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MTS Level 5 - Medical Laboratory Assistant - Department of Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department of Diagnostic Services
MTS Level 5 - Medical Laboratory Assistant
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$52,265 to $57,551 per annum, as per CUPE 1870


As soon as possible to July 15, 2022 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements)

The Clinical Pathology Laboratory at the Atlantic Veterinary College requires a Medical Laboratory Assistant to provide primarily technical support with some clerical duties.


  • Assists with sample analysis in the areas of hematology, chemistry cytology, and urinalysis
  • Performs general equipment checks and maintenance
  • Prepares/stores reagents, solutions, and stains to specifications
  • Transports biological and other hazardous materials to Central Services and performs disinfection procedures according to standard operating procedures and CL2 requirements
  • Enters laboratory samples into Laboratory Information Management System.
  • Prepares referral samples for shipping to referral laboratories in North America. Packages samples according to Transportation of Dangerous Goods guidelines
  • Enters referral results into the Laboratory Information Management System (LMS) and has results verified by a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT)
  • Answer telephones and responds to callers’ requests and inquiries
  • Maintains File room by filing reports, packaging reports for long term storage, preparing papers for shredding, and maintaining faxing lists and supplies for the photocopier
  • Assists in updating procedures and protocols, as well as other reference information and communications
  • Opens mail and distributes to appropriate areas
  • Photocopies, scans, emails, and faxes reports as required
  • Other duties as required


  • Successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma from College recognized by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
  • Successful completion of national CSLMS certification examination
  • Must be registered with the CSMLS as a certified laboratory assistant
  • Must have two years of technical experience in a medical/diagnostic laboratory
  • Must have keyboarding experience


Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.