Job title :MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT
Community :PENTICTON
Facility :PENTICTON REGIONAL HSPTL
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary
Interior Health’s lab team are seeking a dynamic and flexible Medical Laboratory Assistant for a multi-site position now available in the sunny South Okanagan, BC!

The Laboratory Assistant performs a variety of duties within the Laboratory such as taking blood samples from patients, preparing blood and other specimens for analysis, performing routine lab tests, distributing specimens to Laboratory departments and outside Laboratories, operating related equipment, entering data into the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and performing related clerical duties. Performs ECG testing as required.

This is a multi-site position. The successful applicant will be required to work at the Penticton Regional Hospital Lab in addition to providing Lab Assistant services and collections at the nearby sites of Summerland Health Centre and the South Similkameen Health Centre in Keremeos.

Community Profile: We live where people come to vacation! With one of the best year-round climates in Canada, Penticton is easy to enjoy with two beautiful lakes, beaches, acres of parks, and wilderness trails on the local mountains. Penticton’s population is approximately 33,000 and offers small town charm conveniently located for world class wineries, award-winning restaurants, craft brew pubs, local foods markets, festivals, concerts and ski areas.

Qualifications
Grade 12
Successful completion of a recognized Laboratory Assistant training program
One year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Valid BC Driver’s License
Ability to type 25 WPM *please upload a copy of an invigilated/supervised typing test dated within the last 48mths. Please note we do not accept self-administered online tests*

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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