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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:


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

POSITION SUMMARY

The position of Executive Administrative Assistant for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of moderate responsibility. The Executive Administrative Assistant is responsible to and works under the direction of the Director of Communications and the Executive Administrative to the CEO.  As with all CORE employees, however, ultimate supervisory responsibility is by the President/CEO. He/She will perform administrative and support activities relating to correspondence, meetings, travel, oversee and work closely with the Director of Communications on special projects and possess the ability to work flexible hours to coordinate projects, activities and events.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

The Executive Administrative Assistant for CORE is responsible for preparing and coordinating CO Department meetings, CPOC, Partnership Strategies, and Special Place Meetings, assist with CO Departmental functions and responsibilities, including, but not limited to travel arrangements, departmental meeting minutes, memorial card support, volunteer program support, and data entry. High level of confidentiality and sensitivity is required. The ability to use critical judgment is essential and strong interpersonal skills are crucial. He/She is responsible for the promotion of a positive workplace that assures the success of the operations of CORE.

Interested Candidates should send resume and cover letter to HRDT@core.org


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RECEPTIONIST

The position of Receptionist for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education is one of moderate responsibility. The Receptionist is responsible to and works under the direction of the Center’s Director, Human Resources. As with all CORE employees, however, ultimate supervisory responsibility is by the President/CEO. He/She will be responsible for screening and directing heavy call volume to ensure maximum service.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

The Receptionist of the Center for Organ Recovery & Education is responsible for screening and directing incoming phone calls to the appropriate party to ensure maximum service. The reception also greets and assists all visitors to CORE and ensures visitors are welcomed in a courteous and professional manner. He/She is responsible for distribution of the three month follow-up cards to donor families and also assists the Administrative Assistants when necessary. He/She may, from time to time, be assigned additional job-related functions by the Director, Human Resources, Executive for Organizational Excellence and/or President/CEO. Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to: Cobra Letters, applicant correspondence, Per Diem Schedule maintenance, tracking professional development, continuing education, and assisting with events and meetings.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

The Incumbent for the position of Receptionist should have, as a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent. He/She must have excellent telephone skills and the ability to think quickly in a fast-paced environment. He/She must possess a pleasant speaking voice. He/She must have the ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.

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


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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LIAISON – FAMILY SUPPORT COORDINATOR – NURSE EDUCATOR – ERIE, PA

POSITION SUMMARY: The position of Professional Services Liaison/ Donor Family Supports Coordinator (PSL/DFSC) for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of significant responsibility. The PSL/DFSC coordinates educational efforts with assigned hospitals within CORE’s service area by consulting and working with hospital decision makers. The PSL/DFSC 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/DFSC also will develop and monitor policies to ensure hospital compliance with federal and state donor mandates. The PSL/DFSC also will identify and cultivate champions of donation. He/She also is responsible for functioning as a designated requestor for assigned hospitals.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Professional Services Liaison/ Donor Family Supports Coordinator reports to CORE’s Director of Professional Services. When involved in donor activity, however, the PSL/DFSC works under the direction of the CORE administrator on call. The PSL/DFSC is responsible for professional educational initiatives within the CORE service area. To effectively develop and implement educational modules and policies with hospitals, the PSL/DFSC 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/DFSC routinely will identify and target key hospitals and units where improvements in the donor process need to be made. The PSL/DFSC will develop and promote implementation of measurable goals to help ensure that the improvements are made. The PSL/DFSC also will ensure that chart reviews are conducted on a minimum of a quarterly basis to help measure compliance and improvements. Additionally, the PSL/DFSC 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. He/She also is responsible for functioning as a designated requestor for assigned hospitals. He/She is responsible for supporting and educating the potential donor’s legal next-of-kin(NOK) regarding donation options. The PSL/DFSC conducts discussion of authorization based on donor designation (i.e., authorization first-person via the donor registry, when applicable) or requests authorization for donation from legal NOK. The PSL/DFSC 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/ Donor Family Supports Coordinator requires that the incumbent 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 Candidates should send a resume and coverletter to HRDT@core.org


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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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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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