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Medical Laboratory Assistant, Microbiology

Medical Laboratory Assistant, Microbiology

Competition #: 01431744
Employee Type: PERMANENT PART TIME (0.73 FTE)
Bargaining Unit: HEU
Facility: KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Department: KGH MICRO-PCR – COVID19
Reports To: PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage: $24.81
Close Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary
The KGH Laboratory team are hiring Medical Lab Assistants to join their busy Microbiology department.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.

This position is within our Microbiology department, the Laboratory Assistant performs a variety of duties such as receiving and processing specimens for analysis. Other duties may include performing routine lab tests, distributing specimens to Laboratory departments and/or outside Laboratories, operating related equipment, entering data into the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and performing related clerical duties and ECG testing as required.

This is a permanent part-time 0.73fte position. Days of work are rotating and shifts times are days and evenings: 08:00 to 16:00, 12:00 to 20:00, 15:00 to 23:00. We offer a range of employee benefits and services to support you at every stage of your career.

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
Ability to type 25 WPM *please upload a copy/photo of an invigilated 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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