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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Medical Laboratory Assistant

Competition #: 01438676
Employee Type: CASUAL
Bargaining Unit: HEU
Facility: KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Department: KGH SPECIMEN PROC
Reports To: PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage: $24.81
Close Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary
Multiple Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) opportunities available now at the Kelowna General Hospital!The KGH Laboratory is our largest and most highly specialized 24/7 lab and progressive teaching facility. The Lab employs more than 200 people including generalist and specialist Lab Assistants, Med Lab Technologists, department Specialists, Scientists and Pathologists. Our dedicated Lab professionals work collaboratively in the disciplines of Accession, Chemistry, Hematology, Transfusion Services, Histology and Microbiology.

The Medical Laboratory Assistant performs 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.

This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means hours are not guaranteed and may vary and shifts may be at short notice. Casual employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent and temporary positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual employment and quickly lead to regular employment.

The hospital is situated just a short stroll 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.

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 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*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 [email protected] to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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