Laboratory Assistant I

Laboratories, Alberta Precision - Strathmore, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The Town of Strathmore is a community of over 13,000 people located 40 km east of Calgary with convenient access to the picturesque Bow River. While agricultural developments cover large areas of the surrounding area, Strathmore provides its residents with the benefits of country living, town services and easy access to large city facilities while residing in an area combining heritage and modern amenities. Strathmore offers wide choices in restaurants, accommodations, hospitality and shopping. With direct access to the Trans-Canada Highway, travelers have been welcomed to use facilities that have now developed into a thriving country town. We are actively seeking a Medical Laboratory Assistant with experience and knowledge of policies and procedures to join our dynamic team in providing the highest level of service to our clients. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, this position is responsible for working all shifts as assigned by the site Senior Technologist. Specifically this position collects specimens, performs sample handling and manipulation, ECG’s, and reports results within the scope of practice of a Medical Laboratory Assistant. Reporting directly to the on-site senior technologists and the Regional Supervisor, the MLA will be responsible for providing exemplary patient care by applying the regional policies and procedures. The scope of practice is a continuum ranging from basic to highly complex procedures and activities within the laboratory department. Employees shall maintain confidentiality of all APL information in accordance with HIA, FOIP and other privacy legislation in effect and shall comply at all times with APL’s information privacy and information security policies.

As a Medical Laboratory Assistant I, you will provide high quality service to clients of the clinical laboratory in an effective, efficient and safe manner. You will be responsible for a variety of laboratory functions including procurement, handling, processing, dispatching and testing of specimens, performing procedures and reporting results.

Classification: Laboratory Assistant I
Department: Rural Clin Lab Supplies STRATH
Primary Location: Strathmore Health Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.70
Posting End Date: 31-MAR-2020
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 10-APR-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 7
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $22.73
Maximum Salary: $28.34
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Assistant program.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Recent training or experience related to clinical laboratory required. Good organizational skills and ability to assume responsibility. Proven ability to work within a computer based environment. Must be able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with patients/clients, families, staff, interdisciplinary team members and personnel from other departments in a fast pace changing environment. Ability to work independently when necessary. Proven ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills. Ability to facilitate change positively by encouraging others and accepting change within the workplace. Demonstrate a customer service attitude and delivery of excellent customer service by effectively meeting customer (internal and external) client needs by means of building productive and respectful customer relations and taking responsibility for customer satisfaction. Demonstrated personal leadership, regardless of role, by leading themselves through change, building positive, respectful and collaborative working relationships. Clear Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Search satisfactory to APL within the last 90 days (external applicants).

Preferred Qualifications:
Millennium LIS experience. 2 years of experience as an MLA within a rural facility is preferred. Urinalysis Training and maintained competency in macroscopic as well as microscopic is preferred.