Medical Laboratory Assistant
Fraser Valley North, LM Labs, $24.81 per hour
We are looking for talented Medical Laboratory Assistants to join our team at:
Royal Columbian Hospital
Eagle Ridge Hospital
Ridge Meadows Hospital
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 the procedure for the collection of laboratory specimens and responds 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 batches specimens in order of established priorities for distribution to the applicable area.
Store analyzed specimens and discard outdated specimens as directed in accordance with established facility procedures.
What you bring
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 will 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.
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.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
$24.81 per hour
Fraser Valley North Area
Applications will be accepted as per site requirements
Hours of work determined as per operational requirements
What we do
Lower Mainland Laboratories (LML) lmlabs.phsa.ca provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of B.C., including acute care hospital laboratories and and specialty laboratories.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.