Medical Lab Assistant

Position Summary

Relief Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) position is available now at the South Okanagan General Hospital located in Oliver B.C. This position is expected to run until September 2023 or the return of the incumbent.


What you will work on

MLAs 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 departments and outside Labs, operating related equipment, entering data into the LIS and performing related clerical duties and ECG testing as required.

About this location

SOGH is an active, rural hospital serving the communities of Oliver, Osoyoos, and surrounding areas that sees an average of 16,000 emergency visits per year. There are 7 Emergency beds and 18 acute care beds which regularly operate at 100% capacity. This busy hospital is co-located with an 80-bed long-term care facility and also offers outpatient Lab services.

Just a short drive from Penticton, Osoyoos and the US border, the town of Oliver is located in a picturesque valley of orchards, vineyards, lakes and waterways; in the heart of south-central British Columbia known as “The Capital of Wine Country”. With its mild climate, relaxed lifestyle and scenic surroundings, Oliver is a wonderful location to call home.

Reasons to Apply

Interior Health offers so many great benefits! Competitive pay plus shift premiums, the opportunity to work with a great team in addition to generous employer-paid vacation, sick time, extended health, dental, and a variety of employee services and career development opportunities.

Qualifications

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 #:

01818825

Employee Type:

RELIEF FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

HEU

Facility:

SOUTH OKANAGAN GEN HSPTL

Location:

Oliver

Department:

SOG LABORATORY

Reports To:

PRACTICE LEADER

Hourly Wage:

$26.39

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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