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LAB00009351 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Ponoka is a small town with easy access to Red Deer, Edmonton and Calgary. As a multi-site position you will have an opportunity to work in two facilities with the primary work location being at Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre. Ponoka Hospital is an acute care facility with an active emergency department. Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury is a large mental health facility with an active brain injury rehabilitation department. The position includes days, weekends and home collections.


As a Medical Laboratory Assistant I, you will provide high quality service to clients of the clinical laboratory in an effective, efficient and safe manner. You will be responsible for a variety of laboratory functions including procurement, handling, processing, dispatching and testing of specimens, performing procedures and reporting results.

  • Classification: Laboratory Assistant I
  • Department: Rural Clinical Lab Suppl. PONH
  • Primary Location: Ponoka Hospital and Care Ctr
  • Multi-Site: Multisite
  • FTE: 0.80
  • Posting End Date: 24-JAN-2022
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 03-FEB-2022
  • Temporary End Date: 24-JAN-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75, 4.0, 3.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 48
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $22.73
  • Maximum Salary: $28.34
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Assistant program or equivalent.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Relevant experience performing procedures in a core laboratory in the last two years. Laboratory experience including urinalysis, specimen collection, preparation and referral of specimens. Experience in ECG and Holter Monitor testing. The ability to effectively communicate in English with excellent interpersonal communication. Good organizational skills and ability to assume responsibility. Ability to work independently and promote good teamwork. Demonstrated initiative, good judgment, and attention to detail. Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations. Ability to demonstrate tact and courtesy in dealing with patients, staff, and physicians. Practices effective infection control, and safety techniques as applicable. Proficient computer skills. Demonstrated desire and actions to further own knowledge relating to profession. Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and adapt to stressful situations using tact and diplomacy. Ability to interpret, explain and apply applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures Receptive to new ideas and change.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Meditech.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Hiring Requirements:

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with APL.

COVID-19 Immunization: Proof of full immunization against COVID-19. Full immunization status is achieved when 14 days have passed after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine. See our Frequently Asked Quesitons for additional information.

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