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Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc. - Toronto, ON

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NOC: 3212
Reports to: Director of Operations
Type: Part-Time up to 37.5 hrs. /week (fixed-term of 6 months)
Location: HICL Head office is located in Toronto

Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc. (HICL) is presently recruiting for the role of Technician to join our Medical Laboratory Referral Network (LRN) division.

If you have experience in specimen handling, can prioritize and multi-task, are looking for an opportunity in a challenging, fast-paced and team-oriented work environment with a leading local organization as well as possess core competencies to succeed in this role - this opportunity will appeal to you!


The Technician processes medical laboratory specimens for referral to reference laboratories and reports examination findings to client hospitals, laboratories and/or organizations


  • Receive, sort, accession and process specimens, including aliquoting and splitting.
  • Label and document packaging of specimens for transport according to directions and recommended procedures.
  • Perform housekeeping functions as per schedule.


Education: MLA required.

Background of Experience: Prior experience working in a laboratory or healthcare environment preferred (new graduates will be considered). Knowledge of medical terminology is a must.

Skills/Competencies: Excellent English language skills (written and spoken), attention to detail and a high-level of accuracy. Good computer skills, including use of the Microsoft Office Suite. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook. Good interpersonal skills.

We would like to thank all candidates for expressing their interest. Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. HICL is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply in confidence by December 24, 2012


Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc. (also known as HICL, In-Common Laboratories and In-Common Labs) is a private, not-for-profit Ontario based corporation, governed by a skills-based Board of Directors, since 1967. HICL is Canada’s only national lab referral coordination network. Many clients do not perform all tests that may be ordered by a doctor, hence the need for a referral service. HICL does not perform lab tests, rather has access to world-class hospital testing facilities, within its referral network. Over 450 Canadian and international clients and their patients, benefit by having HICL be responsible for an end-to-end brokerage service for their lab tests. The Medical Laboratory Referral Network (LRN) manages all the logistics related to the referral of laboratory tests for medical, nutritional, occupational, and pharmaceutical testing procedures to specific accredited hospital reference labs, each having a site specific agreement related to services, expectations and pricing. HICL provides value-added services that extend the professional, technical and production expertise of hospital laboratories to the benefit of the entire health care community. In return, clients are offered the highest quality laboratory services at affordable, cost-effective rates.

Our Mission is to enhance, through innovation and partnerships, access to laboratory services that promote and support the hospital lab system.

Our Values of Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation and Inspiration describe our behaviour in the support of our nation’s hospital labs and its patients.

Our Vision is to provide a consolidated referral system, managed with quality and integrity, to healthcare professionals and others, needing comprehensive lab services for patients.