• Associate Executive Director
    Publicado en: Abril 22, 2016
  • Associate Executive Director
    Publicado en: Abril 22, 2016
    Primary responsibility is assisting the Executive Director with the management and supervision of all daily operational activities within the OPO service area(s) to maximize referral potential and the recovery of quality organs/tissue. Under the direction of the Executive Director, coordinate the daily staff activities of both recovery services and hospital development setting goals, evaluating effectiveness, providing an ongoing resource, participating in internal and external meetings, and assisting with all personnel-related issues to ensure that all applicable policies and procedures are understood, implemented, and followed.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Assists in the planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of all operational and administrative aspects of the organ/tissue development and recovery activities of the OPO.
    - Assists in the management and supervision of all staff activities/functions.
    - Participates in the employee hiring and evaluation process including annual and semi-annual performance appraisals providing ongoing hands-on mentoring, coaching and monitoring of employee activity.
    - Assists with the facilitation and monitoring of appropriate communication between OPO and outside transplant programs, Medical Examiners Offices, hospitals, and referring and procuring physicians.
    - Assists with the facilitation of and interactions between the OPO and other transplant-related organizations to include UNOS,SEOPF, and NATCO. Participate in all divisional audits by outside regulating agencies (Medicare, HCFA, ACHA, etc.)
    - Participates in the annual budget process and ongoing monitoring of budget expenditures.
    - Participates in, facilitates, and expedites the billing review process.
    - Assists and directs the ongoing QA processes for all aspects of the OPO including referrals, expenses, supplies, chart information, case follow-up, and family and professional correspondence.
    - Participates in Administrative Call responsibilities.
    - Represents LifeLink in statewide and national forums, media responses and/or education efforts and in development meetings when authorized to do so.
    - Practices utmost confidentiality in all circumstances and in all aspects of this position.
    - Responsible for assisting the OPO Executive Director with the direction of the quality assessment performance improvement (QAPI) activities for the OPO as outlined in the OPO Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Plan.


    Job Specifications:
    Bachelor Degree in a Health Related field; Master Degree in Health Care Management (HCM) highly preferred. A minimum of 2 years comprehensive management experience in a medical setting with high level of leadership responsibilities. Over 2 years of clinical ICU, CCU, OR and/or ER experience. Fully Bilingual (English/Spanish) reading/writing/speaking. Above average interpersonal communication and conflict-resolution skills. High level of commitment. Self-starter; proven initiative and professional demeanor. Availability to work 24-hours Administrator On-Call schedules. Knowledge of PR Health/Hospital Systems and Federal Regulatory Agencies. Experience with Transplant Centers, preferred.


    REPORTS TO:
    Executive Director


    HOW TO APPLY:
    LifeLink Web Page: www.lifelinkfound.org
    Send Resume to: jobspr@lifelinkfound.org
    Fax: 787-620-5448


    CLOSING DATE:
    May 15, 2016

  • Per Diem Family Care Coordinator – Tissue
    Publicado en: Abril 22, 2016
  • Per Diem Family Care Coordinator – Tissue
    Publicado en: Abril 22, 2016
    Direct the resources available to bring about a successful authorization for and ultimately recovery of tissue and organs for transplantation. Within established LifeLink Foundation and Family Care Services (FCS) Program policies and protocols, participate in on-call rotation and special projects as assigned by Management.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Participate in the on-call schedule coordinating call responsibilities with other staff.
    - Referral evaluation, determination of suitability, verification of name and location of next-of-kin, obtain authorization (in person and over the phone), coordination of the donation process, documentation per protocols, and follow-up as appropriate.
    - Participates in initiatives and special projects focus on tissue donation awareness and promotion as directed by the Tissue Department Director.
    - Attends and participate in required meetings and/or workshops for ongoing professional development.
    - Participate in department QA program activities, including corrections and follow up with donor family or historian as required.
    - Participate actively in hospital development initiatives as assigned.
    - Participate regularly in staff meetings.
    - Completes documentation and coding of referrals in iTransplant.
    - Per protocol, communicates any hospital development, Medical Examiner, funeral home and/or other referral facility concerns or feedback to the appropriate divisional department via the Tissue Screener management staff.
    - Gain an understanding of IFS (Institute of Forensic Sciences) unique working and political environment, determining the needs and enlisting the cooperation of those personnel through strong interpersonal communication and a committed and enthusiastic ongoing presence.
    - Perform other duties deemed necessary by the Tissue Department Director.


    Job Specifications:
    - Medical-related degree/certification or appropriate experience in a medical environment or social services field.
    - Demonstrated above average written and verbal communication skills.
    - Ability to handle rotation of 24/7 on-call responsibilities and a work schedule that may require response to emergency back-up on-call coverage.
    - Maintain confidentiality according to Foundation protocols.
    - Bi-lingual
    - Ability to operate recording device.
    - Traveling required.


