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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:


DIRECTOR OF STERILE PROCESSING

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Sterile Processing directly reports to and works under, the direction of the Chief Operations Officer (COO). He/She will be responsible for ensuring ordering and maintaining the shipping and receiving of organ, tissue and eye supplies. Maintenance of adequate inventory supplies and equipment is essential to assure the successful recovery of organs, tissue and eyes for transplantation. He/She is responsible for ensuring re-stocking and maintaining adequate inventory before and after organ, tissue and eye recoveries and for maintaining adequate workroom and pertinent print shop supplies. He/She is responsible for ensuring cleaning, set-up and sterilization of all tissue and eye recovery instruments and organ recovery supplies according to CRCST standards and ensuring compliance with Food and Drug Administration Good tissue Manufacturing Guidelines and AATB standards. He/She will coordinate the packaging and shipping of recovered tissue to the appropriate tissue banks. He/She is directly responsible for oversight of cleaning, monitoring and maintaining all materials management area equipment including the freezers and refrigerators and ensuring compliance with EBAA, AATB, UNOS (OPTN) and any other regulatory body governed by CORE. He/She is responsible for assuring the efficiency of supply cost for all ordered materials and obtaining lowest cost bids. He/She will also be expected to actively participate on CORE committees. He/She must be OSHA trained. He/She must be able to operate a Sterrad Sterilizer, Steris Autoclave, Steris Disinfector and maintain sterility of surgical supplies and equipment. He/She will be responsible for participating in promoting an injury-free, fire-safe work area, free of violence. He/She is responsible for promotion of a positive work environment that promotes and assures the success of the operations of CORE.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates for the position of Director of Sterile Processing  must have a thorough knowledge of sterile techniques and surgical instrumentation. He/She must have a thorough knowledge of CRSCT guidelines as they relate to decontamination and sterilization of operating room instrumentation and supplies and quality control of the system. He/She must have strong communication skills, critical thinking skills and good independent judgment. He/She must have the ability to get along with all types of individuals and should possess excellent verbal communication skills. He/She must have strong literary skills. He/She must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work. He/She must have demonstrated a professional commitment to maintaining current knowledge of the central sterile process and supply needs of the organ, tissue and eye industry. He/ She must have a clean driving record, a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, and be insurable under CORE’s insurance policy. He/She should be CRCST certified or eligible to become certified within 1-year of hire. He/She must obtain CRCST certification within 1-year of hire.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to HRDT@CORE.org or copy and paste the following link 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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HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST

POSITION SUMMARY

The position of Human Resources Generalist for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of significant responsibility. He/She is responsible to the Center’s CEO/President, and is directly supervised by the Director of Human Resources. He/She will work collaboratively with the Director on human Resources systems, practices, processes, and procedures. He/She will be responsible for human resources functions for the organization in the absence of the Director of Human Resources.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for providing input to the Director on employment related issues. He/She will maintain a level of knowledge to offer appropriate solutions that are legally defensible and in line with CORE values. He/She is expected to recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of HR department and CORE. The Human Resources Generalist will be responsible for the maintenance of the personnel records, administer and process all Paid Time Off, coordination of new employee processing for benefit enrollment, conducts pre-employment background checks, and posts job opening internally and externally. He/She will complete health benefits enrollments and changes. He/She will administer termination process by closing benefit package and preparing COBRA letter. He/She will assist with the administration of worker’s compensation, FML, Unemployment Compensation, long term disability and short term disability claims. He/She will be responsible for data entry in the HRIS system. He/She will be responsible for the monthly new employee orientation. He/She may be assigned other job-related functions, from time to time, by the President/CEO or the Director of Human Resources.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

The primary duty of the Generalist must be the performance of work requiring advanced knowledge of their specific field (which is a field of science or learning), and performing work requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment. The Generalist must have a post high school education, preferably a bachelor’s degree, in their area of specialty, or have obtained the advanced knowledge through a combination of work experience and intellectual instruction. The Human Resources Generalist is expected to obtain an HR Certification within 2 years of hire.

 

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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QUALITY COORDINATOR – PART TIME

POSITION SUMMARY

A Quality Coordinator can be assigned any of the following tasks based on department and organization needs:

Maintaining donor files, Auditing donor charts, Obtaining medical information from outside sources, Auditing hospital death records, Auditing recorded authorizations and Donor Risk Assessment Interviews, Coordinating the completion of processor chart requests, Data collection, entry and analysis related to donor records, Completing basic office tasks such as typing, filing, mailings, printing, purchase orders, etc

Quality Coordinators must have a high attention to detail in order to ensure that information is accurate. Donor records must be complete, legible and accurate to ensure the safety of recipients and consistent regulatory compliance. Hospital death records must meet federal requirement for communicating with OPOs. The Quality Coordinator may be required to enter information into national databases . Quality Coordinators review partner request reports for missing information and ensure the corrections and/or additions are sent to the partners in a timely manner. These requests could include obtaining hospital medical records, autopsy reports EMS records, primary care records, etc. Quality Coordinators must be able to establish and maintain professional relationships with these key external partners. Quality Coordinators must maintain a high level of confidence and integrity and are responsible for immediately communicating to the Regulatory Affairs Manager and/or Clinical Leadership any findings in donor information that have the potential for transmitting infectious or contagious diseases, or pose an immediate impact on regulatory compliance. Quality Coordinators are responsible for working collaboratively with the various clinical departments in order to continuously improve the quality of the donor records.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

The incumbent for the position of Quality Coordinator should have, as a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent. Post high school education is highly desirable. He/She must have excellent attention to detail. He/She must have a good grasp of the English language and must have excellent grammar skills. He/She should have a good working knowledge of medical terminology. One year experience in a medical or health insurance related field is required. He/She should have prior computer experience. He/She must have strong organizational skills. He/She must have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. He/she must have excellent customer service skills. He/she is expected to obtain basic quality training within two years of hire. Certification in related course work is encouraged.

Interested Candidates can copy and paste the following link into your browser or send a resume to HRDT@core.org

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


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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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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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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LIAISON – NURSE EDUCATOR

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. He/She also is responsible for functioning as a designated requestor for assigned hospitals.

Responsibilities

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. He/She also is responsible for functioning as a designated requestor for assigned hospitals and talking with families about the opportunity to donate and obtaining and/or documenting authorization.   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.

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 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.   KEYWORDS: Nurse, Nursing, CCU, ICU, SICU, NICU, RN

Interested Candidates should send a 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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