Specialty Medical Laboratory Technologist

Role and Facility Information

Position Summary

Medical Laboratory Technologist opportunity now available at the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre in the friendly community of Merritt, B.C.

The Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre has eight acute care inpatient beds and includes a 24/7 Emergency Department, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Public Health, Mental Health, Home and Community Care Nursing and Home Support and Lab and X-ray.

As the Laboratory Technologist you will work independently within our supportive and cohesive team environment, providing vital Lab services to both inpatients and outpatients from the Merritt community and surrounding areas. This is a generalist Lab position and offers interesting and varied work within all areas of Core Lab.

Typical duties include: routine and/or complex tests utilizing manual procedures and automated instruments, greeting patients, collecting and/or receiving specimens, entering data into the Laboratory Information System (LIS), validating/reporting test results, maintaining instruments and preparing solutions and control agents.

This is a temporary 0.71fte position. Days of work are rotating and shift times are 07:30-15:30 and 14:00-22:00. The successful applicant will also participate in the department out of hours on-call rota.

Interior Health Laboratory is strongly committed to staff development and encouraging growth. We offer great benefits and fulfilling opportunities to support and enhance knowledge and skills and help you progress at every stage of your Laboratory career.

Community Profile: Merritt known as the Country Music Capital of Canada offers a blend of country fun, wonderful heritage, urban amenities and outdoor adventure; with over 200 lakes and numerous hiking and biking trails in the surrounding area. Merritt is conveniently situated an easy 87km drive south of Kamloops and 270km northeast of Vancouver. Come and experience western charm in the heart of the Nicola Valley.

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Vacation Leave
Estimated Remuneration
$30.30 - 37.78 p/h
Benefits and/or Incentives
Other Incentives
- May be eligible for $tba Relocation Bonus
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Merritt is a haven for four-season outdoor recreation. The summer offers some of the best sailing and windsurfing in North America. You can also enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking, camping and fishing. Winter brings with it opportunities for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and curling. This energetic town also has a thriving arts community and an excellent, active Arts Council.

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