20 Mar

Medical Laboratory Assistant Jobs Vacancy in Nova Scotia Health Authority Nsha Halifax

Position
Medical Laboratory Assistant
Company
Nova Scotia Health Authority Nsha
Location
Halifax NS
Opening
20 Mar, 2018 30+ days ago

Nova Scotia Health Authority Nsha Halifax urgently required following position for Medical Laboratory Assistant. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Medical Laboratory Assistant Jobs Vacancy in Nova Scotia Health Authority Nsha Halifax Jobs Details:

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities

The Laboratory Assistant, under the direct supervision of a Laboratory Supervisor procures, receives, sorts, prepares and dispatches samples and enters information in the Laboratory Information System (LIS) prior to testing by the appropriate methodologies and quality assurance techniques. The incumbent is able to approach, communicate and positively interact with patients and other health care professionals while performing their duties, which may also involve stressful situations. Positive patient identification and accuracy in specimen handling are critical to the job. The incumbent must be able to adapt to daily changes to policies and procedures. Strict adherence to safety and infection control procedures are required, including techniques and universal precautions.

Qualifications

* Recognized Medical Laboratory Assistant Program or equivalent B.Sc. OR Grade XII with adequate academic standing in Science subjects plus 1 year of Laboratory experience
* Previous experience in Microbiology preferred
* National Certification preferred
* A high degree of mental and visual acuity is required
* Reasonable manual dexterity and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required
* Technical, medical and chemical terminology as well as LIS (Cerner) experience is preferred
* Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Temporary full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

With an approximate start date of April 2, 2018 and an expected end date of April 2, 2020 (Approx. 24 months)

These are anticipated dates and may be subject to change

Shift work may be required including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays

Salary Information

Medical Laboratory Assistant:

$20.2813 - $22.9749

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit a criminal record check and assume any associated costs, as a condition of employment.

This is a Healthcare NSGEU Hlthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.

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