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Careers

Join CORE and provide hope and healing to those who are touched by organ, tissue and cornea donation.

CORE works in partnership with 155 hospitals throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Chemung County, NY to provide organs, tissue and corneas for patients awaiting life-altering transplants.

Please contact CORE directly to inquire about available positions.

800-DONORS-7 (800-366-6777)
hrdt@core.org

RIDC Park
204 Sigma Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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CORE seeks to fill the following positions:


INTERNSHIP

The position of Student Intern is responsible for assisting a designated department within the administration offices of  CORE. You and your supervisor will   determine a project which you will be responsible for completing  by the end of your internship. Various projects will require more or less hours for completion, so please disclose your availability to intern in the  application. Also, we do allow students to intern with us for college credit, and ask you to also disclose this information in your application. CORE offers both paid and unpaid opportunities depending on the parameters of the project assigned and your internship requirements. Either paid or unpaid, CORE offers an experience with wonderful opportunities to learn and   grow as a young professional.

You can apply for an internship by copying an pasting the following link into your web browser:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ctrorgan&ccId=623651658_6223&type=MP&lang=en_US

 


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TECHNICAL OCULAR SPECIALIST – EYE BANK

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for providing technical oversight of daily eye bank activities to include the evaluation, processing, and distribution of eye tissue and ensuring optimal outcomes for donor families and recipients. This position is responsible for maintaining and updating all relevant recovery policies and procedures and assuring CORE’s compliance with EBAA and FDA standards. Designated as the staff trainer, the position is also responsible for eye bank quality activities including training and competency assessment activities as defined in the EBAA standards. The position of Technical Ocular Specialist for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of moderate to difficult responsibility. This position reports to the Director of Laboratory & Eye Bank Services.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Recovers, processes, rates, and determines tissue suitability based on local and domestic needs to maximize tissue placement.
  • Assesses corneal transplant suitability utilizing gross, slit lamp, and specular exams
  • Performs routine microkeratome corneal tissue dissection
  • Performs final evaluation of pre-cut corneal tissue on slit lamp and specular microscope
  • Recommends/rates tissue suitability for release for transplant
  • Performs eye tissue recovery when necessary and participates in a monthly on-call schedule
  • Prepares, assesses, routes, and clears donor charts to ensure rapid and accurate release of tissue.
  • Reviews donor paperwork, including documentation suitability assessment in compliance with FDA, EBAA, and departmental standards and requirements
  • Collects and assesses additional chart components to ensure chart compliance with departmental requirements
  • Assesses chart documentation and other documents and signs-off and clears tissue for release based on established guidelines
  • Performs final release of tissue to ensure rapid release of tissue for transplant
  • Assists with quality functions to comply with all pertinent standards and regulations.
  • Conducts new employee training for eye bank activities for recovery staff
  • Performs annual competency assessment for recovery and eye bank staff for procurement and processing of eye tissue
  • Identifies training and development opportunities for staff for eye processes
  • Maintains equipment, instrumentation, and eye laboratory area per established policies and procedures
  • Gathers and compiles statistical data to enter into the EBAA monthly statistical report portal
  • Maintains relationships with transplant physicians, office staff and other eye bank staff
  • Maintains positive working relationships with transplant physicians and office staff to ensure timely placement of eye tissue and rapid resolution of adverse recipient outcomes
  • Maintains knowledge of market trends and needs for eye tissue
  • Assists with distribution of corneal tissue locally, domestically, and internationally to ensure maximization of tissue placement
  • Works with other eye bank staff to ensure offers are made in accurate and professional manner, while ensuring that responses to outside offers are timely
  • Establishes, nurtures, and promotes ongoing relationships with Eye Bank Medical Director (s), and staff from physician offices, operating rooms, other eye banks and international customers to ensure excellent customer service outcomes
  • Performs accurate data entry and documents distribution information to ensure tracking and billing of all distributed tissue proceeds smoothly
  • Assesses suitability of tissue for research placement, including assessment of requests to meet requirements and mission
  • Distributes research tissue based on community needs
  • Provides training to eye bank and recovery staff to promote consistency in processes and outcomes
  • Acts as a technical resource for eye bank issues
  • Complies with EBAA Medical Standards, CORE policies and procedures, and FDA regulation to ensure safe and suitable tissue is distributed
  • Maintains familiarity with standards and procedures related to eye banking to ensure practice reflects these requirements
  • Ensures policies and procedures are reflective of practice, and recommends changes/updates as needed to ensure reference documents are accurate
  • Acts as liaison with Eye Bank Medical Directors (s) to ensure adequate medical oversight of eye bank activities

