Specialty Medical Laboratory Technologist

Role and Facility Information

Medical Lab Technologist II, Multi Functional Core Lab - Sechelt Hospital

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

Sechelt, BC

What you’ll do

Collect and/or receive laboratory specimens and performs clinical tests ordered or prepares specimen for referral following standardized laboratory techniques as outlined in the appropriate manuals. Perform phlebotomies including both venipuncture and microsampling on adults and children.

In the absence of the Lead Technologist, provide work direction to other staff and deals with scheduling issues as necessary.

Assist Lead Technologist in development of the staffing schedule to meet the department staffing needs in accordance with established guidelines and contracts.

Perform a variety of bench techniques: quality control, specimen analysis and interpretation of test results with respect to accuracy, acceptability and limits.

Participate in quality control/assurance activities with appropriate departmental education, such as monitoring quality control results and assist with the development of quality control ranges for new tests or controls.

Perform preventative maintenance on equipment according to established procedures and schedules.

Assume troubleshooting duties commensurate with education and experience obtained within the department and from other resources when possible, such as replacement of expensive parts and resolves problems beyond the scope of the Technologist I.

What you bring

Certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).

Minimum of five (5) years’ recent experience in a general duty laboratory or an equivalent

Combination of education, training and experience. Interest in continuing self-education and development essential.

You will have the ability to

Demonstrate leadership, teaching, organizational and human relations skills.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Work independently as well as a member of a team.

Organize and supervise.

Operate related equipment, including information system.

Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.

Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).

As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.

Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.

Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.

Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.

PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).

Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

**** Relocation of up to $5,000.00 may be provided****

Job Type: Multiple Opportunities Available: Regular, Full-Time, Regular, Part-Time, and Casual!

Wage: $35.18 to $43.91 per hour

Location: Sechelt Hospital- 5544 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0

qathet General Hospital- 500 Joyce Avenue, Powell River BC V8A 5R3

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Requisition: VCHCOASTMLT

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories.

PLMS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

PHSA and PLMS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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Estimated Remuneration
$35.62 - $44.47 / Hour
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Sechelt is one of the largest communities on the Sunshine Coast, a region named for the considerable sunshine it receives. The relaxed lifestyle, stunning natural beauty, and year-round recreational opportunities in this area make it a highly desirable place to live. Its close proximity to Vancouver gives residents the chance to experience city life, and return home, all on the same day. Sechelt boasts a spectacular coastline blessed with pebbled beaches, lush mountains, and cascading waterfalls.

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