Organ Family Services Specialist - 115485
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#115485 Organ Family Services SpecialistFiling Deadline: Mon 10/3/2022
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Please note that this position is a part-time appointment
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/04/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/13/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Family Services Specialist (FSS) will focus on providing support to families in crisis and offering the option of organ and tissue donation to families. This position provides support to donor families during and after the donor family's hospital experience. Provides on-call response to potential organ donors to guide hospital staff through the process of organ donation, consent, and recovery. Assist the nurse procurement coordinators during the early stages of the donation process.
Participates and is compliant with mandatory regulatory approach and authorization training. Independently and accurately completes authorization paperwork with appropriate family member. Provides educational programs to nurse, physicians, health care providers and hospital workers, as well as the general public. Acts as a liaison at public events and education workshops related to organ and tissue donation.
Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.
Previously demonstrated patient or family support experience.
Working knowledge of patient relations concepts to perform essential functions efficiently and effectively.
Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
- Master’s Degree in Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Pastoral Care, or related field
- Experience working with families in a healthcare setting
- Experience with organ and/or tissue donation
- Previous experience charting in an electronic medical record
- Bilingual in English/Spanish.
- Must be able to work flexible hours, frequent overtime, and provide on-call coverage to area hospitals.
- Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.
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