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Medical Laboratory Assistant
Location:Vernon
Facility:VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL
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Competition #:01438007
Employee Type:PERMANENT FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL
Department:VJH SPECIMEN PROC
Reports To:PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage:$24.81
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) is seeking a reliable and motivated Medical Laboratory Assistant to join the busy Lab team!

VJH is in the Okanagan health service area and responsible for providing core medical and surgical specialty services to patients throughout its service area. Located in Vernon, between Kelowna and Kamloops, VJH offers services including core physician specialties, Laboratory, 24 hour emergency and trauma services, acute and obstetrical care.

The Medical 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 and ECG testing as required.

This is a permanent full-time position. Days of work are rotating and shift times include a variety of day, evening and night shifts. We offer competitive compensation, generous employer paid vacation and sick time in addition to a range of employee benefits and services to support you at every stage of your career.

For a challenging, growth-oriented career in a beautiful natural setting where balanced lifestyle choices abound, come to Interior Health and join our quest to set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the Province of BC.

The thriving city of Vernon is home to approx. 40,000 residents, situated at the northern end of the sunny Okanagan Valley within a short drive to Kelowna International Airport and UBC Okanagan. The city is home to a diverse arts community and boasts major amenities within close proximity to three stunning lakes, award winning wineries and golf courses and offers easy access to the world renowned Silver Star Mountain Resort.
 
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
Ability to type 25 WPM *please upload a copy 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 AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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