Plasma Associate


Abbotsford, BC, CA, V2T 4M5

The successful candidate will be working at the 32700 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, Plasma site.


​Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 4892


​Employment status: Temporary part-time
Position's anticipated start date: 2023-09-04 

Position's anticipated end date (if temporary): 2024-08-25 or return of Incumbent
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.73 


Classification: HEU 180
Salary/Rate of pay: SD 21 - $29.57


Application deadline: Will remain open until filled 


Do you currently work for Canadian Blood Services? All employees must apply via the internal career page.


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 two Temporary Part-Time Plasma Associates to join our Plasma Operations team in Abbotsford, British Columbia.


The Plasma Operations team is responsible for planning the framework and operational infrastructure to deliver on our plasma collection goals, and to advance our strategy in securing a domestic supply of plasma for immune globulin, as part of ensuring Canadians have access to these life-saving products.


Formula for success

  • Utilizing your excellent organizational skills, you will assemble and prepare supplies, equipment and associated documentation required to expedite collection process; you will also prepare product samples for shipment to testing facility and to fractionator and ensure documentation requirements and products meet specifications.
  • Leveraging your superb people skills and ability to communicate effectively, you will conduct confidential donor screening, obtain donor consent, complete donor registration, and respond to inquiries and concerns regarding plasma donation/process, etc.
  • Drawing on your knowledge and experience, you will perform venepuncture according to established standards; you will also prepare products for freezing, monitor temperatures, and centrifuge product samples as per established procedures.
  • Using your excellent interpersonal skills, you will assist with various recruitment/retention initiatives designed to further grow or engage the donor base.


Desired education and skills

  • Post-secondary level education in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution preferably in science/health related field of study.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience working with the public, particularly in a high customer-focused environment.
  • Completion of a formal training program in phlebotomy, an asset.
  • Experience with current Good Manufacturing Practices is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills in English; bilingualism is an asset.
  • Adaptable, flexible and comfortable with frequent changes.
  • Must be detail-oriented and capable of working in a highly regulated environment.
  • The ability to exercise judgment, tact, diplomacy and strict confidentiality are mandatory.
  • Computer literacy required.


What we offer you 

  • 13% in lieu for vacation and holidays.
  • DB pension plan.
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, and much more! 


What you can expect

  • Currently the work days can include Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; Shift start and stop times are as follows 0645-1245, 0700-1300, 0730-1330, 0830-1430, 1330-1930, 1430-2030, 1515-2115, 0845-1445, 0815-1415, 930-1530, 0915-1515; Rest days are Saturday/Sunday, Sunday/Monday.




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! 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 (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.