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Medical Laboratory Assistant

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Labrador City, NL
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Job Description

Medical Laboratory Assistant
Temporary Call-IN
Location: Goose Bay, NL

About the Role

The primary purpose of this position is to provide client/patient registration for blood samples and laboratory specimens, order laboratory tests, send out and receive samples and specimens, perform phlebotomy procedures, packaging and sending of specimens to outside laboratories, and receiving of samples at the Labrador Health Centre, as well as maintaining inventory of supplies, while reporting to the Lead Medical Laboratory Technologist III at the LHC Laboratory in Goose Bay.

" Graduation from a High School or equivalent;
" Successful Completion of the Medical Laboratory Assistant Course (one year) from a recognized training program;
" Must successfully pass the Medical Laboratory Assistant registration exams with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science, (CSLMS) at the end of the recognized training program and maintain current membership;
" Experience with Meditech would be an asset;
" Must have basic CPR;
" Must have good communication, and interpersonal skills, and be able to answer questions from staff, and other stakeholders concerning procedures and processes in the Laboratory Department;
" The successful applicant will be required to submit a satisfactory certificate of conduct.

Duties: (Included but not limited to)
" Responsible for registration and test ordering of inpatient, out-patient, and referred-in specimens from other clinics;
" Collects client/patient blood samples and receives and distributes other biological samples daily;
" Instruct patients in the various collection procedures for biological samples and the fasting requirements for various laboratory test procedures;
" Responsible for the packing, sorting, sending, and recording of specimens to referral centers;
" Ensure all the requirements are met for Laboratory accreditation as recommended by Accreditation Canada, and the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare, IQMH, and always maintain these standards while working in the Laboratory Department;
" Responsible for obtaining weekly supplies;
" Conduct audits on referred out specimens;
" Must be an active in keeping all work areas, and the entire Medical Laboratory Department clean and tidy at all times; Supplies when delivered must be stored in the appropriate place, and not left standing in the Medical Laboratory Department unattended causing a potential hazard in the workplace;
" Must assist in cleaning Laboratory Equipment and the Work Benches;
" Safety is a priority for Labrador Grenfell Health. All staff (and volunteers) must/are responsible to ensure that safety for patients/residents/clients, coworkers and themselves is paramount in the workplace;
" Follows infection control guidelines for "Standard Precautions" when handling samples and specimens as outlined in the Infection Control Manual;
" Reviews annually, or as needed, the department's Fire and Evacuation, Emergency Planning, Infection Control, WHMIS, and Laboratory Safety manuals;
" Assists in the orientation and training of new Medical Laboratory Department employees;
" Other related duties as required.

LX-19 of the Nape-LX salary scales, $22.66 to $26.54 per hour, plus the applicable Labrador Allowance
Hours of Work:
Variable Shifts
Interested applicants please submit resume, stating competition number 2024000406N

NL Health Services - Labrador-Grenfell Zone Values Diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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About NL Health Services

About NL Health Services

If you come from away, you’ll discover just how special Newfoundland and Labrador is. If you're a local, you already know this. It’s our people. It’s our culture. It’s our stories (and oh do we love our stories).

If you’re looking to grow your health career in a place with adventure around each corner and a strong sense of community, then let’s put on the kettle and have a chat. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
  • Generous vacation packages and paid time off.
  • Full-time and part-time pension plans options.
  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
  • Financial incentives and relocation support.
  • Student placements and clinical residencies.
  • Remote work options available.
  • Fast pathways to nursing for out-of-province applicants.

With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

Come, work with us, and be extraordinary every day!

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