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Cytotechnologist 2, Cervical Cancer Screening Laboratory - Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

Full Time
12 days ago
Cytotechnologist 2, Cervical Cancer Screening Laboratory

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

Vancouver, BC

What you'll do
  • Perform gynecological cytology screening in accordance with established procedures and workload expectations, including independent signing out of specimens with negative results, by performing duties such as viewing slides, checking for abnormalities, marking areas of interest and flagging of cases for review.
  • Record interpretation results on computerized forms for all screened cases.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in Cytotechnology through methods such as reviewing relevant literature, consulting with other professionals and attending relevant education programs as requested and/or approved.
  • Maintain knowledge of current procedures through methods such as reviewing written reporting rules and updates.
  • Participate in the lab safety awareness projects and maintain a safe and healthy workstation environment by following established safety procedures.

What you bring

  • Certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences (CSMLS) as a Cytotechnologist.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of Cytotechnology, plus three (3) months' recent, related gynecological cytology screening experience or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.

You will also have the ability to:
  • Concentrate on microscope work in a demanding environment for many hours at the time.
  • Operate related equipment and use related software.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory quality management procedures.
  • 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).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: 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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $35.62 to $44.47 per hour

Location: 686 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V5Z 1G1
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; 0600-1400, 0700-1500, 0800-1600
Requisition # 140348

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

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories.

PLMS 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:

PHSA and PLMS Labs 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.

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