Medical Laboratory Assistant

Position Summary

Permanent full time Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) position available now at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C.

What will you work on?

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. Performs ECG testing as required.

Shift types are nights and shift times are from 23:00 to 07:00 hours.

About this location/unit

The RIH Lab strives to provide safe, convenient, respectful and accessible laboratory services to our patients. Programs and services include chemistry, hematology, microbiology, histopathology, cytology, and transfusion medicine. RIH is a tertiary hospital and a 24/7 operation with state of the art equipment, acting as a regional referral site.

Community Profile: Kamloops is one of BC’s sunniest cities and home to 90,000 residents. The city offers a large selection of restaurants and stores, arts scene and a full range of businesses. Close proximity to Sun Peaks resort and the surrounding landscape of rivers, mountains and lakes provides opportunities to enjoy year-round outdoor activities.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer the opportunity to work with a great team, competitive compensation in addition to a range of benefits and services to support you at every stage of your career.

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

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
Ability to type 25 WPM *please upload a copy of an invigilated typing test dated within the last 48mths. Please note we do not accept self-administered online tests*

Comments

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 AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca 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.

Competition #:

01726212

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

HEU

Facility:

ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL

Location:

Kamloops

Department:

RIH ACCESSION

Reports To:

MANAGER

Hourly Wage:

$25.31

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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