Successfully responding to the needs of our blood donors, donor families, community partners and employees is paramount to us. We are an organization that cares. We look for people who C.A.R.E.
CARE stands for Communication, Accountability, Respect and Engagement
Unyts promotes a culture of honest and respectful communication. We are held to a strict standard of quality which can only be achieved through individual and organizational accountability. Respect is so important to us that it is included in our mission statement and permeates everything we do.
We strive to create an atmosphere where employees feel engaged, meaning they are devoted to achieving objectives and organizational success.
Becoming a part of the Unyts’ family requires that, in addition to your technical skills, you demonstrate the CARE principles with donors, colleagues and community partners. We are unique. We are WNY’s ONLY organ, eye, tissue and community blood center. We are tightly regulated and require employees to be conscientious and demonstrate superior levels of professional decorum. We care about how we do things, what we say and how we treat people.
We don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. First impressions mean a lot to our donors and their families.
We adhere to a business casual dress code. What is business casual? Business casual is crisp, neat and looks appropriate even for a chance meeting with a CEO. It should not look like cocktail party or picnic attire. It’s not tight OR baggy. Business casual is NOT a suit; it tends to be classic rather than trendy. Casual business attire includes: dress slacks, a dress shirt with a collar, dresses, skirts, sweaters, turtlenecks and dress shoes. Whether you are in business casual or scrubs, we expect our employees to look groomed at all times. While we can appreciate artistic expression, tattoos must not be visible while at work. Piercings are limited to ears. No facial piercings.
We look for employees that demonstrate the above qualities in addition to bringing a high level of commitment, loyalty and enthusiasm to champion Unyts’ mission.
Unyts seeks to fill the following positions:
If you are interested in working at Unyts, review our listings regularly to ensure that you apply for all jobs for which you are qualified.
Unyts is an equal opportunity employer.
This is a full-time, exempt position in Blood Donor Services Recruitment.
• Responsible for strengthening and expanding Donate Life Partnerships and developing new relationships through the cultivation and stewardship of existing and new corporate donors.
• Expand the private sector’s collaboration in support of Unyts’ mission of increasing donor registry, promoting blood donation and education.
• Responsible for all aspects of technical assessment and blood drive operation for community partners.
• Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or related field.
• Three to five years sales, marketing, communications or business experience required.
• Outstanding communication skills and public speaking experience required.
• Training background a plus.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
• Valid driver’s license, and reliable transportation 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.
Clinical Recovery Coordinator
Responsibilities: Coordination of all organ recovery activities including, but not limited to: adhering to scheduled recovery times, managing and directing the operating room recovery process, evaluating imminent death referral for organ donation potential, performing organ preservation and packaging, and the delivery of the recovered organs in compliance with AOPO, UNOS, and Unyts’ policies.
Requirements: Associates degree Life Sciences preferred. Must have one of the following: One year of operating room experience, certified surgical technologist, emergency medical technician, military medical training and experience or a degree in Funeral Sciences. Computer proficiency required. Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills required. Must have professional appearance and demeanor. Must be detail oriented and have the flexibility necessary to fulfill on-call requirements. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required
Donor Screening Coordinator
This is a non-exempt, full-time position. Rotating 12 hour shifts, 6:30am - 6:30pm
• 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.
• 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.
DRC Assessment Interview Specialist
This is a part time 20 hours/week , non-exempt position for which there are two openings.
• Performs and reports on internal Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI) audits.
• Promotes an environment of continuous quality improvement to assure that the mission and vision statements of Unyts are realized to the very best of the organization’s ability.
• High School Diploma required, Associate’s Degree preferred.
• Medical Terminology required.
• Computer proficiency including data entry skills and experience required.
• Strong attention to detail, problem solving ability, and critical thinking a must.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required.
Eye and Tissue Recovery Technician – Per Diem
Responsibilities: As a member of our procurement team, the Eye and Tissue Recovery Technician works on a per diem basis to recover and preserve eye, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and other tissue from cadaveric donors.
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.
Pheresis Nurse – Part Time
This is a part time, exempt position in Blood Donor Services. The schedule for this position is Wednesday, Thursday and every Saturday to cover Holidays and vacations, as needed.
- Responsible for all aspects of blood donor screening and collections for blood products collected at Fixed Sites.
- Responsible for the care of the donor throughout the processes and for handling any adverse donor reactions.
- Responsible for adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOP) and for accurate, thorough documentation on the donor record and all other related records associated with the SOP.
- Maintains strong knowledge of the SOP, the instrument operations guides and regulatory requirements.
- RN 2 or 4 year degree required.
- Experience in a blood bank or laboratory services setting preferred.
- Must have current CPR certification.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
- Knowledge in AABB and FDA standards desired.
RN-Clinical Donation Coordinator
This is a full time, exempt position. Monday through Friday with 24 hour on call rotation.
• Responsible for the evaluation and management of suitable organ donors in addition to the placement of all recovered organs per AOPO, UNOS, and Unyts policies.
• Develop and maintain active participation within assigned hospitals related to the initiation and completion of the donation process.
• RN, Associates degree or higher required.
• Minimum of one year emergency medicine or critical care experience preferred.
• Must be able to communicate effectively and have strong interpersonal skills.
• Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
• Must be detail oriented and have the flexibility necessary to fulfill on-call requirements.
• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
Vice President of Blood Donor Services
This is an executive level position, reporting to the COO/CFO.
• Provide leadership and direction to the division, while meeting the blood, plasma and platelet needs of our regional hospitals, direct and oversee donor recruitment and collection operations.
• Maintain and cultivate supportive relationships within the regional health care sector and the community.
• Strategic planning and development, creation of annual expense and collections budget and monitoring of annual operating and collection goals against budget.
• Bachelor’s degree required with 7-10 years of broad blood banking and or blood donor experience.
• A master’s degree and/or SBB certification is preferred.
• Demonstrated expertise in leading organizations utilizing combined technical and interpersonal skills.
• Must possess superior leadership, communication and management skills.
• Ability to adapt to and facilitate change through collaboration and team while successfully promoting Unyts Mission, Vision and Values.
• Computer proficient.
• NYS valid driver’s license. 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.