaluation and interpretation of both conventional and liquid based gynecological and non-gynecological smears to detect malignant cells.
• Check each slide for labeling accuracy to ensure clinician receives correct results. Errors must be documented and reported to appropriate personnel for correction
• Review each slide to check overall quality of preparation such as staining intensity and quality, proper cover slipping, and stain artifacts to help insure diagnostic accuracy
• Participate in Quality Improvement, IQMH proficiency testing and accreditation programs in the laboratory which may include the development of new or improved methods and procedures
• Performs quality control for all equipment and troubleshoots malfunctioning instrumentation as necessary
• Maintain documentation as it applies to daily workload, follow-ups, quality assurance and rotation assignment
• The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation


• Graduate of a laboratory technology program recognized by CSMLS
• Completion of a Diagnostic Cytotechnologist certification with the CSMLS with a minimum of 3 years recent related experience in the Cytology department
• Experience with a Laboratory Information System and a Pathology Information System
• Demonstrated current knowledge of cytology laboratory testing, techniques, methods and procedures
• Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures related to laboratory technology
• Well-developed interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
• Ability to work independently, quickly and accurately under stressful conditions with minimal supervision
• Physical ability to carry out the duty of the position
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team
• Demonstrated conflict resolution, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Ability to prioritize issues and workload, and complete assigned work
• Demonstrated ability to demonstrate procedures to other employees and students
• Demonstrates values consistent with SHN′s Code of Conduct and is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation
• Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to SHN's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, and environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area
• Utilize protective equipment provided and identify and reports hazards
• Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community
• Excellent work performance and attendance

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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