Registered Nurse at Canadian Blood Services. Saskatoon, Canada

Application ends: March 31, 2023
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Job Description

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

The work of a Registered Nurse is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. In this role, you will be performing duties related to the collection of blood (whole blood, autologous, directed, apheresis blood components), and sample collections as requested at permanent, mobile and satellite sites in a professional and courteous manner. You will be responsible for administrative support to all program activities within the Supply Chain Team. You will provide support in accordance with all regulations, standards and good manufacturing practice. The successful incumbent performs assigned duties to assist in the collection of blood and blood products.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performs confidential donor health assessment and provides donor with information, instruction and advice on blood donation
  • Ensures collection equipment and supplies are adequate and in good working order
  • Performs venepuncture and operates collection device
  • Ensures the safety and comfort of donor/patient during and following collection
  • Guides and assists clinic staff and volunteers performing donor and product related activities
  • Ensures that all required documentation is carried out
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Current registration with SRNA
  • Two years active nursing experience
  • Previous venepuncture experience an asset
  • Nursing skills to effectively assess health status; to recognize and intervene in adverse and emergency situations and to implement a plan of care
  • Ability to effectively provide information and advice to donors on donation and health related issues
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with the general public, health professionals, and other members of Canadian Blood Services
  • Ability to establish priorities and organize workload
  • Ability to help orientate, develop, and direct staff /volunteers
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet the emotional demands of the job.
  • Current CPR and First Aid would be an asset


  • Benefits
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, and much more

Additional Information: Shifts will be flexible as assigned; can include days, evenings, and weekends. Travel out-of-town to attend multi-day mobile donor centres is required, transportation and accommodation will be provided by Canadian Blood Services.

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. 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.