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Competition #:01083486
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HSA
Close Date:APRIL 01, 2019*

Position Summary

We are accepting applications for the following Medical Laboratory positions. Opportunities may exist within various worksites located within the Interior Health geographical area. To qualify for these dynamic positions, you must have successfully completed formal training as a Medical Laboratory Assistant, Combined Lab/X-Ray Technologist, Medical Laboratory Technologist, or Pathologist's Assistant. We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes

A 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. Performs Electrocardiogram (ECG) testing as required.

To Qualify: Grade 12, successful completion of a recognized Laboratory Assistant training program, plus one year's recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid Class 5 BC Drivers License for some worksite is required. Ability to type 25 WPM.

The Laboratory/X-Ray Technologist performs a variety of route laboratory, x-ray and ECG procedures. Receives patients, completes requisitions, and provides basic patient care when collecting specimens or when carrying out general routine procedures. Performs routine and preventative maintenance of equipment and trouble shoots equipment problems as required.

To Qualify: Graduation from an approved Combined Laboratory X-Ray Technician program. Eligible for registration with a provincial licensing body. One year of general experience in both laboratory and diagnostic imaging fields or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

A Laboratory Technologist works in a team based environment and performs a variety of routine and/or complex tests utilizing manual procedures and automated instruments within the Laboratory. The position is also responsible for functions such as greeting patients, collecting and/or receiving specimens, entering data into the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and related computer systems/programs, validating and reporting test results, maintaining instruments and preparing solutions and control agents in accordance with established procedures and safety standards. Participates in departmental training programs in individual or all sections of the Lab (such as, microbiology, histology, cytology, etc.) with a view to learning new/existing tests and procedures for use in the Laboratory.

To Qualify: Graduation from an approved Medical Laboratory Science Program and current certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and eligible for membership with the BC Society of Laboratory Sciences (BCSLS) and/or CSMLS. One (1) year recent related experience.

A Pathologist’s Assistant performs a variety of tasks associated with the gross examination of surgical pathology specimens and post-mortem examinations for medical cases under the direction of a Pathologist.

To Qualify: Graduation from an approved program in Medical Laboratory Science and/or Master’s Pathologist Assistant Program. Eligible for certification with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) or membership with Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP). Three (3) years' recent surgical and autopsy pathology experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Many of our opportunities are Casual in nature. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements can vary from Zero to 37.5 hours per week. Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual on-call positions and lead to regular employment.

To apply, please submit your application and include:
• Resume and cover letter;
• Certificates required applicable for each position (as listed above);
• Your area of interest;
• Your preferred choice of city/town/community;
• Your availability to start in a new position; and
• Your schedule availability for Casual work (i.e. the days per week).

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis 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 to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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