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

CORE works in partnership with 150 hospitals throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Chemung County, NY to provide organs, tissue and corneas for patients awaiting life-saving and healing 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:


QUALITY SPECIALIST

POSITION SUMMARY

The position of Quality Specialist for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of moderate responsibility. The Quality Specialist is responsible to and works under the direction of the Center’s Regulatory Affairs Manager. As with all CORE employees; however, ultimate supervisory responsibility is by the President/CEO. The Quality Specialist is responsible to ensure that COREs Services and Procedures meet both internal and external requirements and coordinates the activities required to meet quality standards, regulatory compliance and customer expectations. The Quality Specialist will ensure the consistency and alignment of CORE Policies, Standard Operating Procedures and Processes.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

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

  • Design and maintenance of an Integrated Quality System including the creation and coordination of Business System Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions.
  • Administration and Management of CORE’s Document Control System.
  • Administration of COREs Record Control Systems.
  • Administration of COREs, CAPA, Change Control, Internal Audit, and Supplier Control Systems.
  • Assisting the Regulatory Affairs Manager in maintaining audit readiness.
  • Auditing of Donor Records and for accuracy and completeness.
  • Working with Clinical Staff to correct or clarify missing or incorrect information related to Donor activity.

The Quality Specialist will play a significant role in the development and sustainment of CORE’s Quality and Process Improvement Culture. Through the use of continuous improvement tools, the Quality Specialist will work to ensure the consistency, integration and regulatory compliance of all CORE processes and written documentation. In addition to the review and audit of donation related medical records, the Quality Specialist will work with Subject Matter Experts to identify and document best practices as well as determining corrective action plans when opportunities for improvement are identified.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates for the position of Quality Specialist should have, as a minimum, Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or a process improvement related field. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, some sort of formal education in continuous improvement tools and equivalent experience will be considered. Two (2) years of experience in medical device manufacturing or related industry, two (2) years of experience working with ISO 9001, 13485 & 21 CFR Part 820 . Previous experience and knowledge of complaint handling and CAPA’s. Candidates should also posses a broad knowledge of Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance or quality control inclusive of GMP and FDA regulations.  Strong preference will be given to Quality related certifications, Medical Device Manufacturing experience and experience with the National Baldrige Award criteria.

Interested candidate can send their Resume 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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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.

Job Description

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.

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.    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 – PARAMEDIC – REGISTERED NURSE

Job Description

The position of Organ Procurement Coordinator for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of significant responsibility. He/She is responsible for donor evaluation and management at hospitals within CORE’s service area. He/She also is the designated requestor for CORE’s DSA and is responsible for talking with families about the opportunity to donate and obtaining and/or documenting authorization. He/She is responsible for coordination of operating room staff involved in the recoveries. He/She is responsible 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. He/She will be responsible for the importation and exportation of post-mortem organs. He/She will be responsible for knowing and working within CORE and national policies regarding organ and tissue recovery and distribution. He/She 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. He/She occasionally will assist the CORE Professional Services Liaison team in delivering educational programs for healthcare professionals and attending key physician meetings as requested.

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. Candidates with 4+ years’ experience in other critical care related fields may be considered. 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 be able to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week while on the call schedule. He/She must possess the ability to lift and carry equipment weighing sixty 60 pounds or more. He/She must demonstrate a commitment to the donation process, strong professional work ethic and advanced leadership skills.

Interested Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to HRDT@CORE.org or 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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