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BC Childrens Hospital

Allergy Technologist, Outpatient Allergy - BC Children's Hospital

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Allergy Technologist, Outpatient Allergy

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC

What you'll do

  • Calibrate spirometer and nebulisers for inhalation challenges and performs tests of forced expiratory breathing (spirometer). Records data according to ATS guidelines.
  • Assist in the preparation of patient charts for upcoming clinics by filling charts with pertinent requisitions for their possible testing. Order any special drugs, vaccines as required.
  • Obtain patient data such as height and weight and completes appropriate standardized questionnaire.
  • Perform exercise and inhalation challenge tests.
  • Order and prepare test materials and performs skin testing on patients. Measure the size of any welts that appear and compares them to a negative and positive control to ensure test is accurate.
  • Order and prepare materials for and performs drug challenge tests (e.g. Venom, Vaccine). Perform intradermal testing of multiple dilutions.
  • Provide education to parents and children regarding environmental control measures and delivery of inhaled medication by distributing written material and through discussion.
  • Provide education to parents and children regarding avoidance of foods, drugs and venoms in life threatening allergy, use and indications of rescue injection therapy and access to community resources to assist problem management.
  • Order additional clinical supplies and samples for the Allergy Clinic as required through Peoplesoft e.g. needles
  • Assist in the preparation of clinic statistics for decision support and billing purposes.
  • Perform and documents maintenance of equipment as scheduled. Recognize and report malfunctions in equipment.
  • Provide input in the development and maintenance of policy and procedures for assigned work area and making recommendations for changes.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

Qualifications

  • Certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).
  • Graduation from a recognized program in Medical Laboratory Technology, plus one (1) year recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Graduation from an accredited program in Medical Terminology
  • Current CPR course.

You will also have

  • Ability to communicate with children of all ages and to be comfortable in performing procedures on children.
  • Ability to communicate with parents to alleviate anxiety associated with procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize workload and set priorities.
  • Technical knowledge and competence to perform procedures assigned.
  • Ability to operate hospital computer system and related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).

Job Type: Casual
Wage:
$36.69 - $45.81/hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 16:00, 8:30 - 16:30
Requisition #
162257E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

About BC Childrens Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is a leader in general and specialized pediatric services, and is the province’s foremost teaching and research facility for child health.

Industry

Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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