Medical Laboratory Assistant - Laboratory
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Nanaimo, BC, CA
3d ago
  • In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone;
  • as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

    The Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Medical Genetics (LMPMG) is committed to enhancing patient care through the provision of consistently high quality laboratory services.

    Reporting to the Team Leader, Chief Technologist or designate the Medical Laboratory Assistant performs laboratory procedures and related clerical duties.

    This includes blood and other specimen collection, preparing samples for analysis, distribution and storage of samples, performing laboratory tests such as urinalysis using colour-coded dipsticks and performing Electro Cardiogram (ECG) testing where required.

    Travel may be a requirement of this position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority in accordance with the service assignment and may require the use of a personal vehicle.

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    Education, Training And Experience

    Grade 12, successful completion of a recognized Laboratory Assistant training program plus one (1) year of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    Valid BC Class 5 Vehicle Licence.

    Skills And Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to type at 25 wpm.
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