A blood donor clinic assistant makes sure donors are eligible to give blood and that donors are safe during blood collection.
A blood donor clinic assistant makes sure donors are eligible to give blood and that donors are safe during blood collection. Blood donor clinic assistants also keep records and check donors’ identification documents, medical history and more. You may work for one clinic or at different clinics. Sometimes clinics take place in temporary locations, such as schools, community centres or private businesses.
Generally, blood donor clinic assistants:
- Say hello to potential donors and register them to give blood.
- Monitor the collection of whole blood/aphaeresis and inspect all blood units.
- Monitor donors during and after giving blood and report health concerns to nurses.
- Label and process donated blood.
- Make sure there are enough supplies and order more when necessary.
- Maintain equipment, records and data.
- Follow procedures to prevent the spread of infection.
This job requires:
College or University
This job requires
0 - 2
years of work experience.
As a blood clinic assistant, you need to:
- Speak, write and read English.
- Know and follow sterilization techniques.
- Listen to donors and make sure you record accurate information. This is a matter of safety for the donor and those who receive donated blood.
- Use first aid techniques when necessary.
- Understand and use medical terminology.
- Have excellent customer service and organizational skills.
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person and in writing with donors, other medical staff and suppliers. It can be helpful to know 2 or more languages.
Labour Market Information
Right now, many health care workers are older, and many are retiring. This means that there may be more job opportunities for people to enter jobs like blood donor clinic assistants without formal health care training.
The work prospects for this job are:
The average hourly wage for this job is: C$16.31/hour.
Source: Working in Canada
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