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


The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

  • 81993
  • Regular, Full-Time (1.00 FTE)
  • 0800 to 1600, 0830 to 1630, 0900 to 1700
  • 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver


Within the context of a client service culture and under general supervision, provides secretarial and clerical support to various Pathology & Laboratory staff by performing duties such as typing a variety of technical and non-technical material utilizing word processing and spreadsheet software, drafting correspondence from verbal instruction and/or handwritten draft, filing and retrieving slides/blocks/reports, arranging meetings for medical staff, providing clerical support for student/resident teaching activity and making travel arrangements as required.


  • Provides secretarial support to team members of assigned area by typing a variety of technical and non-technical material such as medical reports, policy and procedure updates, reference letters, on-call schedules, labels, correspondence, forms, and spreadsheets by methods such as receiving work requisition, completing item according to instruction utilizing various wordprocessing and spreadsheet software packages to draft, format and provide graphic enhancement to material/spreadsheets and forwarding material to originator within established departmental time frames. 
  • Drafts correspondence from verbal instruction and/or handwritten draft for review and signature by originator and/or composes and signs routine correspondence such as form letters when directed.
  • Arranges meetings for medical staff by methods such as booking appointments, locating and booking meeting rooms, notifying applicable personnel and typing and circulating agenda(s) as required; attends meetings when designated by Supervisor to record proceedings, prepare minutes and forward to committee members in accordance with established format.
  • Sets up and maintains filing systems for a variety of information such as policies and procedures, laboratory data, and minutes by setting up computerized/hard files, updating and creating directories, lists and computerized spreadsheets, alphabetically filing material in hard files and indexing material as appropriate; purges old files and backs up computerized files according to standard procedures. Files slides, boxes, and requisitions as appropriate and retrieves slides, boxes, and reports according to established procedures. Organizes slides and blocks for rounds as required.
  • Provides support for departmental activity relating to student/resident teaching and evaluations by methods such as taking registration information, preparing overheads or other visual aides utilizing wordprocessing and graphic software as well as compiling, collating and distributing teaching and evaluation materials as required.
  • Makes travel arrangements for designated personnel by performing duties such as contacting travel agents, confirming travel dates, obtaining itineraries, compiling information and forwarding to designated staff for approval.
  • Identifies supplies according to predetermined needs by checking stock, completing internal requisitions to order replacement items for supervisor's signature, verifying receipt of items and stocking shelves as required. 
  • Photocopies, faxes and distributes material such as reports for personnel within Pathology & Laboratory Medicine by receiving items for duplication and operating photocopying or facsimile machine as required.
  • Processes incoming mail by performing duties such as opening and date stamping mail, forwarding to appropriate team members and preparing outgoing mail such as consults for pick-up.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Education & Experience

Grade 12, medical terminology, plus two years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Knowledge & Abilities

Ability to keyboard at 55 w.p.m.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Ability to deal with others effectively.

Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Ability to organize work.

Ability to operate related equipment.


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