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Senior Project Manager, Organ & Tissue Donation & Transplantation - Remote


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​Job category: Continuous improvement and project management
Job posting ID: 3064


​Employment status: Regular full-time


Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: $90,000 to $114,000


Application deadline: 2022-05-27 


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 the role


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular full-time Senior Project Manager, System Development to join our dynamic Organ & Tissue Donation & Transplantation (OTDT) team. The work of Senior Project Manager, System Development is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. In this role you will be responsible for the planning, management, development, implementation and evaluation of complex projects that advance the performance of the organ and tissue donation and transplantation system in Canada.  The Senior Project Manager coordinates, leads and manages the activities of all internal and external stakeholders involved in the Project Team to achieve project objectives in accordance with established cost and time parameters.  


These complex multi-year projects include the creation, implementation and evaluation of large projects, including clinical practice guidelines, policy frameworks, and evidence based leading practices, as well as supporting translation of this knowledge to the bedside through public and professional education and training, development and maintenance of communities of practice, monitoring system performance with benchmarks and metrics, and identifying opportunities for further innovation and research.  


As a member of the team, you will work in collaboration with the medical advisors, regional organ donation organizations and transplant programs, professional societies, health care professionals, the eye and tissue banks, HLA laboratories, advisory committees, Health Canada and the Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative, national and international research experts, as well as patient and public partners, including donors and their families, to advance and improve the performance and quality of the OTDT system in Canada.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Participate in the development of the project business case for complex, multi-year projects, as needed. Projects may be breaking new ground in terms of incorporating creative new initiatives or approaches. This includes identifying and estimating project benefits, scope, approach, risks, resources requirements, timelines, regulatory requirements, costs and funding.
  • Works with and coordinates the activities of the project team, steering committee, other Canadian Blood Services staff and external stakeholders to develop and maintain the project plan. Will define the deliverables, staffing plan, roles and responsibilities, timelines, communications plan, training strategy, implementation and evaluation strategy, risk management plan, costs, transition and close-out plans. 
  • Manages the project by ensuring the project progresses as planned, on schedule and on budget.   Coordinates with other OTDT teams and Canadian Blood Services departments needed to carry out project activities. 
  • Monitors the overall project plan and budget, to ensure the project is proceeding according to timelines, meeting targets and expectations, and adhering to established parameters. Documents and reports project status to the Associate Director, appropriate funders or sponsors, steering committee and/or other parties as required, on behalf of the project team.
  • Work with project team and steering committee to recruit team members, as necessary.  Oversees, supports and directs project team members, including physicians, to effectively accomplish the goals and objectives of the project.  
  • Develops, facilitates and maintains effective collaborative engagement, communication and relationships with team members, collaborative partners, and external stakeholders who are supporting and participating in the project.
  • Develops and delivers knowledge translation and implementation plans to advance adoption of guidelines into policy and practice including evaluation processes.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 


Qualifications, Education and Training:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized academic institution.
  • Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.  
  • Designation as health professional preferred (e.g. Registered Nurse; Registered Social Worker).
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience, in the fields of organ and or tissue donation, transplantation or critical care, and a minimum of 3-4 years of progressive project management experience required.
  • Certification in Project Management, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is preferred.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and leadership skills is required.
  • General management and leadership experience.
  • Experience with development of business cases and project plans.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based leading practices and clinical practice guidelines.


Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the continuum of care in donation and transplantation.
  • Knowledge of business processes, regulations, and quality environment.
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in evidence-based practice and policy development, implementation and evaluation.   
  • Ability to interpret and analyze research including translating analytics into meaningful strategies.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret business needs and risks, and develop integrated, innovative solutions.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create a team environment that promotes high performance.
  • Strong facilitation skills with the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with a large and diverse group of external clinical and administrative stakeholders. 
  • Advanced verbal and written communications skills in English. French is an asset. 
  • Knowledge of risk management concepts.
  • Ability to deal with senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Sound understanding of project management tools and techniques.



  • Competitive salary.
  • Up to 10% annual performance award opportunity.
  • Comprehensive group dental and health benefits.
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan.
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs and professional advancement opportunities.

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.


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.