Laboratory Assistant / Data Entry Clerk
St. Paul’s Hospital, LM Labs, Vancouver BC, $24.81 per hour
What you’ll do
Receive patients by methods such as examining test requisitions to confirm patient demographics, checking for physician’s signature, and entering demographics into the computer system. Print labels indicating patient information such as referring Physician, name and test, and affixing to requisition. Explain procedures for collection of laboratory specimens and respond to routine inquiries.
Collect 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.
Prepare 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.
Process specimens by methods such as receiving specimens, sorting and labeling for testing, logging data into the computer database, and batching specimens for distribution. Store specimens according to established procedures.
Perform 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.
Print items such as labels, computer generated blood collection lists and various reports by entering information into the computer system. Sort, file, and distribute laboratory reports to physicians and nursing staff as requested.
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
1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Rotating Days; Rotating Hours
Requisition Number: 96001/96044
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.