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for the position of Technical Ocular Specialist should have a medical background with a minimum of six years of relevant experience in a health-related field with at least one year in the eye bank field. A degree in one of the health sciences may be considered in lieu of medical experience. EBAA certification is required for this position. Must have strong, technical, communications and interpersonal skills with sound judgment. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must possess the ability to lift and carry equipment weighing sixty (60) pounds or more.  Please submit resumes to HRDT@CORE.org or call 412-406-5145


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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LIAISON, NURSE EDUCATOR – Morgantown, WV

POSITION SUMMARY: The position of Professional Services Liaison (PSL) for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) coordinates educational efforts with assigned hospitals within CORE’s service area by consulting and working with hospital decision makers. The PSL also is responsible for developing and delivering educational programs to physicians, nurses, social workers, pastoral care representatives, and others throughout the hospital to advance and maximize the donor program. In conjunction with hospital administration and key staff, the PSL also will develop and monitor policies to ensure hospital compliance with federal and state donor mandates. The PSL also will identify and cultivate champions of donation.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: The PSL is responsible for professional educational initiatives within the CORE service area. To effectively develop and implement educational modules and policies with hospitals, the PSL must have a strong understanding of local and national donor policies, trends within the procurement and transplant fields and the hospitals’ internal dynamics. The PSL routinely will identify and target key hospitals and units where improvements in the donor process need to be made. The PSL will develop and promote implementation of measurable goals to help ensure that the improvements are made. Additionally, the PSL will meet with hospital administrators, medical, nursing, social services and quality assurance/risk management staff to ensure that CORE materials are displayed throughout the hospital and that CORE is represented at hospital-sponsored meetings and events, where appropriate. The PSL also must develop a positive relationship with external professional organizations to position CORE as a resource and gain access to programs and advance the hospitals’ overall donor programs.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The position of Professional Services Liaison requires that the Candidate have a baccalaureate degree in the Health Science field.
  • Health care experience with critical care background is highly desirable. Bereavement experience or experience with families in crisis is also preferred.
  • He/She should demonstrate strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • He/She should have experience with, and knowledge of the procurement field.
  • He/She must be able to work long and unpredictable hours.
  • He/She must demonstrate a commitment to CORE’s mission, their administrative philosophy, and overall organ, tissue and eye donation program.

Interested individuals, please submit resume and cover letter to: hrdt@core.org


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LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST

Job Responsibilities:
Performing laboratory testing (serology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, I-Stat procedures and Molecular NAT testing on donor, proficiency, employee and reference lab samples) as delineated in the CORE Operations Manual.

Providing laboratory testing results to Reference Lab accounts and other CORE personnel and recipient hospital medical personnel as needed.

Following the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of results.

Maintaining records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as donor testing, adhere to the laboratory’s quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance activities.

Following the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance. The individual must be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the supervisor.

Job Requirements
Must have successfully completed a full course of study which meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from an accredited college or university
OR
Successfully completed 3 years of academic study (minimum of 90 semester hours or equivalent) in an accredited college or university, which met specific requirements for entrance into, and the successful completion of a course of training of at least 12 months in a school of medical technology approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association or;university
OR
Successful completion in an accredited college or university of a course of study which meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences and, in addition, at least 1 year of pertinent full-time laboratory experience or training, or both, in the specialty or subspecialty (serology, microbiology, immunohematology, chemistry) in which the individual performs tests; or;
OR
Successful completion of 3 years (90 semester hours or equivalent) in an accredited college or university with the following distribution of courses – 16 semester hours in chemistry courses that are pertinent to the medical sciences and are acceptable toward a major in the biological sciences; and 16 semester hours in biology courses that are pertinent to the medical sciences and are acceptable toward a major in the biological sciences; and 3 semester hours in mathematics;
AND
Has experience, training, or both, covering several fields of medical laboratory work of at least 1 year of such quality as to provide him or her with education and training in medical technology.

Interested individuals, please submit resume and cover letter to: hrdt@core.org


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ORGAN PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR – REGISTERED NURSE – Morgantown, WV

POSITION SUMMARY: The position of Organ Procurement Coordinator is responsible for donor evaluation and management at hospitals within CORE’s service area. This individual is also the designated requestor for CORE’s DSA and is responsible for talking with families about the opportunity to donate and obtaining and/or documenting consent, and the coordination of operating room staff involved in the recoveries and for the perfusion and preservation of post-mortem organs.

The Organ Procurement Coordinator is responsible for donor evaluation and management of potential and actual donors within CORE’s service area and, in some cases, hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. The Coordinator will be responsible for the importation and exportation of post-mortem organs, and knowing and working within CORE and national policies regarding organ and tissue recovery and distribution. The individual will be responsible functioning as a designated requestor and for communicating donor case outcomes to donor families, donor hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare professionals as deemed necessary. This individual may occasionally assist the Professional Services Liaison Department in delivering educational programs for healthcare professionals and attending key physician meetings as requested.

