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 Collections Supervisor

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

 

Qualifications:
•    Associates or Bachelor’s degree with 2 – 3 years previous supervisory/management experience preferred. 
•    Has worked in a medically related field and phlebotomy or IV experience necessary.  
•    Must have current CPR certification.  
•    Leadership capabilities necessary with demonstrated customer service proficiency.  
•    Must be able to work in a highly regulated and fast-paced environment.  
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.  
•    Valid NYS license 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

Full Time with on-call rotation
 
Responsibilities:
  •  Accountable for all activities related to the surgical recovery and safe preservation of organs from donors.  This includes, but is not limited to, operating room logistics and communication, maintaining surgical and preservation supplies, organ preservation, obtaining biopsy samples, and organ allocation. 
 

Requirement:

  •  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, experience or a degree in Funeral Sciences, or one year experience in Unyts Referral Center. 
  • 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.

Donate Life Educator

Responsible for program delivery and support of educational programs targeting school and community-based markets.

•    Assist the Community Partnership Manager in the development of new programs, programmatic updates and development of new educational materials 
•    Participates in the training and placement of volunteer ambassadors in the Donate Life: Talk It Up! Speakers Bureau. 
•    Supports and staffs Community Relations events and activities as needed.

Requirements: Bachelor degree in education, communication or business.  One to three years experience in public speaking, development, and delivery of presentations, seminars or educational modules.  Must have a professional appearance and demeanor.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must be organized, computer proficient and work successfully in a team 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.

 

Executive Director of the Kidney Foundation of WNY

The Kidney Foundation of WNY is currently recruiting for an Executive Director. This is an exciting and a unique opportunity to lead our mission to increase community awareness of kidney disease and other related diseases while educating and improving the lives of those we serve.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required, master’s preferred. 
  • Proven track record in management / senior leadership positions.
  • Minimum 5 years’ successful experience; strategic planning, development, grant writing, budget management (preparation and analysis), fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector .
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional demeanor, Commitment to mission, respect for diversity, ability to lead and inspire.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.

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 Associate’s degree required plus 2 years experience; or a minimum of 3 years experience in the organ, eye, and/or tissue field plus a minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge of statistical reporting and data analysis required.
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge in Microsoft Office and Excel a must.
  • Organized and detail oriented with strong skills in critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Must be able to multi-task and have excellent communication skills.

Medical Technologist (FT/PT)

The schedule for this position is Monday - Friday, 9am-5:30pm. Rotating holidays and weekends, with occasional afternoons. 

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.

Network Support Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the stable operation of the in-house computer network.
  • Administer help desk and provide end-user, desktop support to UNYTS staff.
  • Maintain and optimize all network hardware, software and communication links while ensuring minimal network downtime.
  • Diagnose, resolve and document hardware and software network problems in a timely and accurate fashion.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in the field of computer science and 3 years related work experience, or equivalent work experience. 
  • Working technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including TCIP/IP, Windows Server, Exchange. Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols and standards. 
  • Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience.
  • Domain/Active Directory Knowledge
  • Ticketing System Experience
  • VMware environment experience 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Keen attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to conduct research into networking application issues and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Strong customer service orientation, as well as experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Pheresis Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • The position involves medical screening of blood donors, performing phlebotomy, and the care of donors post-phlebotomy both for whole blood and double red cell automated collection.
  • Management of multiple donors, (2) or more, during phlebotomy is expected.
  • Provides appropriate handling of donor reactions.
  • The pheresis specialist must follow written Standard Operation Procedures and be knowledgeable in Current Good Manufacturing practices (cGMPs) and NYS regulatory requirements.
  • Donor collections personnel will work at UNYTS fixed collection sites, on mobile collection vehicles, and at various mobile draw sites within the region.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma and excellent customer service skills required.
  • Previous experience in whole blood phlebotomy collection required with phlebotomy certification preferred.
  • Must have current CPR certification.
  • Must be able to work in a highly regulated, fast-paced environment and should enjoy working with people.
  • Valid NYS driver’s license required.

RN – Clinical Donation Coordinator

This is an exempt position, reporting to Jessica Kruszka, Manager of Organ Services. The schedule consists of 24 hour on-call shifts. Expect 10-12 shifts per month, plus 4 in office days for training and meetings.

Responsibilities:
At Unyts, our team of 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.
 
 
Requirements:
·RN with 1 year or more years of critical care experience; or RN with 3 years or more of step down unit or medical/surgical unit experience.
·Must be able to communicate effectively and have strong interpersonal skills.
·Must have proficient computer skills and be detail oriented.  
·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.

 

Trainer, Blood Lab Services

Responsibilities:
•    Develops and implements the training program for the Blood Lab services staff. 
•    Coordinates staff training activities and ensures proper recordkeeping.  
•    Develops and implements competency and routine assessments for staff. 
•    Creates a learning environment, assesses and provides coaching as needed and provide suggestions to improve efficiency and proficiency. 
•    Acts as a resource for staff on Blood Lab Services procedures and is a role model for the commitment to following SOPs and job aids. 
•    Assists with processing and testing as needed.

Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or equivalent preferred with five years experience in a lab or pharmaceutical environment, or associates degree with seven years experience. 
•    Must be familiar with GMP. 
•    One year training or teaching experience required. 
•    Experience developing training programs preferred. 
•    Must be computer proficient with knowledge of excel, and PowerPoint desired. 
•    Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. 
•    Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced, highly regulated environment.

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.