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Laboratory Assistant - Diagnostic Services


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3E 3R4

Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 3621


​Employment status: Regular part-time
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.7 FTE 


Classification: Lab Aligned
Salary/Rate of pay: $18.31


Application deadline: 2022/09/30 
This position is open to: Internal and External applicants


Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.   


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  


Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular Part-Time Medical Laboratory Assistant to join our dynamic Diagnostic Services – Red Cell Serology team in Winnipeg. The work of a Medical Laboratory Assistant is integral to Canadian Blood Services’ role as Canada’s Lifeline. In this role, you will be working on the frontlines, assisting in management of patient samples and blood components that provide life-saving treatments for Canadians. 


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Accession patient samples for testing
  • Perform routine equipment operation and maintenance
  • Receive stock blood components and returned components into inventory and determine if returned components are acceptable for re-distribution.
  • Pack blood components for delivery.
  • Prepare phosphate buffered saline (PBS) for use on automation.
  • Perform reagent lot release
  • Maintain and provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Perform work in accordance with the provisions of the Canadian Blood Services Corporate Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.  The job requirements may, on occasion, involve assisting with teaching and training of staff, student technologists and other Health Care professionals as required.


Required Skills:


  • Secondary School Diploma, preferably with science courses is required.
  • Completion of Medical Laboratory Assistant Program or a foreign trained Medical Technologist that does not have registered status in Canada is an asset.
  • Previous related experience in a laboratory or similarly regulated environment, including knowledge of general laboratory policies and procedures, medical terminology and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is an asset; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good command of the English language.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and follow instructions, document work and assume responsibility for own work.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, being able to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities within short timelines.
  • Must be available to work all shifts; days, evenings, overnight, weekends, and stat holidays


  • 3 weeks of paid vacation prorated to hours worked.
  • Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits.
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan.
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs, and much more.

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.  


To protect the health and safety of its employees, all Canadian Blood Services’ employees are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights grounds. 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.