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Headquartered in Gainesville, LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services has regional offices in Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Pensacola.

Public Education Coordinator

Positions open in Gainesville and the panhandle of Florida

Responsible for coordinating and implementing public relations and educational campaigns, events and activities within a designated service region. Promotes organ donation and the organ donor registry among various audience groups, including high school students. Delivers presentations on a regular basis. Works with and trains volunteers. Collaborates on other LifeQuest projects and campaigns as needed.


Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations or related field and minimum two years direct experience in public relations. Must demonstrate ability to work independently, find creative solutions to problems and develop innovative ideas.  Strong writing skills are critical. Media experience preferable.

Reports to Director of Donor Program Development

Please apply online at: www.jobs.ufhealth.org (search keyword LifeQuest) or send resume to Kathleen Giery at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hospital Services Coordinator

Position open in Jacksonville

Provides donor education to nursing and medical staff in all of LifeQuest's partner hospitals. Completes retrospective chart reviews to assess organ donor potential on critical care deaths. Reviews all donor activity and variances with the procurement staff in order to improve the quality of services provided to donor families and partner hospitals.  Assists the partner hospitals with contracts and donor policies to ensure compliance with The Joint Commission, Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Develops excellent working relationships with hospital administrators, physicians and nursing staff who are involved with the organ donor process.


Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, health sciences, marketing, business or related field, and a minimum of two years' experience in medical or pharmaceutical sales, healthcare marketing or education; or four years of professional work experience within an organ procurement organization (OPO) specific to donor program development and relationships. Must possess exceptional communications, critical thinking and organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal, customer service and problem-solving skills required.

Reports to Director of Donor Program Development

Please apply online at: www.jobs.ufhealth.org (search keyword LifeQuest) or send resume to Kathleen Giery at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Administrative Secretary

Position located in Gainesville

Candidate will provide support to the LifeQuest administration and staff and will function as office receptionist.


Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. Three to five years progressively responsible secretarial/administrative experience with project task management. Independent use of Microsoft Word and Excel a must. Proven ability to problem solve is essential. Must type 55 wpm.

Reports to Executive Assistant

Please apply online at: www.jobs.ufhealth.org (search keyword LifeQuest) or send resume to Rebecca Williams at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Clinical Coordinator

Position open in Jacksonville

Candidate will respond to donor referrals from local hospitals and ensure that each referral is reviewed for donation suitability. Will work with families to obtain consent for donation and manage the physiology of the donor to ensure maximum availability of organs for transplantation. Will work with transplant hospitals to place organs according to UNOS guidelines and assist in the recovery of organs in the operating room. Must demonstrate ability to assess data reflective of the donor's status and interpret appropriate information needed to provide excellent donor medical management. Excellent interpersonal skills required.


Qualifications:

Candidate will be a graduate from an RN or PA program with one year of experience in ICU, ED or the OR; or respiratory therapist with five years experience in ICU or emergency care; or an individual that has six months to one year of practical experience as an Organ Procurement Coordinator. Previous organ/tissue donation experience preferred for all candidates.

Reports to Director of Clinical Operations

Please contact Christy Corbitt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or apply to www.jobs.ufhealth/careers.

Family Advocate

Position open in Gainesville 

The family advocate is the first responder to donor referrals from area hospitals. Rapid on-site response time required for area hospitals. Primary responsibility is to offer the option of organ, tissue and eye donation for transplantation or medical research to families of potential donors and obtain a past medical history. Information is to be articulated in an easily understood and accurate manner to families whose ability to process information is impaired by emotionally traumatic circumstances. Coordinates and facilitates emotional support during and after the discussion of the donation process and remains aware and sensitive to diversity of all kinds (cultural, religious, educational, etc.) while working with families and hospital staff. Secondary responsibilities are to provide assistance to the local hospital development coordinator in working with the hospitals to solidify the referral process, provide in-services, perform death record reviews, etc. Position requires 10 days per month of on-call duties for 24-7 referral response to hospitals within the area.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology or related allied health degree preferred with previous experience in an acute health care setting, hospice, bereavement counseling center, patient representative, etc. preferred, or equivalent work experience where there was active involvement in issues involving death, dying, grief and loss. Completion of medical terminology course preferred. Outstanding interpersonal communication skills required for ability to interact with grieving families in a supportive, empathic manner while taking into consideration actual or potential cultural diversities. Ability to comfortably use desktop computer to access and utilize database, draft letters, send/receive email, and access the Internet for vital information/resources to assist donor families.

Reports to Assistant Director of Clinical Operations and Family Advocate Manager

Please contact Heather Markuson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or apply to www.jobs.ufhealth.org (search keyword LifeQuest).

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