Lab Patient Technician-Regular Part-Time Regina 1
LifeLabs
Regina, SK
About Us

At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada! We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 collection centres, 15 laboratories and service over 19 million patients each year.

Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers. With over 5,400 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us.

This is an exciting time to join our LifeLabs team, support numerous initiatives, innovations and best practice.

Do you want to help improve patients’ healthcare outcomes? Now you can. LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services is a proud Canadian company with over 50 years experience. We provide laboratory testing services that help healthcare providers diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease in patients. LifeLabs is currently looking for a Lab Patient Technician to join our team in Regina , Saskatchewan .

As a Lab Patient Technician you will be responsible for the specimen collection process, from greeting patients through to preparation of specimens for transportation. This is an important role in patient care and our business, and will let you see the difference that you make in patients’ lives. This is a Regular Part-Time role suitable for an individual with a flexible schedule, and includes the opportunity to pick up additional shifts at other LifeLabs locations.

Job Purpose:
The Lab Patient Technician is primarily responsible for ensuring the safe, accurate and efficient collection of patient specimens from the initial greeting of the patient, data entry, phlebotomy, ECGs , to the final preparation of specimens for transportation. The Lab Patient Technician is also responsible for performing related tasks to keep the PSC in operational order.

Float and Casual Lab Patient Technicians provide backup to regularly scheduled Lab Patient Technician and Mobile Lab Patient Technicians as required. In addition, the Lab Patient Technician provides input to the Team Supervisor concerning team issues and opportunities for improvement.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Greets patients upon arrival at the PSC, reviews requisitions for accuracy, requests information as required from patients, determines if patients have followed necessary test preparation protocol prior to specimen collection and provides instruction to patients regarding the specimen collection process.
  • Enters into computer required patient demographics, requisition information and any additional information related to the processing of test results.
  • Performs phlebotomies, ECG tracings; alerts physicians of critical ECG values.
  • Performs special test collection i.e. medical/legal drug screens, paternity test, clinical trials and completes all related documentation, as required.
  • Performs tasks in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Receives, sorts and processes incoming specimens from physician offices.
  • Troubleshoots, problem solves and investigates incidents relating to missing specimens or other specimen concerns.
  • Spins blood, separates serum, sorts by department as required.
  • Measures 24-hour urine collections and pours off urine specimens.
  • Prepares specimens for pickup by couriers in accordance with packaging requirements and within the time deadlines.
  • Maintains liaison with doctors’ offices: advises of changes in procedures or operations, responds to routine inquiries; follows up on any requests or problems and reports problems to Supervisor
  • Maintains adequate stock of supplies for PSC and orders as required.
  • Performs and documents routine equipment maintenance and quality control in accordance with established procedures; initiates corrective action as required
  • Prepares maintains manuals and other related files.
  • Reports building maintenance problems to Supervisor or Manager of Facility Services as required.
  • Maintains confidentiality involving any information made available directly or indirectly about clients including physicians, patients, employees and the company.
  • Observes and executes all laboratory safety and security policies and regulations; including location and use of safety equipment, evacuation routes, disposal of contaminated material. • Maintains knowledge of safety/WHMIS and TDG procedures. • Trains and orients of all team members.
  • Assists in problem solving related to workflow and PSC organization and provides input, as required, at team meetings.
  • Performs assigned testing preparation and support procedures and other test related activities as required.
  • Participants in related team functions (i.e. team meetings, special projects, problem solving and decision making.)
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Skills/Qualifications:
  • High school graduation and recent (within past 5 years) completion of a recognized Lab Patient Technician program or equivalent recent (within past 5 years) or an equivalent combination of recent (within past 5 years) education and experience.
  • Recent (within past 5 years) ECG training or experience required.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a Lab Patient Technician.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and public relation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Keyboarding skills with a minimum 40 wpm
  • Ability to relate to patients and doctors often in stressful situations
  • Valid and Class 5 SK Driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Current Driver’s Abstract
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LifeLabs is committed to building an inclusive environment and will provide accommodations in accordance with the AODA – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please indicate in your application any accommodations you will require throughout the recruitment process. Alternatively please contact our corporate offices main line to be directed to a member of the Talent Acquisition team at (416) 675-4530.