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Medical Laboratory Technologist – Squamish General Hospital, LM Labs

Squamish, Canada

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Overview

As a successful candidate, you will be part of a team that processes and analyzes patient samples and produces results that healthcare practitioners rely on to make diagnoses. You will follow established protocols and utilize quality control guidelines to produce accurate laboratory test results. You will collaborate with highly trained colleagues in a technical, ever changing, analytical environment.

  • Job Type: Full-Time, Part-Time,
    Temporary, Casual
  • Job Level: Entry, Mid
  • Travel: Minimal

Success Profile

What does it take to be a successful Laboratory team member at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Consistent
  • Detail-oriented
  • Focused
  • Logical
  • Productive

About Lower Mainland Laboratories

Lower Mainland Laboratories (LM Labs) is a service of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). We are responsible for providing public laboratory services at 31 laboratory sites and 33 patient services centres throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Hospital-based laboratories within Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, Providence Health Care and PHSA provide both inpatient and outpatient laboratory services. Our specialty laboratories provide a variety of reference and specialized testing.

Seventy to eighty percent of clinical decisions are based on laboratory test results. Our highly trained staff are committed to providing the highest quality laboratory services to all our clients. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people, Be compassionate, Dare to innovate, Cultivate partnerships, Serve with purpose.

Testimonials

"Labs often work in the background of our health care system, operating largely behind the scenes and out of sight – to provide the data clinicians need for diagnoses and treatment decisions."

Craig Ivany Chief Provincial Diagnostics Officer, PHSA

"If working in St. Paul’s Anatomical Pathology department has taught me anything throughout the three years of my time working here, above all else, engaging with the highly supportive leadership and team has been essential to my development and growth as a technologist."

Jason Chao Medical Lab Technologist, St Paul's Hospital

"I began my career with PHSA as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, and currently I am a Technical Coordinator. Working at PHSA has allowed me to work with others who are also passionate in delivering the best patient care by providing high quality laboratory results."

Amadea Kristanti Technical Coordinator, BC Children's & Women's Labs

Benefits and Perks

Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.

  • Healthcare

    Extended health and dental benefits

  • Health and wellness programs

    Discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs

  • Professional Development

    Access to more than 2,000 In-House Training Programs

  • Paid Time Off

    12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement

  • Collaboration

    Work within a coordinated provincial lab network

  • Awards & Recognition

    Internal awards programs, such as PHSA+, that recognize the outstanding efforts of our people

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Medical Laboratory Technologist – Squamish General Hospital, LM Labs

Squamish, Canada

 

 

Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, performs laboratory procedures related to the diagnosis of disease and the control of therapy as required by the medical staff for the treatment of patients.

 

In this role, you will: 

  • Obtains blood samples to perform required laboratory tests. Performs technical and analytical procedures on the emergency list using established methods and equipment to generate patient results as required.
  • Distinguishes between normal and abnormal results and notifies the appropriate pathologist according to established laboratory procedures.
  • Ensures proper function of equipment by testing and monitoring its operation. Troubleshoots equipment problems, makes repairs as appropriate, makes decisions to use alternate equipment if available. Reports equipment problems to appropriate Section Head.
  • Sets priorities for the work requested. Maintains quality control records for work performed on the night shift. Participates in the maintenance and evaluation of the Quality Management program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

You are:

  • Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Certified.
  • One year general laboratory experience at the post graduate level; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You have:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to organize work and work without supervision.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform duties of the position. 

If this sounds like you, apply now! 

 

About Us

 

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.

 

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British ColumbiansPHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

 

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

 

 

  • Casual Opportunities
  • Wage: $30.90 to $38.63 per hour
  • Rotating, Rotating
  • 38140 Behrner Dr, Squamish, BC V8B 0J3

 

 

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