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Medical LABORATORY ASSISTANT
Location:Nelson
Facility:KOOTENAY LAKE REGNL HSPTL
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Competition #:01197460
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:KOOTENAY LAKE REGNL HSPTL
Department:KLH LABORATORY
Reports To:PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage:$23.43
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Comments:Effective Febl 1, 2019, the pay rate increases to $23.85

Position Summary

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

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.

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 may vary each week. Shifts may be called out at short notice.

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.
 
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 Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
Ability to type 25 WPM *please upload a copy of an invigilated typing test dated within the last 24mths. Please note we do not accept self-administered online tests*

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