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Venipuncture Technician

Venipuncture Technician

Requisition ID 
2018-2636
Job Category  
Health/Medical Services
Department 
5320 - Health Services
Job Status 
Irregular Part-Time
Hiring Range 
$15,300 - $19,125

More information about this job

Overview

13.5 hours per week

 

To collect laboratory specimens as ordered by Physicians working at Health Services in a safe and professional manner. and according to Laboratory Best Practice Guidelines and relevant legislation including: Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, Human Pathogens and Toxins Act, 2009, Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990, Ministry of Health and Long term care Act, 1990 and other legislation as appropriate.

Responsibilities

Perform venipunctures and other lab procedures:

  • This is the primary role of this position
  • Responsible for informing and instructing patients about the collection of specimens such as fasting requirements, stool collections, urine samples etc

Administrative Duties:

  • Will maintain a daily record of patient visits and tests performed   
  • Responsible to keep a list of all HIV tests done, track them and file these into the patient’s chart
  • Responsible to enter the daily venipuncture billing on the computer
  • Responsible for supplying current OHIP information and data about the patient, to the testing Lab
  • Obtains urine samples for Drug Screening for specific employers, ensuring all special collection methods have been followed
  • Acts as a contact person between Health Services and the testing lab in matters involving specimen collection

Teach Health Services staff special laboratory procedures:

  • Responsible for being an expert in procedures such as chemical dipstick urine testing, Quick Strep A throat swabs, influenza nasopharyngeal swabs
  • Develops training methods that are suitable for the Health Services environment

Coordinates with Co-op Employers regarding Third Party Physicals for students

  • Stay current and informed with trends in tests and procedures
  • Informs the staff of these changes

Qualifications

  • Graduate from a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) accredited Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) education program
  • 2 years of expert level experience in venipunctures and other laboratory procedures such as centrifuge use
  • A member in good standing with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO)
  • Must be able to perform EKG and Pulmonary function Test
  • Must have experience in roles with progressive levels of autonomy within a lab setting 
  • Work in accordance to Laboratory Best Practice Guidelines and relevant legislation including: Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, Human Pathogens and Toxins Act, 2009, Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990, Ministry of Health and Long term care Act, 1990 and other legislation as appropriate