Team Lead Plasma Registered Nurse


Thunder Bay, ON, CA, P7B 5L6


​Job category: Nursing
Job posting ID: 6142


​Employment status: Regular full-time
Number of positions available:


Classification: ONA Plasma
Salary/Rate of pay: Starting $37.93, plus responsibility pay


Application deadline: 2024-07-17 
Application requirements:

  • Your up-to-date resume.
  • 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 full-time Team Lead 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 participate in projects/continuous improvement initiatives that contribute to the success of the program and will act as an ambassador of the program and promote and contribute to a collaborative and customer-centric work environment. Additionally, you will act as a coach and resource to staff performing all operational functions and manage the consultation process and contribute to a continuous quality improvement environment.

Formula for success

  • Provides oversight of daily operations of plasma site and provides guidance to staff to ensure that processes are performed effectively, efficiently, and safely
  • Fosters and promotes a positive working environment in which staff feel empowered, challenged, and engaged
  • Collaborates with Manager to ensure the site operates at an optimal level through the provision of an appropriate, well maintained environment using equipment that conforms to all applicable requirements
  • Determines and analyses the specific training and development needs for staff
  • Designs, plans, develops and implements training programs to meet identified learning needs
  • Guides staff to appropriate information in the donor selection criteria manual
  • Acts as a subject matter expert for interpretation and adherence to policies and procedural requirements for screening
  • Contributes to a culture of continuous improvement with the site

Desired education and skills

  • A licensed registered nurse, able to practice in the province of employment
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience working with the public, particularly in a high customer-focused environment
  • A minimum of three years in a team lead/supervisory capacity preferred
  • Experience with current Good Manufacturing Practices is an asset
  • Proven leadership ability is required
  • Passion for achieving results and exceeding customer experience
  • Excellent communication skills in English; French is considered an asset
  • Adaptable, flexible, and comfortable with frequent change
  • Show demonstrated ability in continuous improvement practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team building and ability to collaborate in a multi-team setting
  • Must be detail-oriented and capable of working in a highly regulated environment
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet demands of the job
  • The ability to exercise judgment, tact, diplomacy, and strict confidentiality are mandatory
  • Fosters and promotes a positive public image
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

What we offer you


  • 3 weeks' vacation
  • Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Premiums paid according to the collective agreement
  • Defined benefit pension plan. 
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, professional resources. 



What you can expect


  • Physical requirements - ability to lift weight up to 10 kg (22 lbs.)

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.  


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.