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.

Birth Tissue Recovery Technician (Part Time)

This is a part time position less than 20 hours per week.

 
 Responsibilities:
  • Recover post natal tissue.
  • Obtain authorization and conduct donor risk assessment interview.
  • Suitability determination of donor, aseptic surgical tissue procurements, packaging at recovery and shipping post-recovery (if applicable). 
 
Qualifications:
  • Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences or related field.
  • 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 and medical terminology required. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. 

Blood Collections Supervisor

Supervises and directs all Unyts staff at blood drives to assure donor and product safety as related to whole blood and automated collections.  Acts as liaison between the blood drive sponsor and the Unyts team.  Interacts in a positive manner with management, team leaders, account executives, volunteers and staff to achieve excellent customer service, highest quality standards and productivity. 

Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma Required.
  • Associates degree in health sciences preferred.
  • Phlebotomy certificate or equivalent required.
  • 1-2 years previous supervisory/management experience preferred.
  • Must have current CPR certification.
  • Must have excellent customer service with the ability to manage, delegate and coach staff in a collaborative team environment.
  • Must be computer proficient.
  • Must have patience necessary to handle conflicts and make decisions in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have valid NYS drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • Travel required.

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.

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.

Family Support Services Specialist

The schedule is generally Monday-Friday, but requires an on-call component.

Responsibilities:
  • Actively participates with consent and family support activities for donor and potential donor families. 
  • Assure compliance with UNYTS family services policies and protocols. 
  • Provides high quality aftercare, follow up and support services to donor families with attention to details. 
  • Helps plan and carry out programs, events and projects for donor families.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • One year experience with families or individuals during time of grief preferred.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to work under pressure while maintaining a high degree of accuracy.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with a continuous focus on customer service.
  •  Must have patience in making decisions and dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and data entry required.
  • Must have a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • Travel required.

Medical Records Quality Coordinator

This is a full time hourly position. The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm.‚Äč

 
Job Summary
Responsible for compliance with Organ, Eye and Tissue SOP’s and regulatory/accrediting agency policy/standards. Ensures timely and accurate review of eye and tissue donor charts, electronic medical record data and any other data entry and record reviews associated with Unyts organ, eye and tissue donors.
 
Education Requirements:
 
  • High school diploma required.
  • Associates degree preferred in health care or related field
Experience:
 
  • Prior experience with UNet-DonorNet and UNOS compliance reporting preferred.
  • Experience with tissue banking and AATB compliance preferred.
  • Two years of work related experience preferred.
  • Two years of experience in a clinical or medical office setting preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Basic medical terminology required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, and data entry required.
  • Must have a strong attention to detail, and work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to manage time appropriately, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Knowledge of data management preferred.
  • Must have patience and maintain focus through interruptions.
  • Must be able to remain professional while dealing with confidential information.
  • Experience with working in a collaborative team environment strongly preferred.

Pheresis Specialist

Job Summary:

Medical screening, performing phlebotomy, and the care of blood donors post-phlebotomy for whole blood, double red cell, or 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 trained/signed off 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 required or a 2 or 4 year degree from an accredited institution.
  • Must have current CPR certification.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding customer service and able to communicate with diverse individuals.
  • Must be computer proficient.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think critically in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • 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.