Medical Technologists and Technicians

Typically, a majority of patient encounters in health care involves interactions with medical technologist and technician professionals. These engagements are often short but essential. Medical technologists and technicians bear a large part of the responsibility for the general outcome of patient care. Yet they are often overlooked. The medical tests you have had done were probably done by a CUPE medical diagnostic technologist or technician.

CUPE's Medical Diagnostic Technologists and Technicians Committee is bringing awareness to the vital role these medical professionals perform on a daily basis with this video project. Meet five new medical technologists and technicians each week for the next six weeks.

CUPE's medical technologists and technicians are: biomedical techs, x-ray techs, ultrasound techs, lab techs, nuclear medicine techs, orthopedic techs, combined lab and x-ray techs, cardiovascular techs, and ECG techs.

REGINA: The CUPE Saskatchewan Health Care Council has released a report which indicates that increased workload and understaffing of medical technologists and technicians are putting them under extreme pressure and could compromise patient care. CUPE medical technologists and technicians provide essential services such as prepping medication, providing blood tests, X-rays, CT and MRI scans, and other diagnostic tests.

The report, titled Under Pressure: Report on the Workload of CUPE Medical Technologists and Technicians in Saskatchewan, is based on an intensive online survey of CUPE members who work as medical technologists and technicians.

Medical laboratory professionals are a critically important part of the health care team. They sort, prepare, and analyze samples from a variety of tissue and fluid samples to provide accurate and timely information that helps guide medical decisions.

CUPE medical laboratory professionals work hard every day, but during National Medical Laboratory Week let's show the public what medical laboratory professionals do, and show our support for this important work!

CUPE Saskatchewan Health Care Council's Medical Diagnostic Technologists and Technicians Committee is bringing awareness to the vital role these medical professionals perform on a daily basis.

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The CUPE Health Care Council Medical Diagnostic Technologists and Technicians Committee has developed a survey to get more information about how workload and staffing issues are affecting members at work and at home.

MedTechsMatterCUPE celebrates Provincial Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technician Recognition Week – October 19, 2015 to October 23, 2015.

It is Provincial Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technician Recognition Week and it is the perfect time to highlight the important work our members do to provide quality patient care.

Many patient encounters in health care involve interactions with medical technologist and technician professionals. Whether working in urban or rural Saskatchewan, Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technicians are a fundamental component of the health care team.

So during Provincial Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technician Recognition Week, take some time to appreciate the important work these members do every day.

CUPE Saskatchewan Health Care Council's Diagnostic Medical Technologists and Technicians Committee is bringing awareness to the vital role that these medical professionals perform on a daily basis.

image002Pharmacy Technologists and Technicians Matter!

CUPE celebrates National Pharmacy Technologists Day – October 28, 2014.

It is National Pharmacy Technologists Day and it is the perfect time to highlight the important work our members do to provide quality patient care.

Many patient encounters in health care involve interactions with medical technologist and technician professionals. Whether working in urban or rural Saskatchewan, Pharmacy Technologists and Technicians are a fundamental component of the health care team.

So during National Technologists Day, take some time to appreciate the important work these members do every day.

CUPE Saskatchewan Health Care Council's Diagnostic Medical Technologists and Technicians Committee is bringing awareness to the vital role that these medical professionals perform on a daily basis.

Check out our campaign on the CUPE Health Care Council web site at: www.cupesaskhcc.ca

Thank you and have good day.

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image002Medical Radiology Technologists and Technicians Matter!

From November 2 -8, CUPE is celebrating National Medical Radiology Week and acknowledging the important role that medical technologists and technicians play in providing high quality patient care.

Many patient encounters in health care involve interactions with medical technologist and technician professionals. Whether working in urban or rural Saskatchewan, Radiology Technologists and Technicians are a fundamental component of the health care team.

So join us during National Medical Radiology Week to take some time to appreciate the important work these members do every day.
CUPE Saskatchewan Health Care Council's Diagnostic Medical Technologists and Technicians Committee is bringing awareness to the vital role that these medical professionals perform on a daily basis.

Check out our campaign on the CUPE Health Care Council web site at: www.cupesaskhcc.ca 

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CUPE celebrates Provincial Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technician Recognition Day – October 24, 2014.

It is Provincial Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technician Recognition Day and it is the perfect time to highlight the important work our members do to provide quality patient care.

Many patient encounters in health care involve interactions with medical technologist and technician professionals. Whether working in urban or rural Saskatchewan, Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technicians are a fundamental component of the health care team.

So during Provincial Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technician Recognition Day, take some time to appreciate the important work these members do every day.

CUPE Saskatchewan Health Care Council's Diagnostic Medical Technologists and Technicians Committee is bringing awareness to the vital role that these medical professionals perform on a daily basis.

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Come on out and hear what the cuts to Medicare mean for our health services and what you can do about it!
We have an exciting panel of speakers including:
Maude Barlow, Chair of Council of Canadians
Paul Moist, President CUPE National
Ryan Meili, Canadian Doctors for Medicare

The event takes places:
Monday, June 23at 7:00pm

Royal Saskatchewan Museum
2445 Albert Street, Regina

For more information, please contact Carmel Mitchell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CUPE-MedTechMedical Laboratory Technologists Matter! CUPE celebrates National Medical Laboratory Technologists Week – April 20 to 26, 2014.

It is Medical Laboratory Technologists week and it is the perfect time to highlight the important work our members do to provide quality patient care.