COVID-19 Immunization Requirements

All APL employees are required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

LAB00007966 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Reporting to the Medical Laboratory Technologist II and III, Supervisor, or Manager, this position is responsible for performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to: routine and specialized laboratory procedures and preparation of specimens. Performs routine bench duties in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures to ensure a high quality, accurate and timely result. Ensures annual competencies are completed within specified timelines. Provides instruction and collects specimens ensuring sample integrity. Performs all quality control and assurance practices and maintains records as required. Operates, maintains and performs troubleshooting on a variety of laboratory instruments to ensure optimal function. Monitors department supply inventory and acts appropriately to maintain. Participates in the validation and assessment of procedures and equipment under the direction of the senior techs and other leaders. Responds appropriately to non-conforming events and unusual situations. Identifies when to refer more complex issues or problems to the immediate Supervisor. Contributes to operational improvements. Collaborates on the preparation of manuals and SOP. Maintains, cleans, decontaminates and organizes work areas based on LEAN Six Sigma principles and SOPs. Maintains awareness and consistently practices all safety precautions and procedures including WHMIS. Enters information into the Laboratory Information System and tracking system. Files, retrieves and discards specimens/blocks /slides with a high degree of accuracy. Participates in the training and orientation of students and staff and evaluates their progress. When assigned, participates in weekend on call rotation for various sites. Provides coverage at other sites as needed. Performs other related duties.


As a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) I, you will be responsible for the daily processing, testing, results analysis and reporting of diagnostic samples within the laboratory department. You will perform a variety of routine and specialized procedures in the processing of specimens used in diagnosis, treatment and research.

  • Classification: Laboratory Technologist I
  • Department: Anatomical Pathology
  • Primary Location: Foothills Medical Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 22-SEP-2021
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 04-OCT-2021
  • Temporary End Date: 07-OCT-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $33.98
  • Maximum Salary: $44.75
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Able to work with exposure to chemicals and gloves. Chemicals may include but not limited to: formalin, xylene, bleach. Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required (i.e. more than 75% of time on the job). Able to lift up to 25lbs. Able to withstand extended periods of sitting, standing, or walking. Any Canadian equivalency to English 30 or 33 or CLBA score of Benchmark 8 completed within the last 6 months. Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Search, satisfactory to APL valid within the last 3 months.

Preferred Qualifications:

Anatomic Pathology experience within the past 10 years. Experience within the last 2 years preferred. Experience with performing cryotomy. Experience grossing up to level IV. Experience collecting and processing renal biopsies. Experience performing and assessing special stains. Basic LIS and Microsoft computer skills.

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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