Laboratory Assistant/Data Entry Clerk
Mount St. Joseph Hospital, Vancouver, BC, $24.81 per hour
What you’ll do
Receives patients and examines test requisition/s to confirm patient demographics are current, checks for physician's signature, enters demographics into Laboratory Information system, prints label indicating patient information such as referring physician, name and test and affixes to requisition. Explains procedure for collection of laboratory specimens and responds to routine inquiries.
Collects blood specimens from patients for tests by methods such as identifying patients, performing venipuncture and skin puncture, labeling specimens with required information and disposing of sharps.
Prepares specimens such as blood and urine for analysis by performing duties such as checking specimen identification and requisition, identifying whether additional tests or special testing is required, separating serum or plasma from cells by centrifugation, and preparing blood films.
Processes specimens by methods such as receiving specimens, sorting and labeling for testing, logging data into the computer database, and batching specimens for distribution. Stores specimens according to established procedures.
Performs receptionist duties such as answering telephones, taking and relaying messages, paging laboratory and medical staff, relaying test results, slotting patients into appointments and making arrangements for patient testing.
Prints items such as labels, computer generated blood collection lists and various reports by entering information into the computer system. Sorts, files and distributes laboratory reports to physicians and nursing staff as requested.
Maintains work area by methods such as cleaning blood collection baskets, wiping baskets, wiping down counters and work benches with disinfectant, identifying depleting stock and notifying supervisor for order replacements.
Responds to general inquiries from patients, nursing units, or external facilities by answering telephone calls, taking messages and referring calls as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
What you bring
Completion of Grade 12.
Successful completion of a recognized Lab Assistant training program.
One year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Ability to type 25 wpm.
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.
Regular Part-Time (0.73 FTE)
3080 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Stats; 0630 - 1130 / 1600 - 0000
Requisition Number: 97423
What we do
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.
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.
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