The Laboratory Assistant, Central Lab Services performs general laboratory and clerical procedures related to the collecting and accessioning of blood specimens for analysis by technologists.
In this role, you will:
Perform venipuncture and micro blood collections from patients, collecting specimens according to the requirements of tests as indicated in requisitions.
Process test requisitions by entering patient data into computer systems, issue new patient identification number where required and identifies 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).
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.
Perform sweat collection.
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.
Completion of Grade 12
Successful completion of a recognized Laboratory Assistant training program
One year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
You have the ability to:
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Deal with others effectively.
Operate keyboard, perform data entry, use word processing and email.
Type 25 wpm.
Work independently and in cooperation with others.
Operate related equipment.
Physically carry out the duties of the position.
If this sounds like you, apply now!
Lower Mainland Laboratories is a service of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), responsible for providing public laboratory services throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Hospital-based laboratories in Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, Providence Health Care and PHSA provide both inpatient and outpatient laboratory services. These specialty laboratories provide a variety of reference and specialized testing.
LM Labs and C&W are programs of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Temporary, Part-Time (0.50 FTE until January 2021)
Wage: $24.33 per hour
Rotating Days; 7.5-hour rotating shifts between 0600-1800, 1300-2400, 2300-0800 hours
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver
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