Plasma Nurse


Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA, V2T 4M5

​Job category: Nursing
Job posting ID: 5623


​Employment status: Regular part-time
Position's anticipated start date: 2024-05-20 
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.73 


Classification: BCNU
Salary/Rate of pay: Nurse 3 - $40.21 to $57.78


Application deadline: Will remain open until filled 
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 Regular part-time Plasma Nurse to join our dynamic Plasma Operations team. 


The Plasma Operations team is responsible for supporting Canadian Blood Services by collecting plasma in a safe manner to enable safe products which save lives every day. In this role, you will be responsible for administrative support to all program activities and you will provide support in accordance with all regulations, standards and good manufacturing practice.

Formula for success

  • Leveraging your ability to communicate effectively with donors, you will conduct registration and confidential screening to determine eligibility and build and promote a positive donor experience.    

  • Utilizing your strong people skills, you will provide donors with information, instruction, and advice on plasma donation.  

  • Drawing on your knowledge and experience you will provide coaching and consultation to donor centre staff, acting as team lead for collection events as needed. 

  • With your excellent interpersonal skills, you will work in a diverse team environment assisting in the collection of plasma, which save lives daily. 

  • At mobile events within our communities, you will assist in setting up booths, tables, and other equipment to ensure donor clinics are properly set up for use.   

What you can expect

  • Currently the work days can include Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; Shift start and stop times are as follows 0730-1330, 0745-1345, 0815-1415, 0830-1430, 1330-1930, 1430-2030; Rest days are Saturday/Sunday, Sunday/Monday

What we offer you

  • Vacation
  • Payment in lieu of holidays
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Premiums paid according to the collective agreement
  • Defined benefit pension plan. 
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, professional resources. 


Desired education and skills

  • Completion of accredited nursing program and current license in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the province is required. 

  • 2 years of experience working as a nurse is considered an asset as is a certification in First Aid and CPR. 

  • Previous experience as a preceptor or with coaching others is an asset. 

  • Technical skills including Microsoft Word and Outlook, and the ability to learn new systems and programs.  

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

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.