Very productive workplace with some travelling around the province.
Staff Nurse / Nurse Consultant (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 14 February 2017
A typical day at work would be to screen potential blood donors, initiate blood donation for whole blood, platelets or plasma. Working as a nurse consultant to Donor Care Associates as well as performing cursory physical examinations to potential donors was also included, as required. Traveling around the province with the blood care team was a very enjoyable part of my job.
I learned quite a lot at CBS, beginning with phlebotomy, and providing IV access for the purpose of blood/blood product collection and up to data processing.
Working with so many potential donors, learning new skills, as well as traveling were the best parts of my job.
Medical Screener (Current Employee) – ontario – 7 February 2017
Donors - Wonderful - Coworkers - Wonderful - Management - Does not understand the working parts of the organization, including scope of the employees they oversee Hourly wage is wonderful but job security/hours/ work life balance are all identified problems in the work culture.
This was a wonderful rewarding company to work for.
Medical Technologist (Former Employee) – London, ON – 15 September 2016
I started working for this company when it was Canadian Red Cross. It evolved into Canadian Blood Services. It was a rewarding place to work. You always felt like you were helping and making a difference in peoples lives. It was a company of constant change..always keeping on top of the most recent technology. The atmosphere aided in making you very adaptable to change. I feel I was very lucky to have made my career with this establishment.
Company offered many learning experiences...online courses, conferences, in house training, etc.
Clinic Assistant (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 3 January 2017
typical day was busy, but very fun to interact with Donors and coworkers. I really enjoyed working here and had to leave due to the 2 days a week work schedule. It was really hard to work this around another job, to receive full time work.
only 2 days per week/closed prince george location
Volunteer work & Interest (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 January 2017
Able to help in my own little way by donating blood. I know that by donating i get to help patients needing it and I've been doing it too even when i'm still in the Philippines. Also it has also benefit for your body everytime you donate blood.
Providing Sudbury and beyond the community with much needed blood products
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 6 September 2016
CBS is a call-centered approach to scheduling and review of donors and potential donors. Keeping in contact and encouraging repeat donations is an important part of a healthy community that supports its' vital services including medical.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 August 2015
Canadian Blood Services is a pretty stable organization with good benefits for the employees. Given the opportunity to be rehired will be an honor because people there are very professional, kind-hearted and and very courteous. The workplace is pleasant and you can easily deal with people around you.
Rewarding job that help saves people lives by taking blood.
Phlebotomist/ LPN (Current Employee) – Saint John, N.B – 30 September 2015
Good place to work for. There's a lot of travel with a good bunch of staff. Travel is 3-4 days away a week. Meet lots of nice people who are donating blood and their time for free. The pay for staff is decent and great benefits.
Lab assistant (Current Employee) – Brampton – 30 April 2013
Overall good place to work salary and benefits are good. Sometimes a challenging place to work due to language barriers. A lot of egos because some claim to be doctors or medical technologist back home and cannot accept that here they are working as lab assistants. Look at previous review starting with"Bussy" and you can understand what I mean. It can be frustrating sometimes so patience is always required.