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Nurse Specialist


Edmonton, AB, CA, T6G 2R8

Job category: Nursing
Job posting ID: 3272


​Employment status: Regular part-time
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.5334 


Classification: UNA 155
Salary/Rate of pay: $36.86 - $48.37


Application deadline: Will be posted until filled 
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.


            About this role:


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular Part-time Nurse Specialist, Cord Blood to join our dynamic Cord Blood team in Edmonton. The work of the Nurse Specialist, Cord Blood is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. Reporting to the Cord Blood Collections Supervisor, the Nurse Specialist is responsible for promoting, developing and maintaining an environment of continuous quality improvement in accordance with regulatory and accreditation standards; and customer satisfaction.


The Nurse Specialist, Cord Blood performs maternal interviews and assess responses to questions to assess donor suitability for cord blood donation including:


  • Informed consent
  • Medical history/health assessment questionnaire
  • Hospital medical chart review with associated assessment for cord blood suitability
  • Phlebotomy to obtain maternal blood samples
  • Ensures interviews are conducted based on regulations and adhering to various cultural sensitivities
  • Performs ex-utero umbilical cord blood collection as required (phlebotomy)
  • Promotes a working environment that fosters professional growth, communication and positive working relationships which include presentations in community and within hospital to physicians, midwives, nurses, support staff and community stakeholders
  • Provide training, support and mentorship to the cord blood bank team and hospital customers
  • Promote and facilitate effective stakeholder relationships both for internal and external customers





  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing of a recognized registered nursing program; and minimum of three to six years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required
  • Licensed to practice as a Registered nurse in the province of employment is a requirement
  • Experience in Obstetrical Nursing and/or Labour and Delivery is preferred
  • Venipuncture experience is mandatory
  • Supervisory experience is an asset
  • Knowledge or experience in stem cell collections is an asset


            Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, developed skills in design, instruction or facilitation is an asset
  • The ability to exercise judgment, tact, diplomacy and strict confidentiality are mandatory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Must be able to work independently, identify issues and provide resolutions to problems at the hospital.  This includes immediate decision making without consultation with the supervisor for their role and in support of the Collection Specialist, as required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team building and ability to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team setting as a non-hospital employee in a hospital setting
  • Computer literacy required; proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Must be detail-oriented and capable of working in a highly regulated environment. Ability to work under pressure to meet demands of the job
  • Fosters and promotes a positive public image of the Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank




  • Starting rate: $36.86/Hourly
  • Payment in lieu of vacation and holidays
  • Comprehensive group benefits plan
  • 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. Person’s 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 next 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.