A fundamental conviction anchors the diverse responsibilities of Canadian Blood Services: what we do matters. We ensure Canadian patients have reliable access to the safe, high-quality, blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues they need.
Canadian Blood Services is seeking a Physician to help further our mission, to 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. We offer the opportunity to contribute to systems-level changes in health care, providing the opportunity to contribute to the care of both individual patient and the larger Canadian population that we serve.
Reporting to the Medical Director, Medical Services & Hospital Relations, the physician is a member of a multidisciplinary team that maintains the medically-relevant, biological and technical standards established for blood collection, processing, testing, storage and distribution processes. They will support and further develop the scientific and medical aspects of donor and patient-related services offered by Canadian Blood Services. The physician also supports professional education and public awareness activities related to transfusion and transplantation and shares our knowledge and expertise with our health-care partners, donors, patients and others. This role provides the clinically-relevant direction and advice on all medical and technical policies and procedures in support of good manufacturing practices, all regulatory requirements, and the safety and adequacy of our products and services.
Provides medical expertise for activities involving donor selection and the collection of blood donations and blood component production and release
Delivers consultative services on all aspects of transfusion medicine to stakeholders including physicians, and allied health professions at local universities, colleges, hospitals, blood offices and educational programs. Actively develops and promotes programs to establish best practices for transfusion medicine, the appropriate utilization of blood and blood products, and transfusion medicine testing
Delivers consultative services and medical expertise internally at Canadian Blood Services for supply chain operations, quality and regulatory issues, donor relations, and stem cells
Promotes, initiates, and conducts a program of applied or developmental research in collaboration with others to optimize processes and products, reduce costs, and evaluate new products or processes
Participates in the development of Canadian Blood Services’ national or regional policies
Provides thought leadership and subject matter expertise to strategic initiatives, operational initiatives/processes as well as legal and human rights issues
May also deliver consultative services in immunohematology
Education, Training, and Experience:
A medical degree and a license in good standing to practice medicine in the province of residence is required
Must meet all relevant provincial requirements as defined in legislation and by accrediting bodies for province of residence
A speciality certification in Hematology, Hematopathology, Transfusion Medicine or a related field is preferred
Must have or be eligible for University appointment in the province of residence
Demonstrated Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Exemplifies integrity, collaboration, adaptability, respect and excellence in every situation
A proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong analytical abilities coupled with effective problem solving and decision-making skills
Effective leadership abilities with a strong commitment to operating within a multi-disciplinary team environment
Comprehensive knowledge of quality systems is required
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to adapt readily to rapid and changing environments
Demonstrated ongoing commitment to professional development
Travel will be required
If you are looking for a meaningful career where you will make a difference and support healthy lives with commitment and care on a national level – we would like to meet you.
Canadian Blood Services has made a commitment to create and foster an inclusive culture based on fairness and equity to better serve Canadians and ensure everyone is treated with dignity, respect and courtesy.
This position can be in any Canadian Blood Services location.
This is a full-time position, but consideration will be given to candidates who prefer part-time.
Inquiries and questions can be directed to Dr. Isra Levy, Vice President, Medical Affairs & Innovation at Isra.Levy@blood.ca.
We ask interested parties to please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae directly to Tracy.OToole@blood.ca.
Internal Number: 8948-239
About Canadian Blood Services
We manage the national supply of blood, blood products, stem cells and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). We also lead an integrated, interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation for all of Canada.
We are dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the manufacturing and delivery of safe, relevant, quality products and services to Canadians. Generous donors, volunteers, corporate partners and employees make this possible. We are grateful for their ongoing commitment to helping save or improve the lives of many Canadians.
Canadian Blood Services operates an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model. Our national scope, infrastructure and governance make us unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape. Canadian Blood Services was founded in 1998, based on recommendations from the Krever Report on the tainted blood scandal. We are regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health.
Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to operate Canada’s blood supply in a manner that gains the trust, c...ommitment and confidence of all Canadians by providing a safe, secure, cost-effective, affordable and accessible supply of quality blood, blood products and their alternatives.