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clinical genetics technologist

Source: Job Bank


Kingston, ON


$60.00 to $80.00 hourly (to be negotiated)

Additional Information

  • Work Term: Temporary
  • Work Language: English
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Education: Master's degree
  • Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years

Work site environment

  • Odours
  • Air conditioned
  • Cold/refrigerated
  • Confined spaces

Work setting

  • Hospital medical laboratories


  • Conduct chemical analyses of blood, urine and other body fluids
  • Study blood cells and other tissues
  • Prepare tissue sections for microscopic examinations
  • Establish procedures for analysis of specimens and for medical laboratory experiments
  • Train and supervise staff
  • Perform blood group, type and compatibility tests for transfusion purposes
  • Conduct quality control assessment of testing techniques
  • Set up medical laboratory equipment
  • Log patient samples and prepare them for testing
  • Conduct routine laboratory tests and sample analyses
  • Collect tissue specimens for chemical analysis and record findings
  • Collect blood, tissue or other samples from patients
  • Arrange for radiographic examinations of patients for autopsy
  • Discard specimens according to established safety procedures
  • Supervise and train junior resident pathologists and morgue attendants

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses 

  • Bloodborne pathogens training
  • Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
  • CPR Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate

Area of specialization

  • Clinical chemistry or biochemistry
  • Biochemistry

Security and safety

  • Immunization records
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Criminal record check

Transportation/travel information

  • Valid driver's licence
  • Travel expenses paid by employer

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Repetitive tasks
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Work under pressure
  • Physically demanding

Personal suitability

  • Accurate
  • Client focus
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player
  • Judgement

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?

Workplace information

  • On the road job

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