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 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 Laboratory Technologist 1 (Hematology)
Wage: $28.62 to $35.69 per hour
BC Children's and Women's Hospital + Health Centre
4500 Oak Street
The Medical Laboratory Technologist, Hematology performs technical work involved in specimen analysis, microscopy, coagulation testing and specimen procurement in the Hematology subsection of General Laboratory Services Division. As well, the Medical Laboratory Technologist evaluates and verifies results, and prepares related reports.
Example of Duties and Accountabilities
- Participates in day-to-day work activities by performing manual and automated procedures in assigned work area. Notifies the supervisor of any malfunctions, abnormal results and other irregularities. Evaluates and verifies results and takes follow up action of any unexpected results according to established procedures. Enters analytical data into the Laboratory Information System.
- Responds to requests and inquiries for tests. Seeks direction as required from the Supervisor, Assistant Head Technologist or Head Technologist as appropriate.
- Performs all related functions required for the production of final reports such as preparing, testing and assessing quality control results prior to release of clinical results, troubleshoots sample adequacy and prepares dilutions as required according to established procedures.
- Sets up, calibrates, and operates laboratory equipment. Performs and documents maintenance of laboratory equipment as scheduled. Recognizes and reports malfunctions in equipment.
- Participates in quality assurance programs in the various sections through methods such as gathering data on turnaround times (TAT) for test procedures, and monitoring performance and quality indicators. Reports occurrences according to policy and procedures.
Education, Training and Experience
- Certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).
- Graduation from a recognized program in Medical Laboratory Technology, plus one (1) year recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrates interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrates attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Demonstrates ability to be self-motivated, manage time, and work independently.
- Demonstrates ability to operate related equipment and use related software.
- Demonstrates physical ability to perform the job.
- Knowledge of and technical competence to perform tests used in the assigned section of the laboratory.
- Knowledge of computerized laboratory information systems.
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