This week of April 26 - May 2, SEIU-West is proud to celebrate National Medical Laboratory Week!
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most critical issues facing governments across the world is the ability to test people for the virus in a timely manner. At the front lines of this fight is the work done within our Medical Laboratories.
The Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) performs laboratory duties for the detection, prevention and management of physiological and pathological conditions. They are also responsible for specimen collection and pre-analytical specimen handling/processing.
For this weeks’ celebration, we’re shining the spotlight on Tanya, a Medical Laboratory Technologist at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.
Tanya's day includes working with other co-workers as a team to produce reliable and accurate results for continuing patient care, ensuring Quality Control and Assurance of tests and analyzers in the lab. And also helping fellow co-workers with issues and their work.
Her day involves working with other co-workers as a team to produce reliable and accurate results for continuing patient care. They are also responsible to maintain documents for the operation and maintenance of analyzers and equipment throughout the lab.
About what she loves most about her job Tanya says, "I love the part of work that I perform is to aid medical professionals in diagnosis and treatment of ailments and diseases. Sometimes it also includes how the results improve with treatment towards a cure".
Tanya and her fellow MLTs are working extremely hard through this pandemic. They are maintaining current testing on all patients, as well as, bringing in and working up new testing for the continuing and future care of the COVID-19 patients and all other patients.
We are proud to celebrate the health care heroes that make up the team in Medical Laboratories.