Medical Lab Assistant

Position Summary

Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) opportunity available now at the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). This is a relief position available until the return of the current incumbent. Days of work are rotating and shift times are: day and evening shifts: 05:00-13:00, 08:00-16:00, 12:00-20:00 and 17:00-01:00. Effective April 1, 2022 the pay rate is $26.39/hr

MLA’s perform a variety of duties such as taking blood and specimen 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. Performs ECG testing as required.

The KGH Laboratory is our largest and most specialized 24/7 lab and progressive teaching facility. The Lab consists of hundreds of team members who work collaboratively in a variety of disciplines such as: Collections, Accession, Chemistry, Hematology, Transfusion Medicine, Histopathology, Microbiology and Molecular.

Interior Health offers competitive pay plus shift premiums per the collective agreement for evenings, weekends, nights and stat holidays. Generous employer paid vacation, sick time, extended health, dental benefits, and a variety of employee services and career development opportunities.

The hospital is situated just moments from Okanagan Lake in the vibrant and growing city of Kelowna. The city offers so much for professionals and families to enjoy such as; world class skiing, dining and golfing, tons of hiking and biking trails, amazing beaches and a diverse arts and culture scene. Live, work and play where others only vacation!


Grade 12
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 as 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.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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