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.

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 - Full Time

This is a non-exempt, full 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

​This 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.

 

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.

Respiratory Therapist - Clinical Donation Coordinator

Looking for a career change?

Take your career to the next level with this rewarding, and uniquely challenging opportunity!

At Unyts, Our team of Clinical Donation Coordinators are responsible for assisting in the management of acutely ill patients who have experience severe neurologic injury resulting in the diagnosis of brain death. This occurs in settings such as intensive care units and cardiac care units and requires continuous vigilance, complex assessment, and high-intensity therapies and interventions.

Assessments and interventions include:

  • Oxygenation
  • Monitoring vent settings
  • Reading blood gasses
  • Physiology
  • Breathing treatments

Coordinators also work with patients and families, focusing on empathy and patient advocacy through the donation process.

Qualifications:

  • Respiratory Therapy Associates degree or higher required.
  • Must have Respiratory Therapy experience in an ICU setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • 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 be able to remain professional in making decisions and handling confidential information.
  • Must have patience and maintain focus through interruptions and maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • The schedule requires 24 hour on-call shifts.

RN – Clinical Donation Coordinator

We have immediate openings for Registered Nurses!

Attention new RN's - Begin your nursing career with a rewarding, unique and challenging opportunity.

Our team of RN-Clinical Donation Coordinators assist in the management of acutely ill patients who have experienced severe neurologic injury resulting in the diagnosis of brain death. This occurs in settings such as intensive care units and cardiac care units and requires continuous vigilance, complex assessment, and high-intensity therapies and interventions. Working with the patients and their families, Unyts Clinical Donation Coordinators also focus on empathy and patient advocacy throughout the donation process.
 

Job Qualifications:

  • RN, Associates degree or higher required.
  • Hospital nursing experience helpful. Will train the right candidate
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • 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 be results oriented, and highly organized with the ability to think logically, manage time effectively, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must be able to remain professional in making decisions and handling confidential information.
  • Must have patience and maintain focus through interruptions and maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • The schedule requires 24 hour on-call shifts.

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.