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About this role:

Calian Health is seeking Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT) for the outpatient clinic located on Canadian Forces Base CFB Edmonton.

Medical Laboratory Technologists perform a variety of laboratory tests and procedures to assist physicians in diagnosing, monitoring, treating and preventing disease. The laboratory tests include chemistry, hematology and immunology. MLT’s see patients on a walk-in basis.

All MLTs must, as a minimum, have:

  1. a Diploma from a recognized Medical Laboratory Technology program;

  2. a Certificate of registration as a Medical Laboratory Technologist with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS), with the exception of Quebec (see #3), and have a license from, or be registered with the provincial or territorial regulatory organization in the province of practice (where applicable); and

  3. CSMLS certification is accepted in most of Canada, with the exception of Quebec (which does not require CSMLS). In fact, CSMLS certification is the entry-level requirement for medical laboratory technologists in all of the regulated provinces (AB, SK, NL, MB, ON, NB and NS).

  4. a Certificate of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider or equivalent such as Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) Level C.


The MLT will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with Laboratory Information System(s) and performing laboratory tests including, but not limited to, Hematology, Urinalysis, Chemistry, and Phlebotomy.


The required tasks for this occupational group include the following:

  1. perform, communicate and record diagnostic procedures;

  2. interact with patients, provide patient instruction, and collect specimens for analysis while maintaining the sample integrity standard;

  3. perform venipuncture;

  4. recognize and assess unusual or abnormal findings and notify the laboratory specialist. Abnormal is defined as any deviation to the norm, average, or expected;

  5. perform and document quality control tests daily on each analyzer;

  6. operate, maintain and perform troubleshooting on all laboratory instruments to ensure their functioning;

  7. monitor and order department supply inventory;

  8. perform validation testing and procedure validation on equipment;

  9. enter patient and specimen data into the Laboratory Information System and log sheets;

  10. investigate and locate missing or inaccurate information on requisitions;

  11. retrieve results from internal or external sources and perform additional reflex tests. Reflex tests are follow-up testing automatically initiated when certain test results are observed in the laboratory and used to clarify or elaborate on primary test results;

  12. label and centrifuge all collected samples and separate some samples for external testing;

  13. measure body fluid collection pour off and send out samples for further testing such as 24 hours urine collection;

  14. process specimens including labelling samples as diagnostic or infectious, packaging samples in accordance with Transport of Dangerous Good (TDG) regulations, preparing waybills for transportation, and data entry. Maintain records according to TDG regulations;

  15. answer telephone inquiries such as testing times, results and nature of samples for patient specimens;

  16. collect and process samples based on the priority of requested testing such as immediate or routine;

  17. sort and distribute results, requisitions and specimens via courier and postal services including faxing reports, photocopying requisitions and documents, and preparing transportation buckets;

  18. clean and tidy laboratory work area and all laboratory equipment;

  19. language of work may be French and/or English, depending on geographic location; and

  20. other associated tasks relevant to this occupational group

Type of Assignment:

We're seeking Medical Laboratory Technicians available part time up to 37.5 hours per week.

The clinic is open from 7:30 am to 4pm. There is no evening or weekend work required.

Who is Calian Health:

Calian Health is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian Health employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

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