Medical Lab Assistant

Position Summary

We are seeking a reliable and motivated Medical Lab Assistant to join our cohesive Lab team within the friendly community of Golden, B.C. This is a casual position with shifts available Mondays through Fridays 08:00-16:00.

**This is a casual position which means that hours are not guaranteed and may vary. Casual employees are eligible to apply for internally posted vacancies including temporary and permanent positions.

What you will work on
The Laboratory Assistant performs a variety of duties within the hospital, such as taking blood samples from patients, preparing blood and other specimens for analysis, performing routine lab tests, distributing specimens within the Core Lab and outside Laboratories, operating related equipment, entering data into the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and performing related clerical duties. Performs ECG testing as required.

About this location
The Golden & District Hospital is a Level 1 Community Hospital in the East Kootenay health service area. Located in Golden, east central B.C., the hospital offers services including laboratory, inpatient, obstetrics, and emergency.

Golden is a town of approximately 8,000 residents nestled in the stunning Rocky Mountains and surrounded by 6 national parks. The area offers affordable housing and year round prospects for outdoor enthusiasts. Conveniently situated right on the Trans Canada 1 route, Golden is easily accessible to many locations including Calgary and its’ international airport which is less than 3 hours by car.

Reasons to Apply
Interior Health offers so many great benefits and services! Competitive pay plus shift premiums, the opportunity to work with a diverse team, generous employer-paid vacation, sick time, extended health & dental; as well as learning and career development opportunities


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 submit a 5 Minute Typing Test (min 25 WPM within the past 48 months) from an approved institution. Please note we do not accept self-administered online tests*


**New Rate as of April 1, 2023 will be $26.94

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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