The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
Temporary Full-time (July 2012 to August 2013)
Job Req #16143
The BGL Technologist performs additional procedures, techniques, job functions including but not limited to amino acid chromatography, advanced enzymology and tissue culture for the majority of time.
Performs additional procedures such as amino acid, organic acid and long chain fatty acid analysis using techniques that include amino acid chromatography, advanced enzymology and tissue culture, all according to established protocols.
Performs laboratory procedures by operating a variety of laboratory equipment, apparatus and instrumentation. Maintains equipment by following preventative maintenance protocol. Notifies the supervisor of any malfunctions.
Prepares reagents, standards and quality control material to be used for test procedures.
Uses the laboratory computer for patient data entry, retrieval and preparing laboratory worksheets and reports. Enters daily workload statistics into the laboratory information system.
Calculates and tabulates results and prepares, evaluates and issues reports.
Maintains standardization and quality control of test procedures and monitors test results. Reports unusual or questionable test results to Pathologist or Head Technologist.
Ensures thatSTATand priority tests are assayed and reported promptly and in accordance with established protocols.
Monitors laboratory supplies and stocks up to adequate amounts.
Orients new technologists, medical technology students and residents in the use of molecular techniques by demonstration and verbal instructions.
Develops, evaluates and implements new techniques with the guidance of senior technical staff and laboratory scientists. Provides input in the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the Section and making recommendations for changes.
Participates in quality assurance programs for the Section through methods such as gathering data on turn around times (TAT) for test procedures, and monitoring performance and quality indicators. Reports occurrences according to standard operating procedures.
Assists with information management, such as workload statistics, through methods such as gathering information, completing analysis and recording information.
Performs other related duties as required.
Education, Training and Experience
Graduation from a recognized program in Medical Laboratory Technology
Current registration with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).
Two years of recent, related experience as a Registered Technologist (RT) including biochemical genetics procedures or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities
Knowledge and technical competence to perform biochemical genetics procedures and the ability to operate related equipment.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to organize workload and set priorities.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
Knowledge of computerized laboratory information systems.
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The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Provincial Health Services Authority - 11 months ago