Medical Lab Assistant & Lab Patient Technician - Full-Time Job

Job Overview

Location
Kenora, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
1 month ago

Additional Details

Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 Years)

Job Description

As a Medical Lab Assistant / Lab Patient Technician, you will play a key role in the testing and diagnostic process for a wide range of patients.

This is a Dual Role, primarily Medical Lab Assistant and Secondary as Lab Patient Technician.

In this role you will:

  • Unpack and sort a wide variety of incoming specimens received from sources including physicians, clinics, hospitals, and mobile LifeLabs technicians.
  • Confirm the accuracy of all patient information on requisitions and specimen samples, resolve any problems or inaccuracies prior to testing, and perform required data entry.
  • Prepare and sort specimens for technical analysis.
  • Train and orient new team members.
  • Perform weekly and monthly maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Conduct all work in full compliance with all laboratory safety and security policies and regulations. 

This is a Full-Time position at 45 Wolsey Street in Kenora, Ontario.

Successful candidates are required to cover flexible shifts to support work/life balance. LifeLabs also provides first aid training, continuing education opportunities, and excellent opportunities for career growth and advancement.

In the Lab Patient Technician role, you will:

  • Greet and request required information from patients, explain the specimen collection process, and ensure patients have followed necessary test protocol prior to specimen collection.
  • Perform phlebotomies, connect/disconnect Holter monitors, and perform ECG tracings.
  • Perform special test collections, such as medical/legal drug screens, paternity tests, and clinical trials, and complete related documentation.
  • Maintain client relationships, including responding to inquiries and following up on requests.
  • Complete data entry of required patient demographics, requisition information, and other information related to processing test results.
  • Prepare specimens for transportation and testing.

The right person for this role will be focused on great customer/patient service and be able to relate to patients and clients even in stressful situations. Some key qualities include empathy, flexibility, adaptability to change, and problem-solving skills. Other requirements include,

  • Graduate of an approved Laboratory Assistant program or equivalent.
  • Phlebotomy experience is not mandatory but preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good computer skills with a minimum typing speed of 40 wpm.
  • Ability to maintain the strictest standards of patient privacy and confidentiality.

The right person for this role is an organized and detail-oriented individual with good problem solving and customer service skills. Some key qualities include flexibility, accountability, and attention to detail. Other requirements include:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on a variety of tasks throughout the day.
  • Data entry and computer skills.
  • Prior experience in laboratory operations or medical terminology an asset.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain the strictest standards of patient privacy and confidentiality.

We are looking for passionate individuals who share in the importance of our values: Caring, Customer Driven, Agile and One Team, and can live these values with us every day.

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