Medical Laboratory Assistant, Powell River - LM Labs
Provincial Health Services Authority
Powell River, British Columbia
2d ago

Medical Laboratory Assistant

Powell River Hospital, LM Labs, $25.31 per hour

What you’ll do :

  • Receive patients and examine test requisition / s to confirm patient demographics are current, checks for physician's signature, enter demographics into Laboratory Information system, print label indicating patient information such as referring physician, name and test and affixe to requisition.
  • Explain procedure for the 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 ensure 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 prepare 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  • Store analyzed specimens and discard outdated specimens as directed in accordance with established facility procedures.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.

    What you bring :
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 12
  • Successful completion of a recognized Lab Assistant training program .
  • One (1) year's recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • You 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.
  • 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 (09 / 30 / 2021)

    $25.31 per hour

    5000 Joyce Avenue, Powell River BC

    Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

    Monday to Friday; 0700-1500, 0800-1600, 0830-1630

    Requisition Number : 103732

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