Medical Technologist II- Histocompatibility- Vancouver General Hospital Labs
Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services
Vancouver, BC What you'll do
What you bring
- Collect and receive a variety of specimens by methods such as reviewing requirements on requisitions, collecting specimens from patient according to established procedures, receiving, labeling and documenting specimens from various areas within the facility and/or patients and following established safety measures to maintain the integrity of the specimen during the collection, preparation, transport, processing and storage stages.
- Perform routine and/or complex tests as well as additional procedures and techniques in designated laboratory areas by performing functions such as following established guidelines and methods, utilizing automated instruments or manual techniques, validating tests performed by checking results for probable outcomes, entering patient results into a computerized system and referring questionable results to supervisor for direction in accordance with departmental standards and industry guidelines for additional procedures.
- Prepare a variety of solutions, reagents, standards and controls by methods such as identifying requirements, gathering appropriate solutions, chemicals and/or ingredients and measuring ingredients according to prescribed instructions for use in testing procedures.
- Set up, calibrate and maintain a variety of laboratory instruments by performing duties such as following established cleaning procedures at prescribed intervals and running calibrators, standards and controls to ensure all test results are precise and accurate.
- Perform quality control within assigned area by methods such as identifying instrument malfunction and/or out of control test results, taking and documenting all corrective action and notifying supervisor or designated personnel of unresolved problems following established protocols.
- Prepare specimens for transport to other facilities by methods such as packaging items, completing related transport forms in accordance with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and Transportation of Dangerous Goods guidelines.
- Maintain a clean and safe work area by wiping down items such as laboratory equipment, work surfaces and benches according to established procedures and storing items in appropriate areas.
- Respond to enquiries on items such as collection procedures and test results by methods such as retrieving information from manuals as well as computerized patient files and relaying information as appropriate.
- Current registration with the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists.
- Current registration as a Registered Technologist (General) with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences, plus two (2) years of recent, related laboratory experience including one year of experience related to the area of the Additional Procedure and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
You will also have
What we bring
- Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Ability to deal with others effectively in a supportive and positive manner.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
- 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.).
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).
$32.07 - $40.10/hour Location:
899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1M9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 07:00-15:00/08:00-16:00 based on workload
135915E 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.