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Medical Laboratory Assistant, Multi Functional Lab Core Lab - Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

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Medical Laboratory Assistant, Multi Functional Lab Core Lab

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services

Squamish, BC

What you'll do

  • Receive patients and examine test requisition/s to confirm patient demographics are current, check for physician's signature, enter demographics into Laboratory Information system, print label indicating patient information such as referring physician, name and test and affixes to requisition. Explain procedure for collection of laboratory specimens and respond to routine inquiries.
  • Greet, identify and prepare patients for specified tests; collect blood specimens by performing venipuncture and skin puncture in accordance with established procedures, label specimens with required information and ensures safe disposal of sharps and other material as required. Perform routine lab tests such as urine tests for protein and/or glucose using colour coded dip sticks.
  • Prepare specimens such as blood and urine for analysis. Check specimen identification against requisition, identify whether additional tests or special testing is required. Separate serum or plasma from cells by centrifugation and prepares blood films by spreading blood specimen onto slide. Forward to Technologist for analysis.
  • Receive specimens, spin down and split specimens into different containers, sort and label for testing, log data into a computerized database and batch specimens in order of established priorities for distribution to applicable area. Store analyzed specimens and discard outdated specimens as directed in accordance with established facility procedures.
  • Arrange for the shipment of specimens to referral laboratories. Complete forms, package specimens in accordance with safe procedures and regulations outlined in the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. Contact courier, air transport or alternate carriers.
  • Perform routine electrocardiogram testing where required; explain procedure to patient, attach electrodes to patient and operates electrocardiograph in accordance with established procedures. Check results for normal/abnormal readings, monitor and document data such as position of patient, physical reactions and number of leads used to assist physician in interpreting data.
  • Answer telephones, takes and relays messages, page laboratory and medical staff as required, relay test results, slot patients into available appointments and makes arrangements for patient testing. Respond to general enquiries from patients, nursing wards or external facilities or refers calls of a specific nature to appropriate personnel.
  • Key a variety of data into computerized databases/on-line systems such as billing information and laboratory results; print off various reports, labels, blood collection lists, etc. as required. Sort, file and distribute laboratory reports upon request.
  • Maintain work area by methods such as cleaning blood collection baskets, wiping down counters/work benches with disinfectant, identify depleting stock and notifies supervisor for order placements.
  • Maintain sufficient levels of stationery supplies according to predetermined levels; identify depleted items, complete internal requisitions to order replacement items, verify receipt of items by comparing order to purchase order and stock shelves.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

Qualifications

  • 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.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Ability to type 25 wpm.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • 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 of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, 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: Casual
Wage:
$29.27/hour
Location: 38140 Behrner Drive, Squamish BC, V8B 0J3
Hours of Work: Rotating, 0600-1400, 0730-1530, 0800-1600, 1000-1800
Requisition #
167354E

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 equity in our hiring and employment practices. With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment. We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

One of PHSA's North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya'kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at indigenous.employment@phsa.ca .

Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples. These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of June 17 th , 2024. 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.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About PHSA

Canada's first provincial health services authority. Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC. PHSA's primary role is to ensure that BC residents have access to a coordinated network of high-quality specialized health care services. PHSA operates provincial programs including BC Children's Hospital, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, BC Emergency Health Services, BC Cancer, BC Centre for Disease Control and BC Transplant. It is also responsible for specialized provincial health services like chest surgery and trauma services, which are delivered in a number of locations in the regional health authorities.

Industry

Government Health Care

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-10

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