Distribution Assistant


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6H 2N9

Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 5872


​Employment status: Temporary part-time
Position's anticipated start date: 2024-05-13 
Position's anticipated end date: 2025-02-16 
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.68 
Number of positions available:


Classification: HEU 180
Salary/Rate of pay: $27.82


Application deadline: Open until filled 
Application requirements:

  • Your up-to-date resume.
  • Job specific cover letter.

This position is open to: Internal and External applicants


Together, we can make all the difference in the lives of others.


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving lives. Thousands of patients depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues. 


If you are looking for a rewarding experience with a values and mission-driven team, join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference.


We acknowledge that the work of Canadian Blood Services spans many Territories and Treaty areas across the country, and we are grateful for the Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who have guided us in this important work. We recognize the land and waters that have inspired our work and offer gratitude to those Indigenous peoples on whose territory we work, live and play.


About the role:

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Temporary Part Time Distribution Assistant to join our dynamic Supply Chain Operations West team.


In this role you will be responsible for para‑technical functions of the Laboratory and may be assigned any of the duties and responsibilities listed below.  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.


Formula for success:

  • Drawing on your warehouse inventory experience, you will be receiving and storing blood, fractionation products and maintaining stock of distribution supplies in accordance with all Canadian Blood Services' Standard Operating Procedures and Good Documentation Practices
  • With your commitment to Excellence, you will be ensuring safety of blood products through an ongoing monitoring of product and product storage equipment (temperature, humidity variations, etc.) as well as performing recalls and removing outdated products
  • Utilizing your communication and your interpersonal skills, you will be issuing blood and related products to our customers such as Provincial Hospitals and other blood centers, and communicating with hospital team about orders placed as required
  • Applying your organizational skills, you will be batching and packing orders by priority and time of delivery to ensure compliance within established parameters for time and temperature limits during transit


Desired skills and education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong multi-tasking skills, work ethic and ability to follow instructions precisely
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal staff and external stakeholders in an effective and professional manner
  • Ability work with others in a multidisciplinary team environment, as well as independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work variable shifts including days, evenings and weekends
  • Physical ability to perform duties of the position (stoop, kneel, crouch, lift and carry boxes/cartons) and lifting up to 50lbs


What we offer you:

  • Payment in lieu of benefits, vacation and stat holidays
  • Defined benefits pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, and much more


What you can expect:

  • Monday 1300-1700. Tuesday/Wednesday Rest Days. Thursday 0800-1600. Saturday 1720-0050. Sunday 1535-2305.   1 hour overtime occasionally required on Sunday shift from 2305-0005. On-call staff are available for urgent off-shift needs (washed/deglyced red cells or empty shifts).

This position must meet the Trustworthiness and Reliability Verification requirements of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and is subject to criminal records and employment verification checks. 


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.


Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply by providing your up-to-date resume. This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.