We are currently seeking (1) Temporary Part-Time Laboratory Assistant to join our Distribution team in Brampton.
Be part of a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, diverse and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians.
We are the connection between the sincere generosity of donors, and the heartfelt appreciation of recipients. Thousands of Canadians depend on our programs every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells, organs and tissues.
Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada’s lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living.
As a member of Canadian Blood Services (CBS), the Laboratory Assistant furthers the Mission, Vision, Values and objectives of CBS in the delivery of products, processes and services that meet or exceed customers’ expectations in accordance with CBS’ Management System and all legislative and regulatory requirements.
Under the supervision of Laboratory Manager / Designate, you are responsible for para technical functions of the Laboratory and may be assigned any of the duties and responsibilities listed below.
Depending on the size of the Centre, complete rotation of duties may not be practical. You will adhere to all current operating procedure, practices good judgment in the performance of job responsibilities and promote Centre objectives through good interpersonal skills.
You may be assigned to do some or all of the following responsibilities :
Prepares, produces and / or modifies all blood components and has the responsibility for maintaining proper storage of whole blood and blood components.
Prepares available inventory, issues, and outdates counts of blood and components on a daily basis.
Receives orders, selects, issues, dispatches, and may be assigned to pack blood, blood components and fractionation products to hospitals according to Standard Operating Procedures.
Prepares donor samples for testing according to Standard Operating Procedures.
Prepares individual plasma units of various types, completes paperwork and prepares shipment of units to fractionation plant.
Performs cleaning of equipment and supplies.
Performs preventative maintenance of equipment used in the laboratory.
May be assigned to operate a computer terminal and other automated equipment.
Observes laboratory hygiene, precautions and laboratory safety regulations.
Assists in the laboratory by performing para technical duties, under the close supervision of a technologist (e.g., sorting banks, opening specimens, writing worksheets, and recording results).
Assists the laboratory manager or designate in the development and evaluation of procedures, such as integration of a new procedure.
Maintains adequate stock of supplies and prepares weekly supply orders.
Follows all policies and procedures to maintain a healthy and safe work environment.
May assist with training of staff.
Performs additional Laboratory department related tasks and duties.
Grade 12 and one year laboratory work experience or an equivalent combination. BSc or College Diploma would be considered an asset.
Experience in food processing or pharmaceutical or biologics manufacturing is a strong asset.
Relevant computer skills may be required.
Qualifications and skills required - manual dexterity, ability to prepare and maintain accurate records, initiative and ability to work independently, ability to carry out repetitive tasks in a meticulous manner.
Ability to learn required technical skills.
Must have good oral and written communications skills.
Must be available to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights,weekends and holidays.
Fluency in English is required.