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Legacy of Hope is a department of University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF).  All positions are for Birmingham unless otherwise noted. To be considered for hire, please submit your application online.

 

Position Description:
Schedule: M-F, 8-5 some shifts may vary

Location: 502 Building

Benefits include: 100% tuition assistance, wellness initiatives, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligible employer, plus more. In addition to our many benefits and perks, UAB Medicine provides a variety of resources to support employees both personally and professionally.

Oversees information services for the Legacy of Hope with a strong focus on developing, managing, and presenting clinical operations information.  Collaborates with end-users and a diverse team of analysts within the UAB system to design and build EDW artifacts, such as reports and dashboards, using Enterprise Data Warehouse, Tableau, and SAP Business Objects.  The Business Intelligence Developer is responsible for the timely design, development, and distribution of reports, dashboards, and visualizations for the organization.  Working with cross-functional teams to gather and document reporting requirements to meet business needs.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field and two (2) years of related experience required.  Experience using Microsoft SQL Server, Tableau and/or Crystal Reports and the ability to write complex queries.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems or a Business related field.  

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: None

Preferred: None

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Position Description:
Schedule: 24 hour call required, shifts vary

Location: 502 Building

Interacts with hospital staff in a professional manner to meet the needs of the hospital, the potential donor family and Legacy of Hope.  Primary responsibility is to offer the option of organ, tissue, and eye donation for transplantation and/or medical research to families of potential donors or will inform families of a potential donor’s first person authorization. Coordinates and facilitates emotional support during and after the discussion of donation and throughout the donation process. The FSC must remain aware and sensitive to diversity of all kinds (cultural, religious, educational, etc.).  Must be able to present information/outcomes in formal and informal settings (public speaking). Will be expected, at times, to provide initial evaluation of potential organ donors. Establish and maintain close working relationships with local medical examiners/coroners.  Must be able to work variable hours with call responsibilities.  Position requires 10-15 days per month of 24 hour call, including holidays and weekends. Position may require deployment to another region during on call shift.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, or other healthcare-related field (physical therapy, respiratory therapy, pharmaceutical sales).

Preferred: Grief support experience preferred.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured.  

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-5 shifts may vary

Location: 502 Building

The Process Improvement (PI) Analyst assists in the identification and delivery of Continuous Process Improvement initiatives throughout Legacy of Hope. The PI Analyst will facilitate targeted process improvement activities through the use of improvement tools and methodologies including Process Mapping, Root Cause Analysis, Lean, Six Sigma and Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) to deliver measurable impact on organizational goals. The PI Analyst will bring leadership, work systems, and stakeholders together and work with them to apply process improvement methodologies to new or existing processes. Examples of successful outcomes may include eliminating non-value added steps, reducing errors, reducing unnecessary costs, providing exceptional service to stakeholders, and ultimately increasing the ability to maximize the number of transplantable organs and tissues available to recipients.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required:  Bachelor’s degree in business or in a health related field; experience in Process or Performance Improvement methodologies or experience with organ and/or tissue donation and/or transplantation.

Preferred:  Advanced software and database skills (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, QI Macros)

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required:  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification or must obtain within first year of hire.

Preferred:  Black Belt Certification and/or Project Management Certification.


TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search

Position Description:
Schedule: 10-12 24 hr shifts required, shifts vary

Location: 502 Building

Benefits include: 100% tuition assistance, wellness initiatives, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligible employer, plus more. In addition to our many benefits and perks, UAB Medicine provides a variety of resources to support employees both personally and professionally.

The Procurement Transplant Coordinator I position allows an individual who may be interested in a career in organ and tissue procurement to become proficient in the protocols and procedures of LOH organ and tissue procurement programs.  The PTC 1 learns to facilitate all portions of the organ donation process including referral response, evaluation for suitability, obtaining authorization, performing donor management, organ evaluation and allocation, recovery, and kidney perfusion.  The position allows a person on-the-job training until proficiency is obtained.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Must possess qualifications for one of the following:  CRT or RRT, LPN, RN, or PA or prior experience as a procurement transplant coordinator for a minimum of 12 months at another organ procurement organization.  Public speaking and good interpersonal skills required.  Limited travel will be necessary.

Preferred:

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Current licensure/certification as required by professional organizations in area that employee is degreed (CRT, RRT, LPN, RN, PA) or work experience as a procurement transplant coordinator in another organ procurement organization can substitute for licensure requirement.  Current certification of BCLS and/or ACLS completion from the American Heart Association (AHA) is required.  If hired, employee must obtain CPTC certification within 24 months of hire.

