A career with Unyts is an opportunity to make a difference in the WNY community and in the lives of all those who have been touched by organ, eye, tissue and blood donation. We are an organization that cares, and we look for people to join our team who C.A.R.E.

Communication, Accountability, Respect and Engagement

No matter what department you work in and what position you hold, you are having a direct impact on the important Gift of Life mission. Our success is built on the dedication and compassion of our employees. Unyts is much more than a 9-5 job, it is an opportunity to save and enhance lives. If you are someone who values the C.A.R.E. philosophy who is looking for a rewarding career, we encourage you to explore opportunities with Unyts now.

Assisant Manager of the Donor Referral Center

This is a full time position  on overnights, generally Monday-Friday 10:30pm-7am.

Job Summary
 
In the absence of the Manager, oversee the referral and authorization processes, and all related operational aspects of the Donor Referral Center (DRC). Assist the Manager of DRC and Administrator on Call (AOC) with day to day activities including supervision of employees.
 
Qualifications
  • Associates degree or higher required.
  • NYS Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year previous supervisory/management experience required.
  • Experience in a medical related field preferred.
  • Medical terminology and/or familiarity with medical diagnosis, medical record review desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Team oriented approach to management required with a strong philosophy of continuous quality improvement.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data entry required.
  • Must be able to manage time effectively, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must have a strong attention to detail and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information, and have a professional appearance and demeanor.

Blood Donor Phlebotomist

Full Time, Variable Hours, rotating weekends and holidays

Responsibilities: Will perform medical screening of blood donors, phlebotomy, and the care of blood donors post-phlebotomy.

Requirements: Must be able to work a flexible schedule. High School diploma and excellent customer service skills required. Must have certification in phlebotomy. Previous phlebotomy experience preferred. Must be able to work in a highly regulated setting and should enjoy working with people in a fast-paced environment. Valid NYS driver's license required.

Component Technician - Part Time

This is a non-exempt, part time position. The hours are based on blood drive schedules, and would include some first, and second shift coverage, as well as some weekends and rotating holidays. This position involves component preparation, component modification, blood product distribution, customer service and all computer functions related with those duties.
 
Responsibilities:
•    Prepare and separate donor blood into components as described in standard operating procedure.
•    Prepare recovered plasma for shipment.
•    Answers phone/fax orders from hospitals.
•    Consign blood products to hospitals or other consignees (plasma manufacturers, etc.) as necessary.
•    Label and validate components when testing is complete.
•    Perform all computer or manual functions necessary to document and track disposition of all components.

Qualifications:
•    High School Diploma required. 
•    Degree in biological/clinical science or experience preferred. 
•    Strong customer service skills required.
•    Must be able to work in a highly regulated, fast-paced environment.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Donor Screening Coordinator

Rotating 12 hour shifts, 6:30pm - 6:30am, and 6:30am-6:30pm.
 
Responsibilities: 
•    Coordinate all activities related to donor referral telephone calls including evaluating donor potential and suitability and coordinating notification of recovery staff, as appropriate. 
•    Inputs data in the computerized data tracking system. 
•    Responsible for the management of incoming calls. 
•    Assists in building security by managing entry and access to the building. 
•    Coordinates activities with funeral home directors, medical examiners, and coroners.

Requirements:
•    High school diploma required, Associates degree preferred. 
•    Medical terminology required. 
•    Data entry skills and experience required. 
•    Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required. 
•    An excellent command of the English language required. 
•    Must be customer service focused, as well as team oriented.
•    Clinical or medical office experience preferred.

 

Eye & Tissue Recovery Technician

Per Diem

Responsibilities: As a member of our procurement team, the Recovery Technician works on a per diem basis to recover and preserve eye and other tissue from authorized donors. Responsibilities include aseptic surgical tissue recovery, donor reconstruction, tissue packaging and shipping. Must have availability to participate in 24 hour call schedule and meet all related requirements.

