Laboratory & X-Ray Technologist (CLXT)
Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services
“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
Perform daily routine duties in both Lab and X-ray departments as required.
- Works on hematology, coagulation and chemistry benches.
- Performs daily quality control, as appropriate
- Runs patient samples and reports
- Receive blood components and products
- Assign and dispense uncross matched red cells, albumin, RHIG, IVIG, plasma and cross matched red cells
- Transporting of blood components and products
- Quarantine and discard of blood products
- Pooling/reconstitution of purified plasma products (such as PCC, fibrinogen)
- Maintains film library
- Prepares films for physicians and radiologists by retrieving relevant previous films and information and completing all documentation for each case
- Performs general x-ray procedures in the department and on the floor
- Performs inpatient and outpatient phlebotomies.
- Performs, documents and monitors internal and external quality control.
- Performs clerical functions such as participating in inventory control, keeping daily statistics, maintaining files, referring x-ray films to appropriate physicians, referring specimens to other labs, answering phone calls, booking procedures, referencing lab reports including Transfusion Medicine reports.
- Participates in internal and external quality assurance programs.
- Perform equipment maintenance and troubleshooting; documentation work performed.
- Participates in the orientation of new employees, including conducting in-services when required.
- Provides “on-call” services, as appropriate.
- Carries out responsibilities in accordance with health and safety requirements. Immediately reports unsafe situations by notifying supervisor or other appropriate personnel.
What you bring
- Graduation from a recognized Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology Program.
- Eligible for registration with a provincial licensing body.
- Completion of the NAIT TRAM 101 Course, minimum one (1) year recent, related experience or program/curriculum based instruction in transfusion medicine or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
You will also have
- Demonstrated recent working knowledge of the assigned section or sections.
- Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory procedures, and technical competence to perform tests used in the assigned section of the laboratory, including quality control and safety.
- Basic awareness of research process.
- Demonstrates interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment.
- Basic knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care using point of care instrumentation.
- Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment and software, including techniques appropriate to the designated area of the laboratory.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- 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.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
**** Relocation of up to $5,000.00 may be provided****
Job Type: Regular Full-Time and Part-Time opportunities available
Wage: $35.18 - $43.91/hour
Location: 4380 Lormier Road, Whistler BC, V0N 1B4
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Rotating, 08:30 -16:30/09:00-17:00
Requisition # 149395E
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
What we do
Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories.
PLMS 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 PLMS 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.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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