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

Public Education Coordinator

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.


Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, health sciences, marketing, business or related field and minimum two years direct experience in public relations, or a minimum of four years of professional work experience within an OPO performing in a similar capacity. 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/careers (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 .

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/careers (search keyword LifeQuest).

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