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Job Title:
Laboratory Assistant

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
None specified
Functional Discipline:
General Application
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Eastern Health
Laboratory Program - Specimen Collection
Temporary, Call-In

Hoursbased on the needs of the department
SalaryLX-19 ($20.93 - $24.51 per hour)
Competition NumberGENERAL160
Posted Date22 April 2019
Closing Date

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Laboratory Assistant performs a variety of duties associated with laboratory tests and analyses. Work can involve collecting blood and other specimens from patients, delivering specimens to the laboratory, sorting, recording, centrifuging, preparing specimens for analysis, packaging specimens for transport to other testing locations; receiving testing results, and performing a variety of routine automated and manual tests.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally lifts or moves supplies generally not weighing in excess of 25 lbs and occasional carrying, pushing/pulling and lifting between 25-50 lbs.
Constantly stands, walks and bends or stretches into awkward positions when performing specimen collection procedures with patients.
Constantly there is a requirement for fine finger and precision work when using needles to extract specimens, and when palpating for veins, when entering data into the computer, and preparing specimen labels.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Graduation from a recognized program in Phlebotomy or Medical Laboratory Assistant is required.
Training or experience in basic laboratory techniques is essential.
Current Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) certification as a Medical Laboratory Assistant is required.
Good communication skills are required in the day-to-day interaction with patients, co-workers and technologists.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2)

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.