As a Laboratory Assistant I, Microbiology Processing you are part of a public health laboratory team responsible performing routine and specialized testing while adhering to laboratory standard operating procedures and laboratory accreditation requirements. You will plan and organize your work responsibilities to receive specimens, perform pre-analytical specimen processing, and distribute specimens for laboratory testing and investigation. Specific accountabilities include: operation of technical equipment, performing quality control procedures, performing equipment maintenance, preparing specimens for storage and transport, assisting with the training of staff and students as required, and providing customer service support to nursing stations, clinics, hospitals, and other health care facilities regarding specimens. You will use your knowledge and demonstrated understanding of quality systems to participate in quality control functions and quality improvement activities. You ensure work processes are carried out with patient and staff safety as a priority. You may be required to perform data entry and specimen processing functions in other areas of the lab.
As a Medical Laboratory Assistant I, you will provide high quality service to clients of the clinical laboratory in an effective, efficient and safe manner. You will be responsible for a variety of laboratory functions including procurement, handling, processing, dispatching and testing of specimens, performing procedures and reporting results.
Classification: Laboratory Assistant I
Union: HSAA FAC PROF/TECH
Department: Microbiology-Bacteriology NPHL
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 12-AUG-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 22-AUG-2020
Temporary End Date: 26-SEP-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $22.73
Maximum Salary: $28.34
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Assistant program.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Completion of a high school diploma. Graduate from a recognized Medical Laboratory Assistant program, which includes specimen handling. Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Office. Knowledge of WHMIS and SDS. Manual dexterity for manipulation of specimens. Must be able to give and follow verbal and written direction in English as well as work independently to organize workflow and identify priorities.
Beaker and Cerner Millennium Lab Information Systems experience. Other competencies: excellent comprehension, verbal, and written skills with attention to detail, critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills, excellent at planning, organizing, prioritizing, and multitasking, strong commitment to customer service support, able to work independently and in a team contributing to a positive work environment. Flexible with the ability to work within an environment of change.