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 - Part Time 20 hours/week and Full Time positions available!

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.

Digital Marketing Specialist

 

Job Summary
 
Responsible for creating an engaging and on-brand digital experience for the WNY community, while driving Unyts’ presence as a leader in the organ, tissue and blood donation industry. This is a multi-faceted role that will require digital marketing strategy, social media management, content development and marketing support to advance Unyts’ overall objectives, specifically to expand the organization’s brand and reach, increase donor registry, and promote marketing initiatives for blood donor services.
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in social media marketing, digital marketing and communications required.
  • Content management (CMS) experience, website management skills required.
  • Demonstrable social analytics tools knowledge.
  • 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 creatively in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Suite required.
  • Experience in promoting events with the ability to persuade others when necessary.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be able to supervise, delegate, coach, and motivate in collaborative team environment.
  • Must be results oriented, and highly organized with the ability to think critically, manage, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Knowledge of data analysis and data management required.
  • Experience with project management, strategic goal setting, and setting performance standards preferred.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers License and reliable transportation.
  • Some travel required.

Director of Eye and Tissue Services

The Director of Eye and Tissue Services will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing and managing all activities related to eye and tissue recovery and distribution as well as all donor referral center activities.
  • Developing and overseeing all clinical, annual, and orientation training and professional development activities for all eye and tissue and donor referral center staff to promote optimal skills and performance.
  • Review and evaluate all recovery related activities (statistics, performance metrics, key performance indicators, etc.) with a primary focus of identifying opportunities for improvement to strengthen donation activities in Western and Central New York.
  • Recommend, implement, and coordinate performance improvement activities as they relate to eye and tissue recovery and donor referral center activities with a constant goal of identifying opportunities to strengthen the existing program.
  • Assure strict compliance with all applicable regulations, standards and procedures:  local, state, federal, OSHA, EBAA and AATB. Identify, investigate, and perform tissue recalls as required.
  • Share in the duties of acting as the Administrator-On-Call (AOC) during non-business hours by providing support and direction to staff in order to help facilitate the donation process.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in a healthcare related field strongly preferred. Two year degree in a healthcare related field required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of management experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in eye and/or tissue banking required with Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in eye and/or tissue banking required with Associate’s degree.
  • Team-oriented approach to leadership required with a strong management philosophy of continuous quality improvement.
  • Strong leadership abilities with experience in delegating, conflict resolution, goal setting and budgeting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals and public speaking.
  • Ability to promote donation and build new business.
  • Must have the ability to adapt to change and facilitate change through leadership and by example.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • Some travel required.

Donor Screening Coordinator

This is a full time position, schedule consists of 3 overnight, 12 hour shifts per week. 6:30pm - 6:30am.

Donor Screening Coordinators have the opportunity to participate in activities that save and enhance lives. Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the unique and complex process of donation that includes taking referral calls, completing medical suitability analysis, obtaining required documentation, mobilizing recovery teams, and completing all related communication in a professional and urgent manner. In addition, Coordinators contact family members to discuss potential donation opportunities for their recently deceased loved ones. Successful Coordinators are highly compassionate, detail-oriented, work well under pressure, have excellent customer service and phone skills, are great at multi-tasking, and are mission-driven.

Job Qualifications: The Donor Screening Coordinators must be able to work a flexible schedule, which will require weekend and Holiday work. An Associates degree or higher and/or some type of medical background with at least one year experience in a health-related field is strongly preferred. Must have strong communication skills, sound judgment, excellent verbal skills, and the ability to interact with a diverse public and healthcare population. The candidate must be able to manage multiple tasks in what can be an active environment and demonstrate a professional commitment to donation, as well as the organization’s ability to achieve its mission.

 

 

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 Donation Specialist

This is a full time position. The schedule for this position is generally Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm.

Job Summary

Responsible for donor suitability determination, aseptic surgical tissue procurement, packaging, processing and distribution related to eye and tissue services. Responsible for performing daily eye bank activities. 
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare related field or Life Sciences area preferred.
  • Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences required.
  • One year experience in eye or tissue banking or healthcare related field preferred.
  • Knowledge in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and/or medical diagnosis, medical record review strongly preferred.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and data entry required.
  • 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 have strong analytical skills and experience in data management.

Graphic Designer

Job Summary
 
Work collaboratively with the marketing team to concept and produce polished, on-brand designs. Projects will involve a wide variety of mediums: print, digital, web, signage, and more. This person must be a creative thinker who is able to handle multiple projects, work on tight deadlines, and take projects from concept to final stage while prioritizing, organizing and handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in graphic design required.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) required.
  • Experience with large format printing preferred.
  • Photography and videography experience a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must be a creative thinker.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Suite required.
  • Adept in digital file organization.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be highly organized, with the ability to manage, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must be highly collaborative, with ability to serve as a champion for the end-user for internal and external stakeholders through ideation, design and implementation.
  • Experience with project management, strategic goal setting, and setting performance standards preferred.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers License and reliable transportation.
  • Some travel required.

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.

Medical Technologist - Part Time

The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, part time flexible day hours with rotating weekends.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares blood components, QC samples, and performs testing procedures and validations according to SOP. 
  • Reviews the accuracy of lab results and commits them in the computer system. 
  • Reviews QC, QA, occurrences and other quality documentation to assure compliance. 
  • Researches and develops new/revised processes and SOP.

Qualifications

  • NY State Clinical Laboratory Technologist license or eligibility for Laboratory Technologist required. 
  • Minimum two years blood bank experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or equivalent degree.

Mobile Drive Assistant

Job Summary:

  • Drive mobile vehicles to and from blood drives and designated sites.
  • Load and unload mobile drive vehicles.
  • Assist with set up and break down of blood drives.
  • Pick up and deliver mail to designated fixed sites.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Prior customer service experience preferred.
  • Prior driving experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding customer service and must be able to communicate with diverse individuals.
  • Must be computer proficient and have data entry skills.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment strongly preferred.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must be reliable and self-motivated.
  • Must have a valid and clean NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.

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.

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.

Full Time Eye and Tissue Recovery Team Lead

​This is a full time, exempt position at the Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank in Syracuse. The schedule for this position consists of 4, 12 hour variable call shifts per week.

Job Summary:

Manage the recovery team and all case related activities during the time of the donation.  Recover musculoskeletal, ocular, cardiovascular, skin and other tissue as required. Responsible for the medical record review and suitability determination of the donor, the aseptic surgical recovery of the tissue, packaging and shipping of tissue at recovery and post-recovery (if applicable). Responsible for the completion of all data entry into the electronic donor record, as well as all other case related paperwork.
 
Qualifications:
  • HS Diploma required.
  • Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences or related field desired.
  • Experience in:
  • Healthcare/medical field, or
  • one year of hospital experience in a clinical area, or
  • one year eye banking experience, or
  • one year tissue banking experience
  • Managerial or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Anatomy and physiology required.
  • Medical terminology and/or familiarity with medical diagnosis, medical record review strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Must be able to supervise, delegate, coach and motivate staff in a collaborative team environment.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think critically in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Proficiency in data entry required.
  • 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 emotional stress.
  • Must be self-motivated and reliable.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • Travel required.
  • Must have the availability to meet the demands of the on-call schedule.