Headquartered in Gainesville, LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services has regional offices in Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Pensacola.
Position open in 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.
Reports to Director of Donor Program Development
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.
Reports to Assistant Director of Clinical Operations and Family Advocate Manager