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Lab Assistant - Specimen Control

Lab Assistant
Regular Part Time
Red Deer
Red Deer Regional Hospital
CZ RD REG HOSP SpcPrcRcptDspth
2012-11-23  Time: 23:59

As Per Rotation
Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Minimum: 21.16 per hour Maximum: 26.38 per hour
Reporting to the Medical Laboratory Assistant II's, Technologists and Site Coordinator, the Medical Laboratory Assistant performs specified technical functions as required by Specimen Control. These functions include procurement, handling, processing and dispatching specimens, patient preparation, data entry and report distribution.
  • Minimum grade 12 education.
  • Proficient with English language.
  • A valid Alberta driver’s license is required for blood collections external to the facility.

  • Graduation from a recognized Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) Certificate Program or equivalent. Candidates with qualifications in a related field may qualify for equivalency.
  • Phlebotomy experience.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Keyboarding skills (25-30 wpm).

  • TDG certificate, WHMIS training.
  • Working knowledge of current LIS and HIS.

    Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent public relations and a service-oriented manner.
  • Proven analytic and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work rapidly with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work in stressful situations.
  • Ability to recognize and maintain confidential information.
  • Logical/methodical work habits and demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Well organized and flexible.
  • Extensive walking, bending and standing is required for this job.
  • Receptive to new ideas and change.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships.

  • AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
    to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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