Nurse Specialist Cord Blood


Vancouver, BC, CA, V6H 2N9 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6H 3N1

The successful candidate will be working in Vancouver.


​Job category: Nursing
Job posting ID: 4766


​Employment status: Regular part-time
Position's anticipated start date: 2023-07-31 
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.50 


Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: $34.35 p/h to $40.76 p/h


Application deadline: Will remain open until filled 


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 Nurse Specialist Cord Blood to join our dynamic Stem Cells team.


The Stem Cells team operates several programs that support better outcomes for patients living with the many diseases and disorders that can be treated with stem cell transplants such as leukemia, lymphoma, aplastic anemia, and inherited immune and metabolic disorders.


Formula for success:

  • Using your superb people and interpersonal skills, you will work collaboratively with Cord Blood Bank (CBB) staff to ensure promotion, development and maintenance of an environment of continuous quality improvement in accordance with regulatory and accreditation standards; and customer satisfaction.
  • Utilizing your ability to be sensitive, discreet, and confidential, you will perform maternal interviews and assess responses to questions to assess donor suitability for cord blood donation including:
    o    informed consent.
    o    medical history/health assessment questionnaire.
    o    hospital medical chart review with associated assessment for cord blood suitability.
    o    phlebotomy to obtain maternal blood samples.
  • Applying your experience in phlebotomy, you will perform ex-utero umbilical cord blood collection as required.
  • Harnessing your remarkable leadership skills, you will provide training, support and mentorship to the cord blood bank team and hospital customers. 



Desired education and skills:   

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, developed skills in design, instruction or facilitation is an asset.
  • Experience in Obstetrical Nursing and/or Labour and Delivery is preferred.
  • Venepuncture experience is mandatory.
  • The ability to exercise judgment, tact, diplomacy and strict confidentiality are mandatory.


What we offer you: 

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • 4 weeks paid vacation (pro-rated)
  • Extended Health and Dental
  • Annual Performance Award up to 6%
  • 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.  


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! 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.