Headquartered in Gainesville, LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services has regional offices in Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Pensacola.
Position open in Pensacola or Tallahassee
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.
Reports to Director of Clinical Operations
Positions open in Gainesville and Jacksonville
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