Canadian Red Cross (Health Equipment cleaning and maintenance volunteer)

Organization Name: Canadian Red Cross
Opportunity Title: Health Equipment cleaning and maintenance volunteer
Category: Other Positions
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: May 6, 2019
End Date: April 24, 2025

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is currently seeking a Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) Cleaning and Maintenance Volunteer.  Reporting to the Community Health Coordinator, this position will clean, maintain and perform basic repairs of Red Cross Health equipment. The HELP Cleaning and Maintenance volunteer ensures that clients receive equipment that is of the highest standard of safety by inspecting, cleaning and disinfecting equipment, and by making adjustments and repairs as required. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Systematically inspect equipment according to set guidelines and identify repairs and perform routine maintenance required according to set standards and procedures. Replace broken or worn-out parts as needed. Operates hand and power tools in accordance with proper procedures. Clean and disinfect returned equipment according to Red Cross standards and procedures. Operate reprocessing equipment in accordance with proper procedures. Ensure all equipment is labeled and numbered according to inventory control and brand standards. Ensure equipment is stored safely in warehouse. Documents equipment inspection and repair as directed by supervisor. Carries out shipping and receiving of equipment as required. Follows Red Cross policies and procedures related to health, safety and quality to ensure employee, volunteer and client safety. Participates and promotes completion of mandatory health and safety education/orientation. Support other Red Cross initiatives, as needed, to provide for a coordinated team effort to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in the community. Performs other duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS: The minimum qualifications for this job are a minimum of two years safe driving experience and the ability to safely handle equipment up to (50 – 80 lbs). Mechanical aptitude with experience in using hand and power tools, working with parts and operating machinery. Strong customer service skills and communications skills, verbal and written. A valid provincial driver’s license and a satisfactory driver’s abstract is required. A satisfactory Criminal Record Check as well as a vulnerable sector check is required. Familiarity with computers and inventory control systems is a definite asset. Experience with seniors, cognitively impaired and physically disabled clients would be considered an asset. Able to work efficiently and effectively in fast paced environment. WORKING CONDITIONS The majority of time the work is performed in a warehouse space that is mostly clean and comfortable. This position involves long periods of standing and frequent reaching and bending. Hours of work for this position may vary. Personal protective equipment will be supplied as required. CSA Grade 1 footwear may be required with partial reimbursement of cost. Interested candidates may apply to Please add position title to subject line: Health equipment cleaning and maintenance volunteer in Dartmouth, NS. The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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