Medical Laboratory Assistant
Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)
Whistler Health Care Centre, BC
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
Our PLMS team in Whistler Health Care Centre is looking for a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA)! This casual opportunity brings rotating days/hours to your work schedule, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and lifestyle in Whistler, BC. From world-famous winter sports and mountain biking, hiking all while still being a short drive to near by communities like Squamish, BC along the Sea to Sky highway.
“The Labs team at Whistler Health Care Centre enjoy a job where every day is different. There are always new challenges and opportunities to work with team members to improve the lives of locals and visitors. There is a feeling of family in the workplace that I believe is truly the reason I have worked in this position for so long. It is incredibly rewarding to know that the patients that come to our lab receive top quality service and the staff go out of their way to provide the best patient care they can."- Gail, Medical Laboratory Technologist IV of 34 years at the Whistler Health Care Centre.
Outside of work, Gail enjoys living in the Whistler/Pemberton area because of the access to many outdoor activities — skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, hiking and more. "Whistler has a tight-knit community, and I love walking around town and seeing all the locals and saying hello to people I know on the street or the mountain."
What you’ll do
- Receive patients and examine test requisition/s to confirm patient demographics are current, checks for physician's signature, enter demographics into Laboratory Information system, print label indicating patient information such as referring physician, name and test and affixe to requisition. Explain procedure for the collection of laboratory specimens and respond to routine inquiries.
- Greet, identify and prepare patients for specified tests; collect blood specimens by performing venipuncture and skin puncture in accordance with established procedures, label specimens with required information and ensure safe disposal of sharps and other material as required. Perform routine lab tests such as urine tests for protein and/or glucose using colour coded dip sticks.
- Prepare specimens such as blood and urine for analysis. Check specimen identification against requisition, identify whether additional tests or special testing is required. Separate serum or plasma from cells by centrifugation and prepare blood films by spreading blood specimen onto slide. Forward to Technologist for analysis.
- Receive specimens, spin down and split specimens into different containers, sort and label for testing, log data into a computerized database and batch specimens in order of established priorities for distribution to applicable area. Store analyzed specimens and discard outdated specimens as directed in accordance with established facility procedures.
- Arrange for the shipment of specimens to referral laboratories. Complete forms, package specimens in accordance with safe procedures and regulations outlined in the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. Contact courier, air transport or alternate carriers.
What you bring
- Grade 12.
- Successful completion of a recognized Lab Assistant training program.
- One (1) year's recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
You will have the ability to:
- Type 25 wpm.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Deal with others effectively.
- Physically carry out the 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.
Multiple Casual Opportunities
$28.17 per hour
Rotating Days; Rotating Hours
4380 Lorimer Road, Whistler BC, V0N 1B4
What we do
Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of B.C., including acute care hospital laboratories and and specialty laboratories. LML is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
Provincial Health Services Authority (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 and PLMS are 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.