Requirements: Qualified candidates will possess an Associate's degree or higher in Life Sciences and a minimum of one year of relative work experience, preferably in a hospital or clinical environment. Previous eye or tissue banking experience preferred, ophthalmic technicians, funeral home directors; emergency medical technicians; or those with military medical training and experience will be strongly considered. Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

Eye and Tissue Administrator

‚ÄčThis is a full time position Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all administrative activities related to the daily operation of the Eye and Tissue department including, but not limited to, the maintenance and quality control of the electronic medical record system, the Standard Operating Procedure Manuals, and all other departmental records.
  • Responsible for helping to assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as EBAA and AATB standards.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred OR
  • Associates degree required plus two years experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in the organ, eye, and/or tissue field plus 2 years of work experience in a related field preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Must be able to think critically in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data entry required.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to think logically, manage time effectively, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must have strong analytical skills and experience in data analysis and data management.
  • Must be able to maintain focus through interruptions.
  • Experience with project management desired.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment strongly preferred.
  • Must have a professional appearance and demeanor.

 

Laboratory Manager

Job Summary:

  • Supervises Medical Technologists and Component Technicians and the processes and procedures that they perform.
  • Manages component production resources and processes to meet production goals and adhere to all SOP and regulations.
  • Component preparation, component modification, blood product distribution, customer service, and all computer functions related with those duties.
  • Performs testing and other component processing procedures as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus a NYS Clinical Laboratory Scientist license required.
  • Minimum of 6 years experience as a Medical Technologist with a minimum of 2 years of blood bank experience including component preparation preferred.
  • 5 years of supervisory/management experience as a licensed Medical Technologist required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Experience in strategic planning, and strategic thinking with making decisions required.
  • Must be able to supervise, delegate, coach, and motivate in collaborative team environment.
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to think critically, manage time, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must have strong analytical skills, including data analysis and data management.
  • Experience with project management, setting performance standards, and budgeting required.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.

Medical Laboratory Technician - Part Time

This is a part time position, M-F flexible day hours, with rotating weekends.

Job Summary:

Prepares blood components, QC samples, and performs testing procedures and validations according to SOP.  Reviews the accuracy of lab results and transfers/approves them into El Dorado.  Reviews QC, QA, occurrences and other quality documentation to assure compliance. 
 
Qualifications:
 
  • Associates degree or equivalent plus a NYS Clinical Laboratory Technician license or eligibility to sit for the exam.
  • NYS Clinical Laboratory Technician license or eligibility for Laboratory Technician exam required.
  • Minimum two years blood bank experience preferred.
  • Must have a good lab technique, such as pipetting and labeling specimens.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Must be computer proficient.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think critically with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Must have strong analytical skills including data analysis and data management.
  • Must be comfortable solving problems and making decisions with little supervision.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to think logically, manage time effectively, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must have patience and maintain focus through interruptions.

Senior Pheresis Specialist

This is a full time, non-exempt position in Blood Donor Services.

Job Summary:

Medical screening of blood donors, performing phlebotomy, and the care of donors post-phlebotomy for whole blood double red cell and platelet collection. May be assigned to work at Unyts fixed collection sites, on mobile collection vehicles, and at various mobile draw sites within the region. Act as a preceptor for all blood donation modalities as needed.
 
Qualifications:
 
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Phlebotomy certificate preferred.
  • At least six (6) months experience in whole blood phlebotomy and apheresis collection required or a 2 or 4 year degree from an accredited institution.
  • Must have current CPR certification.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding customer service and be able to communicate with diverse individuals.
  • Must be computer proficient.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must be self-motivated and reliable.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Some travel required.

Eye & Tissue Recovery Technician

Responsibilities: Recover musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, skin and other tissues on a per diem basis under the supervision of an Eye and Tissue Recovery Technician Team Leader. Responsible for aseptic surgical tissue procurements, donor reconstruction, tissue packaging at recovery and shipping post-recovery. Must have availability to participate in 24 hour call schedule and meet all related requirements.

Requirements: Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences. Experience in the health/science field such as ophthalmic technician, funeral home director, emergency medical technician, surgical technologist or one year hospital experience in a clinical area; or one year eye bank experience; or one year experience in tissue banking. Knowledge of human anatomy is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.