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Medical Laboratory Assistant - BC Centre for Disease Control, LM Labs

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
A month ago

Medical Laboratory Assistant

BC Centre for Disease Control, LM Labs, Vancouver, $24.33 per hour

What you'll do
  • Prepare specimens for testing in accordance with established procedures by performing duties such as preparing smears, staining and coverslipping slides, centrifugation, aliquoting (subsampling), and loading samples onto specimen racks.
  • Verify that specimens meet acceptable identification criteria and verify specimen type according to established procedures, sort and assign laboratory numbers to specimens, in priority according to pre-defined criteria, and apply barcode labels according to established operating procedures.
  • Prepare culture media and stock solutions by performing duties such as weighing dehydrated media and chemicals, dissolving in water or other solvents, measuring Ph and adjusting as required, and sterilizing by filtration or autoclaving.
  • Receive incoming specimens and requisitions and check for accuracy and completeness of information such as personal health number, name, date of birth and tests required. Contact physicians or labs for missing information and make necessary corrections.
  • Process test requisitions by entering patient data into computer systems, issue new patient identification number where required and identify duplicate record problems, obtain or clarify missing or questionable information, correct errors and omissions in patient demographic data and enter corrections into computer systems. Enter test requests into the Laboratory Information System (LIS).

What you bring
  • Grade 12
  • Successful completion of a recognized Lab Assistant training program
  • One year's recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Ability to type 25 WPM.

What's in it for you

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 and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Temporary, Full-Time (from March 2020 to February 2021)
Wage: $24.33 per hour
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Monday to Friday; Daytime Hours
Requisition Number: 99249

What we do

Lower Mainland Laboratories (LML) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of B.C., including acute care hospital laboratories and and specialty laboratories.

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.

Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, coordinates 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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of March 09, 2020. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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Labor Agreement Facilities Subsector Requisition # 92249-2338131 Work Site 655 West 12th Ave, Vancouver Job Type Temporary, Full-Time Temporary Duration 12 Months Salary/Rate $24.33 / Hour FTE 1.00 Hours of Work Mon-Fri 0700-1500, 0800-1600, 0900-1700 Work Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Expiry Date 01-May-2020

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