Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.
Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.
Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.
About the role
Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular Part-Time Laboratory Assistant to join our dynamic Distribution team in Dartmouth. The work of Laboratory Assistants is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. In this role, you will be working on the frontlines, assisting in the production of blood components that provide life-saving treatments for Canadians.
Key responsibilities include:
May receive, assess and produce whole blood and apheresis platelets and plasma into requested blood components
May prepare, produce and complete production records on all blood components
May perform bacterial detection
May receive orders, select, issue, dispatch and pack blood, blood components and fractionation products to hospitals according to Standard Operating Procedures
May prepare shipment of units to fractionation plant
May be assigned to operate a computer terminal and other automated equipment
Maintains adequate stock of supplies and prepares weekly supply orders
Performs maintenance of equipment
End labels and stores products
Observes laboratory hygiene and safety regulations and precautions
Performs other department related tasks and duties as assigned
One year laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
Experience in a regulated, manufacturing environment an asset
Secondary School Diploma
Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, including legible handwriting
Superior multi-tasking skills required
Ability to work with others effectively in a team environment
Ability to work independently and follow instructions precisely
Detail-oriented and capable of working in a highly regulated environment
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
Must be available to work variable shifts - days, evenings, nights and weekends
Starting rate: $21.7427/Hourly
Paid holidays and vacations
Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits
Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan
Employee discounts, wellness program, and much more
Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.
If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives.