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Lab Patient Technician / Mobile Lab Patient Technician - Part-Time Regular - Owen Sound

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Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Owen Sound, ON, CA

Company: LifeLabs

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Do you want to help improve patients’ healthcare outcomes? Now you can. LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services is a proud Canadian company with over 50 years experience. We provide laboratory testing services that help healthcare providers diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease in patients. LifeLabs is currently looking for a Lab Patient Technician and Mobile Lab Patient Technician to join our team in Owen Sound, Ontario.

 

As a Lab Patient Technician you will be responsible for the specimen collection process, from greeting patients through to preparation of specimens for transportation. This is an important role in patient care and our business, and will let you see the difference that you make in patients’ lives. This is a Part-Time Regular role suitable for an individual with a flexible schedule, and includes the opportunity to pick up additional shifts at other LifeLabs locations.

 

In this 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.

 

Our Mobile Lab Patient Technicians play an important part in on-site patient care in locations including private homes, commercial facilities, retirement homes, and long-term care facilities. This is an active and rewarding role that will let you build relationships with patients and see the difference that you make in their lives and healthcare outcomes.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

Organizing a daily schedule of visits to facilities and private residences in order to collect specimens as per physicians’ requests, planning your route according to courier times, specimen integrity, and required travel time.
Performing phlebotomies, connecting/disconnecting holter monitors, and performing ECG tracings.
Collecting and delivering specimens to designated labs for testing.
Accession, spin, separate and prepare for transport to reference lab as required.
Booking patient appointments, requesting required information from patients, explaining the specimen collection process and ensuring patients have followed necessary test protocol prior to specimen collection.
Liaising with doctors, facility staff, and CCAC staff regarding patient problems, changes in scheduling, specimen collection procedures, and other matters.

 

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

 

Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and access to a vehicle.
Graduate of an approved Laboratory Assistant program or equivalent
Satisfactory criminal reference check.
Phlebotomy experience.
Excellent communication skills to enable you to relate with a wide variety of people.
Problem solving skills and the ability to think quickly on your feet.
Good computer skills with a minimum typing speed of 40 wpm.
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.

 

Ready to make a difference? Apply today.

 

LifeLabs is committed to building an inclusive environment and will provide accommodations in accordance with the AODA – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please indicate in your application any accommodations you will require throughout the recruitment process.  Alternatively please contact our corporate offices main line to be directed to a member of the Talent Acquisition team at  (416) 675-4530. 

 


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