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Laboratory Assistant, Fraser Canyon Hospital- Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) - Hope

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Hope, BC
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Full Time
5 days ago
Laboratory Assistant, Fraser Canyon Hospital

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

Hope

You are a Laboratory Assistant with exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate with clients and in team environments. Lower Mainland Labs is hiring laboratory assistants to join their team at Fraser Canyon Hospital - learn about what it's like to work in Hope!

"The most rewarding aspect of my job is being able to use my laboratory knowledge to help local patients in Hope, many who are known personally in our small and tight knit community. I also enjoy the comradery that is felt between the lab team and other allied health professionals working at the Fraser Canyon Hospital. Every month or two an engagement activity is planned for all staff working at the hospital. Activities include snowshoeing, skiing, paddle boarding, and kayaking to name a few. This builds a sense of belonging within the Fraser Canyon Hospital health professional team. Seeing your coworkers outside of the workplace creates a stronger relationship for those times within the workplace. A variety of professionals attend these events." - Elizabeth Soares, Site Supervisor, Fraser Canyon Hospital

What you'll do

The Laboratory Assistant works with the laboratory team at the Fraser Canyon Hospital, as part of Lower Mainland Labs services. The role is responsible for technical work involved in the duties associated with laboratory test procedures, and also performs clerical duties and equipment maintenance. Regular duties include:
  • Collect blood and other specimens and label with relevant information according to Fraser Health policies. This includes sweat collections, breath collections, capillary gases, venous and capillary blood samples, and other specimens as required.
  • Assist in the collection of fine needle aspirations by providing clerical support.
  • Prepare specimen for analysis by centrifuging, aliquoting, and distributing specimens by priority including Microbiology, Pathology and Cytology specimens and assisting with gross exams. Stain, mount, and label slides.
  • Perform clerical duties as required including computer data entry for patient information and tests. Communicate test results to designated parties and handle inquiries from other health team members.
  • Clean, operate and maintain equipment such as temperature checks on fridges, incubators, autoclaves and water bath. Inform appropriate staff of problems with equipment as per established
    procedure.
  • Prepare reagents, media, and specimen collection material and distribute as required. Receive, store and ship specimens and other materials. Prepare, handle, and transport specimens for preanalytical
    and post-analytical storage, including discarding specimens as per accepted protocols.
  • Load specimens for analysis on barcode enhanced automated and semi-automated equipment only.


What you bring

  • Grade 12, successful completion of a recognized Lab Assistant training program plus one year's recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


You will have the ability to:
  • Type 25 wpm.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position
  • Organize work.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commit 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).
  • Demonstrate 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.).


As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have:

  • 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.
  • 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: Casual

Wage: $28.17 per hour

Location: 1275 7th Avenue, RR 4, Hope V0X 1L4

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Rotating; 1200-2000, 1300-2100, 1400-2200, 1500-2300, 1600-0000. Sleep rooms are available at the hospital for night shifts and arrangements can be made for laboratory assistants staying for longer periods of time.

Requisition # CASMLAFCH

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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and PLMS 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.
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