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.

Blood Donor Services Team Manager

Job Summary

  • Manages a division of the Blood Donor Services department to include the overall performance of the team’s productivity and goals.  Work cooperatively with recruitment and education teams to assist in development and execution of plans to drive growth in territory. 
  • Oversight of BDS team by fostering a positive team environment of collaboration, effective communication, staff development and training in order to achieve collection goals.

  • Ensure that the current policies and practices within BDS and Unyts are being met.Collaborates with the Director of BDS Operations in developing new policies and improving practices within BDS.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 years of supervisory experience preferred. OR

Experience:

  • Combination of equivalent years of education and experience.
  • Blood banking or healthcare experience preferred.
  • RN, LPN or phlebotomist with a phlebotomy certificate preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Must be able to manage, delegate, coach and motivate staff in a collaborative team environment.
  • Must have patience necessary to handle conflicts and make decisions with a strategic focus.
  • 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 highly organized with the ability to think logically, manage time effectively, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must have strong analytical skills with experience in data analysis.
  • Must be able to maintain focus through interruptions and emotional stress.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Some travel required.

Donor Screening Coordinator

Rotating 12 hour shifts, 6:30pm - 6:30am
 
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.

 

Mobile Drive Assistant - Part Time

Responsibilities:
 
• Drive the mobile vehicle to and from blood drives, loading and unloading the vehicle, assisting with the set up and breakdown of mobile drive sites and assisting with drive duties as requested.
•Perform donor registration process.
• Provide coverage of the refreshment area as needed.
• Perform blood donation stripping, segmenting and cooler packing.
• Duties also include delivering blood or supplies as needed.

Qualifications:
 
• Must have a valid clean NYS Drivers License. 
• High School Diploma or equivalent required. 
• Strong keyboarding skills required.
• Microsoft Office skills including data entry required. 
• Strong customer service skills required. 
• Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and enjoy working with people.

 

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.

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.