Medical Laboratory Technologist - National Platelet Immunology Reference Lab (NPIRL)


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3E 3R4

The successful candidate will be working at 777 William Ave, Winnipeg Centre. 


Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 5076


​Employment status: Temporary full-time
Position's anticipated start date: 2023-10-04 
Position's anticipated end date: 2024-10-03 
Possible schedule/FTE: 1.0 


Classification: Lab Aligned
Rate of pay: TECH II ($33.68 - $42.27)


Application deadline: Posted until filled 
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This position is open to: Internal and External applicants


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 full-time Medical Laboratory Technologist - National Platelet Immunology Reference Lab (NPIRL) to join our dynamic team.


In this role, you will be responsible for accessioning, testing, interpreting and reporting results, preparation of reagents and equipment for daily use. You will perform these duties in accordance with all Canadian Blood Services Operating Procedures and manufacturer’s instructions. 


Formula for success


  • Performs activities to prepare for testing by receiving reagents and kits for testing, preparing lab equipment for routine operation and performing quality control and quality assurance procedures.
  • Accessions patient and donor samples into Laboratory Information System, assesses samples for suitability, selects the appropriate testing for sample type received, prepares samples for testing.
  • Performs specialized testing procedures, then acquires data to interpret test results using automated instrumentation and computer assisted analysis when required.
  • Prioritizes workload, collaborates in a laboratory ‘community of practice’ to manage patient cases in order to meet turnaround time.
  • Recognizes unusual test results and assesses need and/or value of further testing
  • Prepares comprehensive reports for distribution
  • Performs platelet donor searches
  • Notifies the Charge Technologist or designate of any problems


Desired education and skills


  • Graduate of an approved Medical Laboratory Technology training program with attained certification or eligibility for certification by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) is required.
  • Current registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba (CMLTM) is required, or eligible to obtain registration. 
  • A minimum of one year experience in a Transfusion Medicine related lab or experience working in a molecular laboratory is preferred.
  • General knowledge of hospital and various laboratory policies and procedures, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), is required.
    OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with departmental staff, management, volunteers, customers, and the general public.
  • Competency in the use of Laboratory software, computers within a Windows operating system using Microsoft Word, Excel, and e-mail software.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Displays telephone etiquette and maintains high professional standards.
  • Demonstrates good listening skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions, document work and assume responsibility for own work.


What we offer you

  • Payment in lieu of vacation 
  • Payment in lieu of benefits
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, professional resources


What you can expect

  • Typically this role works Monday to Friday with shifts between 0730 - 1630, however this is subject to change and you may be required to work evenings and weekends.
  • Extended periods (2 or more hours duration) of sitting, standing, walking and lifting supplies and equipment that may exceed 10 kg throughout the course of the regular work schedule.


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 will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.