Laboratory Assistant

Full Time

Website LifeLabs

Improve lives. Love your job. Grow your career.LifeLabs is currently looking for a Laboratory Assistant to join our team in Victoria, 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 Regular Part-Time (Float) position on the Bayside team at Global Island PSC: Victoria-1590 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria, BC.Shift times and locations vary between Monday to Saturday with 2 days off each week including Sundays.

Work on other Victoria teams needed occasionally.Weekly hours are 20 hours guaranteed up to 37.5 hours.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 previous training or experience in phlebotomy, 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 todayHiring Range: $25.27 to $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 LifeLabs’ group benefits plan which is available to LifeLabs employees in accordance with the terms and conditions of those plans.Retirement Savings Plan:The LifeLabs 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 LifeLabs.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:LifeLabs 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.In addition, LifeLabs offers professional development and membership reimbursement, access to preferred rates and discount programs – WorkPerks, Home and Auto Insurance, Costco Membership, etc. – and Optional Health-related Benefits.As a caring and customer driven organization, LifeLabs is committed to providing inclusive, barrier free services and workplaces. We will accommodate the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities during the recruitment process.

Should you require accommodation, please advise the Recruiter who contacts you and we will work with you to meet your needs.About LifeLabsLifeLabs has operated in Canada for more than 50 years. It is a leading provider of laboratory testing and management services, contributing to the treatment and prevention of disease by enabling healthcare providers to operate more efficiently and effectively. LifeLabs provides more than 100 million diagnostic tests for approximately 19 million patients visits annually. Information from these tests plays a vital role in predicting, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disease.

LifeLabs operates the largest community medical laboratory network in Canada, together with our hospital and healthcare partners. LifeLabs also partners with healthcare providers to build a healthier Canada by transforming and managing laboratory organizations to better meet the complex healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.At LifeLabs, we strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace where our team members and the communities we serve feel accepted, valued, and respected.Vaccinations are highly encouraged at LifeLabs’. 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.

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