Allergy Technologist - Allergy Clinic, BC Children's Hospital
Casual Opportunities Available
Under the supervision of the Division Head (Allergy) or designate, and supported by the Administrative Manager (or designate) of the Pediatric Medicine Program, the Allergy Technologist performs technical work and specialized testing in the Allergy Clinic, involving clinical test procedures, specimen procurement, lung function tests, and ascertainment of patient data and patient education as per established policies and procedures.
What you’ll do
Calibrate spirometer and nebulizers for inhalation challenges and performs tests of forced expiratory breathing (spirometer). Record data according to ATS guidelines.
Assist in the preparation of patient charts for upcoming clinics by filling charts with pertinent requisitions for their possible testing. Order any special drugs and vaccines as required.
Obtain patient data such as height and weight and complete the appropriate standardized questionnaire.
Perform exercise and inhalation challenge tests.
Order and prepare test materials and perform skin testing on patients. Measure the size of any welts that appear and compare them to a negative and positive control to ensure test is accurate.
What you bring
Certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).
Graduation from a recognized program in Medical Laboratory Technology, plus one (1) year of recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Graduation from an accredited program in Medical Terminology.
Current CPR course.
You have the ability to:
Communicate with children of all ages and to be comfortable performing procedures on children.
Communicate with parents to alleviate anxiety associated with procedures.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Organize workload and set priorities.
Operate the hospital computer system and related equipment.
Physically perform the duties of the position.
Perform procedures assigned using your technical knowledge and competence.
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.
Wage: $30.82 to $38.45 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver
Requisition Number: 87489
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) bcchildrens.ca, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.
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.