When people think of government employees they don't often think about how many unique and challenging jobs people are performing day-in and day-out to keep our province going and growing. Here are just a few examples of the jobs MGEU members perform each and every day.
Lori Noordenbos: Lab Technologist
I love my job because it allows me to help out patients in figuring out the cause of their illness and what can be used to cure their illnesses and infections.
Local 351 - Westman Lab
Over 80 percent of physicians’ diagnoses depend upon blood work, which is why Lori Noordenbos plays such a vital role in our health care system. You probably won’t see her when you visit a hospital, but she’s working behind the scenes to make sure patients receive the proper diagnosis and treatment to help them recover.
Lori works on different kinds of samples to find out which bacteria are causing infections. Once she isolates the bacteria, she then tests it against various antibiotics and informs the doctor which antibiotic would be best at treating the infection. To do this, a quick, accurate test result is key.
“I love my job because it allows me to help out patients in figuring out the cause of their illness and what can be used to cure their illnesses and infections.”
Lori has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba and studied Medical Laboratory Science at Red River College. She has also been active in her MGEU Local for ten years and currently serves her fellow members as Chief Steward. Lori says she first got involved in the MGEU because she wanted to learn more about how the union works and what it offers so that she can help make a difference.