The Lab team at the Kootenay Lake Hospital are looking for a reliable and motivated Medical Lab Assistant (MLA) to join them in Nelson for a relief full-time opportunity. This is expected to run until approximately September 2022 or the return of the incumbent. MLA shifts are rotating days and include 8hr day and evening shifts. Please note that driving is a requirement of this position. Effective April 1, 2022 the pay rate is $26.39/hr
The MLA performs a variety of duties within the Laboratory such as taking blood samples from patients, preparing blood and other specimens for analysis, performing routine lab tests, distributing specimens to Laboratory departments and outside Laboratories, operating related equipment, entering data into the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and performing related clerical duties. They shall also perform ECG testing as required.
Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake and surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains is the welcoming community of Nelson. Lush parks, colourful gardens and over 350 heritage buildings give the city its picturesque charm. Known as “City of the Arts,” Nelson has been consistently ranked as the number one small town arts community in Canada.
Successful completion of a recognized Laboratory Assistant training program
One year's recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Valid BC Driver’s License required
Ability to type 25 WPM *please upload a copy of an invigilated/supervised typing test dated within the last 48mths. Please note we do not accept self-administered online tests*
**New Rate as of April 1, 2023 will be $28.17
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
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