Candidates who currently reside in the Charleston, West Virginia area are strongly preferred.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: The position of Organ Procurement Coordinator requires the individual to be a registered nurse, physician’s assistant or prior experience in the organ procurement industry. In addition, a four-year degree in one of the health sciences preferred, or a Master of Science in Biomedical Science Human Donation Science. Critical care experience is preferred. He/She must have strong communication, interpersonal skills and sound judgment. He/She must demonstrate a commitment to the donation process, strong professional work ethic and above-average leadership skills.

Candidates must live in, or be willing to live in the Morgantown, WV or Northern West Virginia area. .

Interested individuals, please submit resume and cover letter to: hrdt@core.org


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ORGAN PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR – REGISTERED NURSE

Organ Procurement Coordinators are fortunate to have the opportunity to save lives. Coordinators provide support and education to families of deceased loved ones in hospitals in order to ensure that the organ donation process is carried out. Coordinators complete the clinical activities with deceased patients that are necessary to ensure organs remain viable for transplant. Coordinators take the lead role in the hospital during the donation process, working effectively with physicians, surgeons, nurses and others. Successful Coordinators are confident, independent, compassionate, detail-oriented and mission driven. They must be able to manage unpredictable schedules, work long hours when necessary, and travel by car and plane throughout PA and WV.

Job Qualifications: The position of Organ Procurement Coordinator requires that someone be a registered nurse, physician’s assistant or paramedic with a four-year degree in one of the health sciences, or prior experience with an Organ Procurement Organization. Critical care experience is desirable. This individual must have strong communication, interpersonal skills and sound judgment and have the ability to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week while on the call schedule. The individual must possess the ability to lift and carry equipment weighing sixty 60 pounds or more and demonstrate a commitment to the donation process, strong professional work ethic and advanced leadership skills.

Interested Candidates can apply by copying the link below into your browser:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ctrorgan&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US


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DONOR REFERRAL COORDINATOR

Donor Referral Coordinators have the opportunity to participate in activities that save and enhance lives. Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the complex donation process that includes taking hospital referral calls, completing medical suitability analysis, obtaining required documentation, mobilizing recovery teams and securing transportation, and completing all related communication in a professional and urgent manner. In addition, Coordinators contact family members to discuss the donation possible by their deceased loved one. Successful Coordinators are highly compassionate, detail-oriented, work will under pressure, have excellent customer service and phone skills, are great at multi-tasking and are mission-driven.

Job Qualifications: The Donor Referral Coordinator must be able to work a flexible schedule, that will require night, weekend and Holiday work. The Coordinator should have some type of medical background, with at least one year experience in a health-related field. This individual must have strong communication skills, sound judgment, excellent verbal skills and the ability to interact with a diverse public and healthcare population. He/She also must be able to manage well multiple tasks in what can be an active environment and demonstrate a professional commitment to donation and CORE’s ability to achieve its mission.

Interested Candidates can apply by copying the link below into your browser:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ctrorgan&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US


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RECOVERY COORDINATOR – SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recovery Coordinators are fortunate to have the opportunity to save and enhance people’s lives through the recovery of organs, tissues, and corneas. Recovery Coordinators work with transplant recovery teams in operating rooms completing tasks that assist with the procurement, and delivery of post-mortem organs. Coordinators also complete the physical removal of tissues and corneas from post-mortem donors. Coordinators travel locally and nationally to complete their role in the donation process. Coordinators must be knowledgeable of human anatomy, medical terminology and sterile technique. Successful Recovery Coordinators are individuals with high stamina can manage unpredictable schedules, have a high attention to detail, and are safety-focused and mission-driven.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
The Incumbent for the position of Recovery Coordinator must have some type of medical background, with at least one year of experience in a health-related field that provides knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology. In addition, one year of experience in the operating room and experience with sterile technique is preferred. The individual must have strong communication skills, good independent judgment, and have the ability to get along with all types of individuals. The Coordinator should possess excellent verbal communication skills, strong literary skills, and a demonstrated professional commitment. The individual will be required to complete an extensive six (6)-month training period, which results in a reasonable outcome and demonstrates a true support to the donation program. Recovery Coordinators MUST have the physical stamina to work long, unpredictable hours and must be flexible to work in unpredictable situations. Also, the individual must be able to lift sixty (60) pounds, have a valid PA state driver’s license, and secure a passport within six (6) months of employment and travel by car and plane.

Interested Candidates can apply by copying the link below into your browser:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ctrorgan&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US


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