Preferred: Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC)

• TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs; and (12) Skilled at managing complex process and ability to prioritize responsibilities with high level of critical thinking

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search.

Position Description:
Shift: M-F, 8-5 some shifts may vary

Location: Montgomery

Benefits include: 100% tuition assistance, wellness initiatives, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligible employer, plus more. In addition to our many benefits and perks, UAB Medicine provides a variety of resources to support employees both personally and professionally.

The Partner Services Specialist manages elements of hospital development, clinical, and family care as the primary resource for their assigned donor hospital(s). The Partner Services Specialist is primarily responsible for developing and implementing hospital strategic plans, responding to donor referrals, authorizing donation and clinical management of donors to enhance eye, organ, and tissue donation within the assigned hospital(s). This role will also collaborate, as necessary, with other departments within Legacy of Hope and with external tissue banks to perform these functions.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor in Nursing, Physician Assistant, Respiratory Therapy or prior previous experience at an Organ Procurement Organization. Critical Care Experience Preferred  
• 2 – 3 years’ experience within a hospital system. Experience in collaboration, education, and negotiation with governmental regulatory bodies and key regulatory personnel.
• Experience in presenting information, data, trends, and strategies to executive leadership, health care leaders, public groups, and other professionals.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured. If licensed, must maintain current license. Must maintain BLS or ACLS

TRAITS & SKILLS:

• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in dynamic and demanding environments.
• Ability to communicate and present information effectively and concisely within a team environment.
• Compassionate, conscientious, and ethical, and must possess strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively with conflict resolution, donor families in crisis, individuals or groups and a variety of medical professionals.
• Strong conflict management skills as well as written and verbal communication skill; and an ability to work productively both independently, and as a team participant with accountability to all other team members for meeting agreed upon objectives.
• Possess strong strategic skills, understand the hospital and community education needs of the organization and effectively formulate a plan of response. Able to clearly communicate this plan to organizational staff, as well as internal/external stakeholders.
• Extensive knowledge of public speaking, hospital/business development, family care, and clinical management.
• Possess strong organizational skills and can assess changing environments, establishes appropriate priorities, handles highly stressful situations in a calm, professional manner, using sufficient judgment and discretion at all times.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search.

Position Description:
Schedule: Shifts Vary, 24 call required

Location: Montgomery, AL

Benefits include: 100% tuition assistance, wellness initiatives, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligible employer, plus more. In addition to our many benefits and perks, UAB Medicine provides a variety of resources to support employees both personally and professionally.

The Clinical Response Coordinator (CRC) is an integral role within the organ donation process at Legacy of Hope (LoH).  The CRC will be responsible for performing on-site visits to donor hospitals within their coverage area.  They, in conjunction with the administrator on call, will determine initial suitability of potential organ and tissue donors.  This will be done by communicating and interacting with hospital and physician staff in collaborative and professional ways. The CRC will evaluate specific case dynamics and determine which information is clinically significant and should be communicated to the hospital teams and Legacy of Hope staff who are off-site. They will also assess available clinical data found in medical record or bedside assessment to determine initial medical suitability for donation. The CRC will encourage implementation of catastrophic brain injury guidelines as appropriate based upon their clinical judgement. In situations when needed, the CRC will also be expected to identify and support the needs of the potential donor family and offer them information about donation opportunities (organ and tissue).  After authorization is obtained, the CRC will coordinate the transport of blood for serological testing and tissue typing to the appropriate laboratories.  They will also initiate individualized case donor management, after brain death is declared, to ensure donor stability while coordinating arrival of procurement transplant coordinator (PTC) or critical care transport (CCT) to donor’s location. Donor management could include ordering and interpreting labs, ensuring appropriate fluid maintenance, and implementing vasoactive and hemodynamic supportive medications as required by the donor’s status. They will obtain required information from the hospital medical record to be transferred with patients from the donor hospital location to the donor recovery center as appropriate.

The Clinical Response Coordinator will also be able to perform specific partner services activities as directed by their supervisor. Those responsibilities may include but not be limited to: rounding through units to build relationships, presenting information/outcomes to hospital staff members in both formal and informal settings, and participating in education about donor suitability, brain death testing, specific donation processes, etc.   This position requires 12-15 days of 24-hour call per month.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Degree in a medical or related field. Previous experience in donation industry may substitute for education requirement.

Preferred: Hospital experience, crisis intervention, and/or grief support. Certification in donation-related role.
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LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Currently licensed/certified as a Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist, Social Worker, or related. Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently and on a flexible schedule; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search.

