Plasma Associate


Lethbridge, AB, CA, T1K 8A8

​Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 5982


​Employment status: Temporary part-time
Position's anticipated start date: 2024-06-03 
Position's anticipated end date: 2025-06-01 
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.73 
Number of positions available:


Classification: CUPE 1846
Salary/Rate of pay: $26.11


Application deadline: 2024-06-26 
Application requirements:

  • Your up-to-date resume.
  • Job specific cover letter.
  • We recommend you save a copy of the job posting for reference throughout the recruitment process.


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 a Temporary Part-Time Plasma Associate to join our dynamic Plasma Operations team


The Plasma Operations team is responsible for supporting Canadian Blood Services by establishing the planning framework and operational infrastructure necessary to meet plasma collection goals. This team advances our strategy in securing a domestic supply of plasma for immune globulin and ensuring Canadians have access to these life-saving products. In this role, you will act as an ambassador of the plasma donation program and promote and contribute to a collaborative and donor-centric work environment. 


Formula for success 


  • Leveraging your excellent customer service skills, you will promote a positive experience for donors throughout the collection process and take initiative to ensure that donors are engaged, and their needs are met. 

  • Utilizing your superior interpersonal and communication skills, you will greet and assist all plasma donors as they progress through the donation process in an engaging and positive manner. 

  • You will apply your experience and training in phlebotomy to perform venipuncture according to established standards, monitoring donors for safety and comfort, and providing post-donation care and instruction. 

  • Your excellent attention to detail will be utilized in ensuring accuracy of product information in our IT system, when completing the product labelling process, and when preparing products for freezing, centrifuging and shipment to our testing facilities. 

  • Drawing on your knowledge or experience in continuous improvement, you will contribute to the framework of continuous improvement and implementation of best practice standards with the team. 


Desired education and skills  


  • Completion of post-secondary education in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution, preferably in science/health-related fields of study.  

  • Completion of an accredited training program in phlebotomy is an asset.  

  • Minimum 3 years of progressive experience working with the public, particularly in a high customer-focused environment. 

  • Basic computer skills and the ability to learn new systems and programs. Previous knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook are considered assets. 

  • Knowledge of and experience working with current Good Manufacturing Practices. 

  • A second language is considered an asset to support a positive donor experience. 


What we offer you 


  • Premiums paid according to the collective agreement.
  • Defined benefit pension plan. 
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, and much more.


What you can expect 


  • Shifts/hours will vary. You must be flexible to accommodate assigned shifts which are based on operational needs. Shifts include days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.  

  • Physical requirements for the role include the ability to lift weight up to 10 kg (22 lbs.). 


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.