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LAB00009080 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Precise, analytical, and detail-oriented, you’re a laboratory assistant with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills that can help put people at ease about what to expect from the lab. After all, laboratory tests and results can provide critical information to diagnosing, maintaining, or improving health. Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) is looking for someone like you for the role of Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) I. From procurement to performing lab processes and procedures safely, efficiently, and effectively, while ensuring all lab data is correctly and accurately recorded and communicated. APL is the new, wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services and is ready to deliver high-quality, responsive diagnostic lab services to Albertans as a part of the provincial healthcare system. With competitive salaries, opportunities for professional development, and comprehensive benefits, you can truly thrive. Make a difference in your own community as you help healthcare professionals and patients get the information that they need to improve, optimize, or maintain health. The Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH) in Lethbridge provides a full suite of healthcare services including the Jack Ady Cancer Centre and serves over 150,000 people. Lethbridge, (population approx. 101,500), located about 212 kilometres southeast of Calgary, is the third-largest city in the province. Featuring K-12 public and Catholic schools, local southern Alberta college campuses, and the only university south of Calgary. Lethbridge has one of North America’s largest urban park systems, and offers and a wide variety of sports centres, museums, and theatres near some of Alberta’s most unique landmarks. Discover the outstanding quality of life for yourself!


As a Medical Laboratory Assistant I, you will provide high quality service to clients of the clinical laboratory in an effective, efficient and safe manner. You will be responsible for a variety of laboratory functions including procurement, handling, processing, dispatching and testing of specimens, performing procedures and reporting results.

  • Classification: Laboratory Assistant I
  • Department: Specimen Receipt &Dispatch CHI
  • Primary Location: Chinook Regional Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.50
  • Posting End Date: 20-JAN-2022
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 30-JAN-2022
  • Temporary End Date: 25-NOV-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 5
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $22.73
  • Maximum Salary: $28.34
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Assistant program or equivalent.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Excellent phlebotomy skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Assistant program or equivalent. Experience working in a hospital setting. Experience collecting macro and micro blood samples. Proficient computer skills with knowledge of Laboratory Information Systems. A valid class 5 driver’s license with no restrictions, or the commitment to acquire one within 3 months of hire (a graduated driver’s license (GDL) will not be accepted).

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Hiring Requirements:

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with APL.

COVID-19 Immunization: Proof of full immunization against COVID-19. Full immunization status is achieved when 14 days have passed after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine. See our Frequently Asked Quesitons for additional information.

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