Position Description:
Schedule: M-F, 8-5 some shifts may vary

Location: 502 Building

Benefits include: 100% tuition assistance, wellness initiatives, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligible employer, plus more. In addition to our many benefits and perks, UAB Medicine provides a variety of resources to support employees both personally and professionally.

The Partner Services Specialist manages elements of hospital development, clinical, and family care as the primary resource for their assigned donor hospital(s). The Partner Services Specialist is primarily responsible for developing and implementing hospital strategic plans, responding to donor referrals, authorizing donation and clinical management of donors to enhance eye, organ, and tissue donation within the assigned hospital(s). This role will also collaborate, as necessary, with other departments within Legacy of Hope and with external tissue banks to perform these functions.

**Flexibility in schedule is required to include evenings, nights and weekends. Significant daily presence in assigned hospital is required.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor in Nursing, Physician Assistant, Respiratory Therapy or prior previous experience at an Organ Procurement Organization. Critical Care Experience Preferred  
• 2 – 3 years’ experience within a hospital system. Experience in collaboration, education, and negotiation with governmental regulatory bodies and key regulatory personnel.
• Experience in presenting information, data, trends, and strategies to executive leadership, health care leaders, public groups, and other professionals.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured. If licensed, must maintain current license. Must maintain BLS or ACLS

TRAITS & SKILLS:

• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in dynamic and demanding environments.
• Ability to communicate and present information effectively and concisely within a team environment.
• Compassionate, conscientious, and ethical, and must possess strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively with conflict resolution, donor families in crisis, individuals or groups and a variety of medical professionals.
• Strong conflict management skills as well as written and verbal communication skill; and an ability to work productively both independently, and as a team participant with accountability to all other team members for meeting agreed upon objectives.
• Possess strong strategic skills, understand the hospital and community education needs of the organization and effectively formulate a plan of response. Able to clearly communicate this plan to organizational staff, as well as internal/external stakeholders.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search.

Position Description:
Schedule: M-F, 8-5 on-call required

The Donor Program Liaison supports the mission of Legacy of Hope to improve and extend lives through organ and tissue donation for transplantation. The primary role of the Liaison is to develop, implement, and maintain policies and strategies to maximize donation opportunities involving Coroner, Medical Examiner, District Attorney’s, Department of Corrections, Prison System and Funeral Homes. The Liaison builds collaborative relationships with stakeholders and active two-way communications throughout their assigned territory in the State to increase donation awareness and support through education. The Liaison will work closely with the organ and tissue recovery management teams to ensure seamless, comprehensive and collaborative customer service to stakeholders.   The Liaison collects, analyzes and distributes data to LoH leadership and customers.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: A two (2) year degree in Criminology, Communications, Marketing, or Health Care.  Degree may be substituted by a minimum of five years related work experience.   

Preferred: Experience in Organ and/or Tissue Procurement, Law Enforcement, Coroner, or Funeral Service Industry.


LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured for company vehicles.  May be required to drive personal vehicle.  Liability coverage of $100,000.00 per person and $300,000.00 per accident for personal vehicle is required.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs; and (12) Display effective public speaking ability.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Position Description:
The Organ Placement Coordinator (OPC) is a critical position which requires the ability to think critically and quickly determine the best course of action in the highly dynamic organ donation process.  The role encompasses the allocation of organs, their surgical recovery, perfusion, packaging and transportation.  The OPC will be trained to perform assigned role responsibilities.  The OPC will receive organ import offers from outside agencies and communicate those offers to the appropriate local transplant surgeon utilizing some developed pathways and their own critical thinking skills as most situations are difficult to cover with protocols/pathways. The OPC will track all pending organ offers and update appropriate parties as indicated.  If an organ is accepted, the OPC coordinates the travel arrangements related to recovery and transport.   The OPC will participate in abdominal organ allocation for local LoH donors which will require this individual to have excellent communication skills, judgment and follow-through. OPCs are required to complete all documentation accurately and promptly.  The OPC is expected to comply with all LoH standard operating procedures (SOPs), local, state, and federal requirements as applicable. This is a remote position and requires 12-15 days of 24-hour call per month, or the equivalent of 12 hour shifts (3-4 shifts/wk) with rotating day/night shifts. Organ Placement Coordinators schedules include weekends and holidays with on call responsibilities as scheduled.

Benefits include: 100% tuition assistance, wellness initiatives, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligible employer, plus more. In addition to our many benefits and perks, UAB Medicine provides a variety of resources to support employees both personally and professionally.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Vocational certificate or degree in Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technologist or biological sciences degree required.   Should be licensed or certified within their field of practice as applicable.  Previous surgical or medical experience in the organ or tissue donation industry may substitute for education requirements.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree, CPTC, or CPT certification, prior experience at an organ procurement organization
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LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: None.  

