Transfusion Medicine Specialist

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Transfusion Medicine Specialist

Posting Date:  January 11, 2024

Position profile – Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) – Saskatoon and University Saskatchewan, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, seek a Transfusion Medicine Specialist, with 0.5 FTE available in this position.

A part-time role in another discipline of laboratory medicine or a clinical specialty may be potential options, depending on the training of the applicant.

Compensation Details – competitive independent contract – Step 1: $347, 118

Benefits – This is an independent contractor position, therefore benefits are the responsibility of the physician    

Location of Practice – Saskatoon, SK       

Language of Work – English

Faculty of the Division of Transfusion Medicine are based at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, with roles including laboratory based medical leadership and consultative services. In Saskatoon, the TM Physician team function as medical directors of three hospital-based Transfusion Medicine (TM) laboratories, including a provincial reference laboratory performing complex immunohematology testing and cellular therapy activities; and provide consultative services focused on pre-transfusion test appropriateness, blood component/product stewardship, transfusion safety, and inventory management. On-call clinical and TM lab consultation services also extend throughout Northern Saskatchewan. TM Physicians work collaboratively with colleagues in the Division of Hematopathology, specifically including the core and special coagulation laboratories. Teaching and mentorship of learners is an expectation, with a particular focus on trainees completing focused TM education in the Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology Residency Program. Local and national collaborative research opportunities are available.

Qualifications/Requirements of the position – Candidates in consideration must hold certification or eligibility for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in a lab discipline (e.g. General Pathology, Hematopathology) or medical specialty (e.g. Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Anesthesia) with specific fellowship training in Transfusion Medicine, or a suitable combination of education and experience. In addition, candidates must be eligible for licensing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

The City - Saskatoon Shines - Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan with more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city. Saskatoon is in the first place a university city with a large student and faculty population. Excellent educational facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, home of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, draw the best minds from around the world creating a youthful vitality and cultural richness evident in every neighbourhood. Saskatoon offers non-stop entertainment opportunities including world class events, festivals and attractions, a strong arts and music focus, and a short drive to the northern lake country. Saskatoon has more golf courses and restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America and is noted for its outstanding walking and biking trails along the riverbank.

The Authority - The SHA is the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 44,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely health care for the entire province. We are driven by the commitment to improve front line patient care for Saskatchewan people, and we are working together to better coordinate health services across the province to ensure that patients receive high quality, timely health care, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.

The University - The beautiful U of S campus is located on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base and a vibrant cultural life. The UofS is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence. It is home to the newly constructed Academic Health Sciences Complex and two of the largest science projects in the country – the Canadian Light Source synchrotron ( and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization/International Vaccine Centre (

To Apply: SHA supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients and welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates, please submit your curriculum vitae with a cover letter in confidence to:

Amanda Lee, Specialist Recruitment and Retention, Practitioner Staff Affairs – Saskatoon
Royal University Hospital I Suite 6740 I 103 Hospital Drive I Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Email: [email protected]