Laboratory Assistant, Nanaimo

Last update 2024-05-22
Expires 2024-06-22
ID #2154833970
Laboratory Assistant, Nanaimo
Canada, British Columbia, Nanaimo,
Modified May 14, 2024


Improve lives. Love your job. Grow your career. At Life Labs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada! We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 382 collection centres, 16 laboratories and service over 20 million patients each year. Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers. With over 6,000 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us. This is an exciting time to join our Life Labs team, grow your career with us and support numerous business initiatives, innovations, best practice and business development opportunities. Life Labs is currently looking for a Laboratory Assistant to join our team in Nanaimo, BC. As a Laboratory Assistant you will be responsible for the specimen collection process, from greeting patients through to preparation of specimens for transportation. This is an important role in patient care and our business, and will let you see the difference that you make in patients’ lives. This is a Part Time Regular Float role suitable for an individual with a flexible schedule, and includes the opportunity to pick up additional shifts at other Life Labs locations. The successful candidate will be working a minimum of 20 hours up to 37.5 hours/week at various Life Labs locations in the Nanaimo, BC region. Transportation required. Various shifts ranging from 0615-0845. Weekends may be required (Saturdays only) 2 days off per week. In this role you will: Greet and request required information from patients, explain the specimen collection process, and ensure patients have followed necessary test protocol prior to specimen collection. Perform phlebotomies, connect/disconnect holter monitors, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring, and perform ECG tracings. Perform special test collections, such as medical/legal drug screens, paternity tests, and clinical trials, and complete related documentation. Maintain client relationships, including responding to inquiries and following up on requests. Complete data entry of required patient demographics, requisition information, and other information related to processing test results. Prepare specimens for transportation and testing. The right person for this role will be focused on great customer/patient service, and be able to relate to patients and clients even in stressful situations. Some key qualities include: empathy, flexibility, adaptability to change, and problem solving skills. Other requirements include: Completion of a recognized Medical Laboratory Assistant program or equivalent related experience such as working as a healthcare professional with REQUIRED previous training or experience in phlebotomy (blood draws), intravenous infusion and/or intravenous therapy (e.g. nurses, infusion therapist, cardiac technologist etc.). ECG training or experience is an asset. Proficient data entry skills. Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to maintain the strictest standards of patient privacy and confidentiality. Ability to effectively relate to patients and health care providers. Ready to make a difference? Apply today!This is an in-person role. Hiring Range: 25.27 - 30.05‬The hiring range has been established, however, the final salary recommendation will be determined based off the level of experience, education requirement, external market conditions and internal equity. Employee Benefits: In this position, you will be eligible to participate Life Labs’ group benefits plan which is available to Life Labs employees in accordance with the terms and conditions of those plans. Retirement Savings Plan: The Life Labs plans provide members with an easy way to save for retirement. By participating in the plan, you receive contributions made to your account on your behalf from Life Labs. Vacation Entitlement: In this position, you will be entitled to vacation. We promote a healthy work-life balance and expect your full vacation to be taken each year. Employee Wellness: Life Labs offers an award-winning Wellness Program focused on supporting your total health and well-being under our physical, emotional, and financial wellness pillars. We have been recognized in the industry for our focus on mental health supports. Employee Giving program: Designed to support any employee who donates, fundraises or volunteers for a Canadian Registered Charity or Non-Profit Organization. We are committed to the ongoing development of our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program and have taken steps to strengthen our commitment to our team members and customers, to challenge ourselves to act with courage and integrity, and to create an environment where people can be their true selves. At Life Labs, we know that we are Stronger Together and that we will benefit from the unique perspectives and experiences that each team member offers. Vaccinations are highly encouraged at Life Labs’. Vaccinations may be mandatory for selected employees if regulated by provincial or regional governments, or through employer-led vaccination policies in the facilities we service. Please ensure you ask if this position requires the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated with the current Government approved COVID-19 vaccinations. Make a difference - join the Life Labs team today!

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Laboratory assistant

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