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently and on a flexible schedule; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8a-5p Some shifts may vary

Location: 502 Building

Benefits include: 100% tuition assistance, wellness initiatives, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligible employer, plus more. In addition to our many benefits and perks, UAB Medicine provides a variety of resources to support employees both personally and professionally.

The Quality assurance coordinator I is responsible for review of donor files and coordinates the release of confidential donor and recipient information to outside agencies. Performs internal/external audits and assists in replying to audits from outside agencies. The coordinator will participate in continuous improvement initiatives and must demonstrate a responsible attitude toward continued professional growth.

Position Requirements:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Bachelor’s or professional degree, i.e., LPN, RN, PA, etc. Previous experience within an organ procurement organization, tissue bank, or the donation industry acceptable in lieu of education requirement.

Preferred: Experience in healthcare field in ancillary capacity. One year of quality assurance or quality control experience in a healthcare or related field.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: N/A

Preferred: Certified Tissue Bank Specialist certification or North American Transplant Coordinators Organization Certification

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way. (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs; and (12) knowledge of and ability to use database systems effectively.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8a-5p Shift Varies

Location: 502 Building

Benefits include: 100% tuition assistance, wellness initiatives, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligible employer, plus more. In addition to our many benefits and perks, UAB Medicine provides a variety of resources to support employees both personally and professionally.

Responsible for ensuring the organization is in compliance with all regulatory requirements and accrediting standards including, but not limited to, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Hospital and OPO), Federal Drug Administration (FDA), Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), and Joint Commission. Collaborates with University Hospital to ensure that the LOH  Donor Recovery Center meets Hospital Conditions of Participation as outlined by CMS and Joint Commission accrediting standards. Performs internal and external audits as determined by the audit schedule.  Effectively communicates changes to the organization’s regulatory environment and works under the guidance of the Quality and Compliance Manager to ensure continuous regulatory compliance to all requirements and standards.  Maintains the audit schedule and ensures that the organization is continuously prepared for audits.  Maintains accreditation files and is current with all survey and resurvey cycles e.g., CMS (4 year), AATB (3 year), FDA (2 year), UNOS (2 year) etc.  Assists in reporting data to regulatory agencies on policy violations with appropriate approval.

Position Requirements:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  

Required: Bachelor’s or professional degree, i.e., LPN, RN, PA, etc. Three years of quality assurance or quality control experience in a healthcare or related regulated industry.  

Preferred: Experience in quality assurance, quality control, and/or internal/external auditing.  Previous experience in an OPO or tissue bank.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required:  N/A

Preferred: Certified Tissue Bank Specialist certification or North American Transplant Coordinators Organization Certification.  Certification from ASQ.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-5 shifts may vary

Location: 502 Building

The Process Improvement (PI) Analyst assists in the identification and delivery of Continuous Process Improvement initiatives throughout Legacy of Hope. The PI Analyst will facilitate targeted process improvement activities through the use of improvement tools and methodologies including Process Mapping, Root Cause Analysis, Lean, Six Sigma and Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) to deliver measurable impact on organizational goals. The PI Analyst will bring leadership, work systems, and stakeholders together and work with them to apply process improvement methodologies to new or existing processes. Examples of successful outcomes may include eliminating non-value added steps, reducing errors, reducing unnecessary costs, providing exceptional service to stakeholders, and ultimately increasing the ability to maximize the number of transplantable organs and tissues available to recipients.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required:  Bachelor’s degree in business or in a health related field; experience in Process or Performance Improvement methodologies or experience with organ and/or tissue donation and/or transplantation.

Preferred:  Advanced software and database skills (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, QI Macros)

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required:  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification or must obtain within first year of hire.

Preferred:  Black Belt Certification and/or Project Management Certification.


TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Schedule: Per diem, shifts vary

Location: 502 Building

The Per Diem Tissue Procurement Technician will report directly to the LOH Tissue Manager for all administrative support.  Under direct supervision of the Procurement Team Leader, the Per Diem Tissue Procurement Technician is responsible for assistance in the procurement, packaging, and transportation of bone, soft tissue, and heart for valve for distribution to the designated tissue processor.  Responsibilities include on-call status.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: High school diploma; One (1) year medical, surgical, EMT or nursing experience required.  Educational experience in nursing and/or medical school program may be considered.  

