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Lower Mainland Laboratories is a service of the Provincial Health Services Authority, responsible for providing public laboratory services throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Hospital-based laboratories in Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health Authority, Providence Health Care and Provincial Health Services Authority provide both inpatient and outpatient laboratory services. 

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 Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

Medical Technologist 1
Reference #69060
Regular Part Time 0.60 FTE (22.5 hours per week)
Wage: $28.62 to $35.69 per hour
Whistler Health Centre

Whistler, BC

Within the context of a client service culture, and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, policies, procedures and the vision and values of the organization, this position works in a team based environment and under general supervision of the Technical Supervisor, Chief Technologist or other designated personnel performs a variety of routine and/or complex tests utilizing manual procedures and automated instruments within a designated laboratory area. Position is also responsible for functions such as greeting patients, collecting and/or receiving specimens, entering data into a computerized laboratory system, validating and reporting test results, maintaining instruments and preparing solutions and control agents in accordance with established procedures and safety standards. Participates in departmental training programs in chemistry, haematology, blood transfusion and other related areas with a view to learning new/existing tests and procedures for use in the Laboratory.

Example of Duties and Accountabilities

  • Collects and receives a variety of specimens by methods such as reviewing requirements on requisitions, collecting blood and/or semen specimens from patient according to established procedures, receiving, labelling and documenting specimens from various areas within the facility and/or patients and following established safety measures to maintain the integrity of the specimen during the collection, preparation, transport, processing and storage stages.  
  • Performs routine and/or complex laboratory tests by performing functions such as following established guidelines and methods, utilizing automated instruments or manual techniques, validating tests performed by checking results for probable outcomes, entering patient results into a computerized system and referring questionable results to supervisor for direction in accordance with established policies and procedures. 
  • Sets up, calibrates and maintains a variety of laboratory instruments by performing duties such as following established cleaning procedures at prescribed intervals and running calibrators, standards and controls to ensure all test results are precise and accurate. 
  • Performs quality control within assigned area by methods such as identifying instrument malfunction and/or out of control test results, taking and documenting corrective actions following established protocols and requesting assistance from supervisor, Chief Technologist or designate personnel if unable to resolve problem. 
  • Prepares a variety of solutions, reagents, standards and controls by methods such as identifying requirements, gathering appropriate solutions, chemicals and/or ingredients and measuring ingredients according to prescribed instructions for use in testing procedures 


Education, Training, and Experience

Certified by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science and basic core laboratory training. 

Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of knowledge of laboratory procedures and techniques including quality control. 
  • Basic knowledge of research process and methodology. 
  • Basic knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care using point of care instrumentation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. 
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. 
  • Skill in the operation of related equipment and in techniques appropriate to the designated area of the laboratory.

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