Transplant Donor Coordinator
About the organization
Founded in 1969, SightLife is the only non-profit global health organization solely focused on eliminating corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, the organization leverages innovative technologies and best business practices to transform lives and unlock life's possibilities for the corneal blind. SightLife works in partnership with surgeons and health organizations in more than 29 countries. SightLife and its Donor Operations Department provided over 12,000 corneas for transplant in 2019.
In this position, you will serve on a team of motivated and passionate professionals responsible for coordinating the lifesaving and life-enhancing donation of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and ocular tissue. The role is comprised of three major functions: (i) comprehensive medical screenings, (ii) discussing donation options with potential donor families, and (iii) managing tissue recovery logistics.
Donor Eligibility and Medical Screening
• Evaluates donation potential by assessing the patient’s clinical course and health history; this is done through the use of electronic medical record access and working directly with hospital nurses and physicians in a professional, efficient, and precise manner.
Donation Discussions and Advocacy
• Informs and supports donor families through the donation process and empowers them to make an informed decision on donation.
• Advocates for donation by highlighting the lasting impact donation gifts have on recipients. Addresses concerns families may have.
• Partners with donor families to uphold patient’s donor registries and end-of-life wishes.
• Completes necessary documentation with legal next-of-kin to authorize the recovery of tissue for transplant and research.
• Excellent oral/written communication and team-building skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with all Eye Bank staff and contribute to a positive environment both in person and remotely.
• Ability to facilitate self-initiated and virtual learning.
• Position requires extensive use of the telephone, extended sitting and long durations in front of a computer screen. Must be able to stay focused and engaged.
• Proficient in working with computers and managing several programs at a time is required.
• Able to interpret and follow written direction.
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
• High School or equivalent.
• Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
• Relevant educational or work experience preferred.
SightLife is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact email: [email protected]
Please apply at https://sightlife.org/about-us/careers/
There you will see multiple positions at SightLife.
There are two Transplant Donor Coordinator positions posted.
Both positions are hiring for remote and non-remote work.
You do not have to live in Seattle or the Northeast to apply for these positions.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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