Medical Laboratory Technologist 1, Whistler Health Care Centre
Provincial Health Services Authority
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.Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-servicesPHSA 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.
Under general supervision, the Medical Laboratory Technologist performs technical work involved in the duties associated with laboratory test procedures. As well, the Medical Laboratory Technologist evaluates and verifies results, and prepares related reports.
“The Labs team at Whistler Health Care Centre enjoy a job where every day is different. There are always new challenges and opportunities to work with team members to improve the lives of locals and visitors. There is a feeling of family in the workplace that I believe is truly the reason I have worked in this position for so long. It is incredibly rewarding to know that the patients that come to our lab receive top quality service and the staff go out of their way to provide the best patient care they can."- Gail, Medical Laboratory Technologist IV of 34 years at the Whistler Health Care Centre.
Outside of work, Gail enjoys living in the Whistler/Pemberton area because of the access to many outdoor activities — skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, hiking and more. "Whistler has a tight-knit community, and I love walking around town and seeing all the locals and saying hello to people I know on the street or the mountain."
What you’ll do
Obtain laboratory samples from patients as required.
Perform Laboratory procedures and analyze results according to established policies.
Prepare a variety of solutions, reagents, standards and controls for use in analysis, in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures.
Respond to requests and inquiries for test results by various methods as required by the standard operating procedures.
Communicate test results to the appropriate parties, including designated members of other health teams, by methods such as printing and distributing lab results in accordance with the established procedures of the designated area.
What you bring
Certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSLMS).
One year recent related experience in the designated discipline within the last six years, and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
You will have:
Recent working knowledge of the assigned section or sections.
Knowledge of laboratory procedures, and technical competence to perform tests used in the assigned section of the laboratory, including quality control and safety.
Interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Basic knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care using point of care instrumentation.
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).
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: Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $35.18 to $43.91 per hour
Location: 4380 Lorimer Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of work: As per rotation; 0830-1630, 0900-1700
Requisition # 147983
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
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