Stephanie worked in Mental Health and Addictions Services as a Medical Office Assistant (MOA) where she answered phones, de-escalated situations by phone or in-person, booked injection appointments, wrote letters, uploaded documents to provincial software, and communicated with clients. She’s worked in the drive through, test centres, and mobile in the inner city over the past year. Now she works in the MRI department at RUH. She’s proud to be a Jack of all trades!
Carla is a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) in an urban hospital where she works in a hematology lab. In the lab, Carla analyzes blood samples looking for blood diseases such as leukemia and anemia. She also performs testing and monitoring for anti-coagulation therapy and bleeding disorders. Throughout the pandemic, Carla's colleagues have run hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 tests.
According to your pocket calendar, we should be celebrating Health Information Management Professionals this month. However, their recognition week has been moved to October. To give you a preview of what a HIMP does, read more about Gina.
We couldn't be more proud of our members and the work they do for the people of Saskatchewan. Felix is one of those members.
November 20-28, 2021 is Saskatchewan Multicultural Week. This year, the Multicultural Association of Saskatchewan is asking us to celebrate Saskatchewan Multicultural week by having residents share stories with the hashtag #TogetherWeMakeSaskatchewanStrong.
We couldn't be more proud of our members, so we are highlighting some of our multicultural members this week. Meet Manu.
Laurie is a Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) who is also a CLXT. She works in a one room X-ray department so there is only one tech working each day. She also has some days where she works in the lab. On weekends and on call, there is one person working in both lab and X-ray.
Blair is a member of the facilities team at his urban hospital. He works as a plumber where he maintains, installs and repairs equipment with a focus on plumbing, heating, cooling and all medical gas equipment. Blair is someone who works behind the scenes to ensure that the hospital is running efficiently and that patient safety is always at its highest level.
Melanie works as a Combined Lab X-ray Technician (CLXT) in rural Saskatchewan in an integrated facility. Being a CLXT involves collecting samples from patients and then running any applicable tests that the requisitions ask for, following up with clerical work and packing up the samples to be batch tested in bigger centres. She also performs X-rays. They still work with older equipment so she also adds chemicals to the machines to keep them operational.
Ryan is a Journeyman Electrician for Chinook School Division in Southwest Saskatchewan. Encouraged to become an electrician by his father, he has been working in the electrical trade for 17 years. Ryan’s job is to fix electrical issues in the schools including lights, plugs, and appliances to ensure they are safe for the students and staff to use. He loves that he is able to travel as part of his job because he’s able to interact with each school community.