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.
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
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.
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.