Preferred: Familiarity with anatomy, aseptic technique, principles of sterile fields, and surgical instruments.  Experience in the field of orthopaedics.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured for company vehicles.  May be required to drive personal vehicle.  Liability coverage of $100,000.00 per person and $300,000.00 per accident for personal vehicle is required.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Position Description:
Manage the financial operations of Legacy of Hope to comply with UAHSF processes and Medicare regulatory Cost Report requirements.  Compile financial data for annual Medicare Cost Report.

Position Requirements:
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8a-5p

Location: 502 Building

Benefits include: 100% tuition assistance, wellness initiatives, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligible employer, plus more. In addition to our many benefits and perks, UAB Medicine provides a variety of resources to support employees both personally and professionally.

Required:  BS in Accounting or Business related field.  Seven (7) years of related experience required.  Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Experience with Microsoft Office software packages Word, Excel, and Access.

Preferred:  Knowledge of medical terminology.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: BS in Accounting or Business related field.  Seven (7) years of related experience required.  Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Experience with Microsoft Office software packages Word, Excel, and Access.

Preferred: Knowledge of medical terminology.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: None required.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Position Description:
Liaison between donor families and the LOH, UAB, as well as donor hospitals.  To act as a conduit through which all anonymous mail between donor families and recipients is channeled and to assist the donor families through their grieving process while maintaining good rapport and professionalism with all clients and co-workers.

Schedule: M-F, 8-5 some shifts may vary

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Bachelor’s degree.  One to three years experience in program development and implementation.  Previous counseling experience.  Basic knowledge of Microsoft applications.

Preferred: Degree in Psychology/Master’s in Counseling.  Experience and familiarity with medical terms and healthcare.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required:

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search

Position Description:
Work Schedule: PRN – Hours Vary

The Per Diem Tissue Procurement Technician will report directly to the LOH Tissue Manager for all administrative support.  Under direct supervision of the Procurement Team Leader, the Per Diem Tissue Procurement Technician is responsible for assistance in the procurement, packaging, and transportation of bone, soft tissue, and heart for valve for distribution to the designated tissue processor.  Responsibilities include on-call status.

Position Requirements:
Required: High school diploma; One (1) year medical, surgical, EMT or nursing experience required.  Educational experience in nursing and/or medical school program may be considered.  

Preferred: Familiarity with anatomy, aseptic technique, principles of sterile fields, and surgical instruments.  Experience in the field of orthopaedics.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured for company vehicles.  May be required to drive personal vehicle.  Liability coverage of $100,000.00 per person and $300,000.00 per accident for personal vehicle is required.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Position Description:
The Clinical Response Coordinator (CRC) is an integral role within the organ donation process at Legacy of Hope (LoH).  The CRC will be responsible for performing on-site visits to donor hospitals within their coverage area.  They, in conjunction with the administrator on call, will determine initial suitability of potential organ and tissue donors.  This will be done by communicating and interacting with hospital and physician staff in collaborative and professional ways. The CRC will evaluate specific case dynamics and determine which information is clinically significant and should be communicated to the hospital teams and Legacy of Hope staff who are off-site. They will also assess available clinical data found in medical record or bedside assessment to determine initial medical suitability for donation. The CRC will encourage implementation of catastrophic brain injury guidelines as appropriate based upon their clinical judgement. In situations when needed, the CRC will also be expected to identify and support the needs of the potential donor family and offer them information about donation opportunities (organ and tissue).  After authorization is obtained, the CRC will coordinate the transport of blood for serological testing and tissue typing to the appropriate laboratories.  They will also initiate individualized case donor management, after brain death is declared, to ensure donor stability while coordinating arrival of procurement transplant coordinator (PTC) or critical care transport (CCT) to donor’s location. Donor management could include ordering and interpreting labs, ensuring appropriate fluid maintenance, and implementing vasoactive and hemodynamic supportive medications as required by the donor’s status. They will obtain required information from the hospital medical record to be transferred with patients from the donor hospital location to the donor recovery center as appropriate.

The Clinical Response Coordinator will also be able to perform specific partner services activities as directed by their supervisor. Those responsibilities may include but not be limited to: rounding through units to build relationships, presenting information/outcomes to hospital staff members in both formal and informal settings, and participating in education about donor suitability, brain death testing, specific donation processes, etc.   This position requires 12-15 days of 24-hour call per month.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Degree in a medical or related field. Previous experience in donation industry may substitute for education requirement.

Preferred: Hospital experience, crisis intervention, and/or grief support. Certification in donation-related role.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Currently licensed/certified as a Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist, Social Worker, or related. Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently and on a flexible schedule; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.


Please click HERE to access the UAHSF Job Search.