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MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT

Apply Now Job ID 1425655 Date posted 07/22/2020
Job title :MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT
Community :NELSON
Facility :KOOTENAY LAKE REGNL HSPTL
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

Kootenay Lake Hospital is looking for a reliable and motivated Laboratory Assistant to join the team in the beautiful community of Nelson, B.C.!

The Laboratory Assistant 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.

This is a casual position. Casual means hours are not guaranteed and that days of work and shift times offered may vary. This position may require travel to nearby facilities and laboratories. Casual employees are eligible to apply for internally listed job vacancies including temporary and permanent positions.

The Kootenay Lake Hospital is a Level 1 Community Hospital in the Kootenay Boundary health service area. Located in Nelson, south B.C., the hospital offers services including laboratory, surgical, inpatient and emergency.

Community: Located on the shores of beautiful Kootenay Lake and surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains is the picturesque community of Nelson. Lush parks, colourful gardens and over 350 heritage buildings give the city of Nelson a unique charm. Known as “City of the Arts,” Nelson has been consistently ranked as the number one small town arts community in Canada. Residents enjoy a wide range of leisure pursuits, including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, golfing, and skiing. Nelson is an economically diverse community supported by small retail businesses, tourism, and online-based businesses.


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/supervised typing test dated within the last 48mths. Please note we do not accept self-administered online tests*

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
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 the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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