Laboratory Assistant


Regina, SK, CA, S4P 4H6


​Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 5902


​Employment status: Regular part-time
Position's anticipated start date: 2024-05-13 
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.5 


Classification: SEIU 299
Salary/Rate of pay: 21.077


Application deadline: Open until filled 
Application requirements:

  • Your up-to-date resume.
  • 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  Regular Part-Time Laboratory Assistant to join our dynamic team.


The Laboratory team is responsible for supporting Canadian Blood Services by processing the whole blood collections to the final product and the distribution of these products to the customers of Canadian Blood Services. In this role, you will be working on the frontlines, assisting in the production of blood components that provide life-saving treatments for Canadians.


Formula for success


  • Drawing on your knowledge and experience in laboratory functions, you will be processing blood components such as platelet concentrates, fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate, recovered plasma, concentrated red cells and cryosupernatant plasma from whole blood and apheresis donations
  • Utilizing your knowledge and understanding of blood component production, you will be issuing blood products to Public Health and outside agencies for Quality Control, as well as issue blood and related products to our customers such as Provincial Hospitals and other blood centres, etc
  • Using your excellent organizational skills, you will be maintaining stock of supplies in component laboratory including fractionation products, red blood cells, and platelets
  • Using your attention to detail you will be involved in the maintenance of appropriate documentation and records related to inventory in compliance with Canadian Blood Services operational procedures and work instructions.
  • Applying your ability to be proactive and ensure excellence, you will be performing routine maintenance of equipment and work areas to ensure safety and quality of blood products and maintaining temperature records of laboratory equipment.


Desired education and skills


  • Grade 12 plus one year of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other staff, volunteers, donors and the general public
  • Ability to deal effectively other departments
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the job
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory operations
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment
  • Ability to organize work

What we offer you

  • Payment in lieu of vacation.  
  • Payment in lieu of holidays.   
  • Premiums paid according to the collective agreement. 
  • Eligible for defined benefit pension plan. 
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, professional resources. 

What you can expect


  • Rotating shifts Monday-Sunday and on call Monday-Thursday or Friday to Sunday.
  • Physical requirements for the role include the ability to lift weights 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.