Laboratory Clerk – Laboratory Services – SMRH Job at Nova Scotia Health Authority – in Antigonish, NS

Job Description

Req ID: 111491

Location: Eastern Zone, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital

Company: NSHA

Department: PLM Laboratory Services SMRH

Type of Employment: Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status: CUPE

Posting Closing Date: 11-May-21

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Laboratory Services Manager, this position is responsible for registering laboratory patients in an effective and courteous manner, considering always the well being of the client and coworkers in accordance with NSHA’s Key Strategic Priority Quality and Patient Safety. Incumbent must be self-motivated with the organizational skills necessary to perform the tasks associated with the lab registration and reception areas. The incumbent must be able to work independently with the ability to prioritize daily tasks. Rotating shifts and weekend/evening coverage and cross training within other areas of Laboratory Services may be required. Key components of the position are communication, customer service, data accuracy, punctuality, attention to detail, compliance to standard operating procedures as well as OH&S regulations, etc.


Graduate of a Recognized Business/Medical Program and/or equivalent combination of education and experience

Medical Terminology Course

Demonstrated experience in the computerized registration process (Meditech Admissions module) required

Responsible for registering clients for the outpatient laboratory services

Responsible for obtaining and accurately updating client information at time of registration, including demographic and provider information;

Responsible for communicating instructions to clients regarding specimen collection and preparations;

Responsible for completing daily registration checks, to ensure data integrity is continuously maintained within the Meditech system in accordance with provincial standards;

Responsible for performing day to day activities within outpatient laboratory, as required;

Responsible for performing other related duties, as assigned.

Accountable to work in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and NSHA Policies and Procedures and to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect the employee’s own health and safety and that of other persons at or near the workplace.

Supports and delivers patient-centred care within the health authority in accordance to quality and patient safety standards

Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Casual Relief Position

Salary Information

Laboratory Clerk

$20.0857 – $21.9045 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check

Proof of education & training certifications

Proof of any additional required qualification

Valid registration with the relevant licensing body

Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation

Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit – CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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Company Location:  Antigonish, NS

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