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Laboratory Assistant, COVID Response - LM Labs

White Rock, 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

    13 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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Laboratory Assistant, COVID Response - LM Labs

White Rock, Canada

Laboratory Assistant, COVID Response - Peace Arch Hospital & Eagle Ridge Hospital

LM Labs

 

 

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

 

The Laboratory Assistant, COVID Response performs general laboratory and clerical procedures related to data entry, and the receipt, handling, accessioning, preparation and distribution of laboratory specimens

 


What you’ll do

  • Prepare specimens for testing in accordance with established procedures by performing duties such as centrifugation, aliquoting and loading samples onto specimen racks.
  • Verify COVID-related specimen type according to established procedures, sort and assign laboratory numbers to specimens, in priority according to pre-defined criteria, and apply barcode labels according to established operating procedures.
  • Receive incoming specimens and requisitions and check for accuracy and completeness of information such as personal health number, name, date of birth and COVID-related test required.  Contact physicians or labs for missing information and makes necessary corrections.
  • Process test requisitions by entering patient data into computer systems, issue new patient identification number where required, obtain or clarify missing information, correct errors in patient demographic data and enter corrections into computer systems.  Enter test requests into the Laboratory Information System (LIS).
  • Respond to request for test results, faxes same, as required. 

 

What you bring

  • Grade 12
  • One (1) year's recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

 

You will also have the ability to

  • Keyboard at 35 wpm.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Carry out the physical duties of the position.
  • Organize work.
  • Operate related equipment.

 

What we bring

 

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 professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

 

Job Type: Casual Opportunities Available (until March 31, 2022)
Wage: $24.04 per hour

Location: Peace Arch Hospital & Eagle Ridge Hospital

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 

 

What we do

 

Lower Mainland Laboratories (LM Labs) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories. 

 

LM Labs is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

 

 

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages 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 and LML are committed to employment equity, 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

 

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