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Medical Laboratory Technician

Mississauga, ON, Canada
August 01, 2021

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Ienas Hamd

Medical Laboratory Technician • 647-***-****

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


Expert in laboratory processes, high-volume testing machines, and record-keeping. Widely educated in genetics, microbiology, immunology, and hematology techniques. Detail-oriented in maintaining excellent laboratory safety records and safe protocols while training others in best practices.

Qualifications Summary

Highly educated with a Master’s degree in microbiology and 3 certifications in laboratory science

Holds wide-ranging knowledge and experience in laboratory protocols and safety procedures.

Expertise in micropipetting, automated extraction methods, and liquid handler instrumentation that utilizes magnetic bead technology for extractions (MGI and Perkin Elmer).

Certified in First Aid, CPR Level C with HCP, and WHMIS.

Skilled in Microsoft Office and medical terminology.

Leadership experience in managing and training shift workers and producing daily high-capacity work output.

Career Experience

Public Health, Ontario, Canada 2020 – Present

Medical Laboratory Attendant 2, Molecular Diagnostics/COVID-19

Transfer samples to the laboratory as required. Log, sort, and label specimens for Pre-Analytics and high-volume testing laboratory. Inactivate the virus before RNA extraction and testing. Process samples on laboratory analyzers. File or discard biological samples. Prepare data and worksheets using the PHO Laboratory information system (LIS). Managed inventory by ordering and tracking supplies.

Served as Team Lead for 5 – 10 employees per shift, providing 24-hour turnaround and 30K capacity workload per day.

Operated EMAG, MGI, CHEMAGIC for analysis of RNA extractions and Janus and Eppendorf methods to prep and aliquot human samples.

Conducted COVID-19 virus testing safely as the primary responsibility.

LifeLabs, Mississauga, Ontario 2020 – Present

Medical Laboratory Technician, Microbiology

Create reagents and controls to guarantee quality control and perform instrument maintenance. Execute automated and manual testing according to regulated procedures. Monitor atmospheric conditions of specific specimen types. Complete equipment maintenance and document results as needed.

Developed expertise with automated microbiology protocols, MEWS, and IntRlab systems.

Ran Panther for identification of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19), Kiestra, MALDI-ToF, Viper, and Vitek methods for identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (ID/AST).

Excelled in a fast-paced environment.

LifeLabs, Mississauga, Ontario 2018 – 2020

Medical Laboratory Assistant, Specimens Management

Accepted and sorted various specimens received from multiple sources such as physicians, hospitals, clinics, and mobile laboratories. Ensured patient information accuracy on samples and paperwork and entered data in the records system. Fixed any inaccuracies or resulting problems from inaccurate paperwork or missing samples. Primed specimens for technical analysis. Implemented maintenance check of laboratory equipment on a weekly and monthly basis. Trained new employees.

Promoted to Medical Laboratory Technician position.

Processed and ensured accuracy on over 300 samples per shift.

Maintained full compliance in the lab on all safety and security policies and regulations

Public Health Ontario Laboratory, Ontario, Canada 2017

Medical Laboratory Technician

Oversaw specimen distribution to specific labs after checking for correct labeling and requisitions. Solved issues with STAT samples, missing materials, and incorrect paperwork. Utilized IMMULITE, RSA, and ARCHITECT devices for testing blood samples. Processed non-respiratory and respiratory infection samples through vortexing, centrifugation, and manual aliquoting in BSC for ELVIS testing. Reported results. Formulated phosphate buffer saline solution and 1% hypochlorite acid for stocking supplies. Observed safe lab protocols and cleaning daily. Collected and prepared positive HIV/HEP test samples for confirmation. Prepped blood specimens for PCR testing and archived samples.

Served in 4 different units: front end processing (DASH), high volume testing (HVT), Virus Isolation, and HIV/HEP.


Medical Laboratory Assistant Training/Technical Diploma

Algonquin Careers Academy, Mississauga, Canada, 2016 – 2017

Honors Distinction

Master of Science in Microbiology/Bacteriology

Al-Mustansiriya University, Iraq, 1998 – 2000

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Al-Anbar University, Iraq 1995 – 1998

Licenses & Certifications

Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT), March 2017

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS), June 2017

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO), June 2021


Arabic, Expert

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