    REPORTS TO:
    Director, Tissue Recovery


    HOW TO APPLY:
    LifeLink Web Page: www.lifelinkfound.org
    Send Resume to: jobspr@lifelinkfound.org
    Fax: 787-620-5448


    CLOSING DATE:
    May 15, 2016

  • HD Liaison / First Responder (South Area)
    Publicado en: Abril 22, 2016
  • HD Liaison / First Responder (South Area)
    Publicado en: Abril 22, 2016
    This position fills a dual role, that of a professional educator and a first respondent for potential cases within hospitals and donation-related agencies in an assigned area. Build and maintain strong relationships with appropriate hospital professional at all levels. Responsible to identify and employ available resources with the ultimate goal of increasing organ/tissue donation for transplantation.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Performs first responder responsibilities and participates on an On-Call Schedule in coordination with the Transplant Coordinators.
    - Assists Administrator-on-call.
    - Documents referral information.
    - Serve as ongoing resource to hospital staff.
    - Attend required meetings, activities, special projects, administrative-level discussions, and other assignments as required.
    - Maintains a positive working relationship with key hospital/agency (hospital, medical examiner, coroner, law enforcement and/or funeral home) personnel within an assigned area.
    - Acts as communication link between LifeLink staff and hospital personnel
    - Set and define goals and objectives for each agency. Design individual marketing plans.
    - Compiles and analyzes measurable current activity data and determine its effectiveness.
    - Acts as a resource for mentoring new liaison staff and participates in their training.


    Job Specifications:
    - RN/BA degree, with minimum of three years of sound clinical experience in an intensive care unit/emergency room.
    - Personal interaction, presentation, and communication skills.
    - Fully bilingual – written and verbal English/Spanish.
    - Ability to apply sound judgment, maintaining a constant open line of communication with Supervisor, working with little direct supervision and with a growing degree of autonomy.
    - Reliable vehicle, maintain good driving record, current valid Puerto Rico driver’s license, and availability for daily traveling to assigned service area.
    - Available via cellular phone as needed. Ability to meet the demands of long working hours, including weekends, holidays, and after hours, and participate in a 24/7 call schedule rotation.


    REPORTS TO:
    Director, Hospital Development


    HOW TO APPLY:
    LifeLink Web Page: www.lifelinkfound.org
    Send Resume to: jobspr@lifelinkfound.org
    Fax: 787-620-5448


    CLOSING DATE: May 15, 2015

  • Per Diem Surgical Coordinator
    Publicado en: Abril 22, 2016
  • Per Diem Surgical Coordinator
    Publicado en: Abril 22, 2016
    Responsible for activities associated with tissue recovery. Works with general guidelines and in coordination with LifeLink staff and Logistics Support Personnel. Applies principles of sterile technique and surgical expertise in the recovery of a variety of cadaveric tissues for transplant. Participates in a rotating per-diem schedule for bone and tissue recoveries and maintains and open line of communication with the Tissue Primary Coordinator and Director of Recovery Services.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Participates in the surgical recovery of human tissue for transplantation.
    - Demonstrates thorough knowledge and comprehension of aseptic technique.
    - Demonstrates ability to circulate in an operating room setting.
    - Inspect and monitor equipment, supplies, and instrumentation being used for procurement.
    - Observes environmental conditions and takes corrective measures as necessary. Reports deficiencies to supervisor.
    - Assist in the preparation of all sterile work areas and supplies needed for various stages of procurement.
    - Consults with supervisors as it relates to accepted performances of various responsibilities.
    - Adheres to established protocols set forth in the LifeLink Foundation Tissue Bank Standards and Procedures Manual.
    - Perform any other duties deemed necessary by the tissue manager or primary coordinator.


    Job Specifications:
    - Associates Degree in an Allied Science (ORT, EMT, or CST) and a minimum of two years of experience in any one of these fields, or; - Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Program or its equivalent, or; - A minimum of one year of experience in sterile tissue recovery. - Current State Driver License with good driving record.


    Job performance and responsibilities require:
    - Ability to stand for ninety percent of the work time.
    - Interpersonal skills to interact with fellow staff members, hospital staff, coordinators, supervisors and management.
    - Visual acuity and moral dexterity necessary to prepare tissue for clinical use and procure tissue in an aseptic manner.
    - Respond to calls within 15 minutes or the primary coordinator will move to the next per diem employee.
    - Arrive at the office or location instructed within one hour of their being activated or within the timeframe established according logistics.
    - Appropriately attire for travel to a hospital (if necessary).
    - Available to work any time primarily during weekdays (Mondays to Fridays).


    REPORTS TO:
    Director, Tissue Recovery Services


    HOW TO APPLY:
    LifeLink Web Page: www.lifelinkfound.org
    Send Resume to: jobspr@lifelinkfound.org
    Fax: 787-620-5448


    CLOSING DATE:
    May 15, 2016

  • Tissue Recovery Coordinator
    Publicado en: Abril 22, 2016
  • Tissue Recovery Coordinator
    Publicado en: Abril 22, 2016
    Participates in and help facilitate all activities related to tissue recovery, including receiving and screening referrals, technical recovery and post recovery activities. Must comply with Foundation and LifeLink Tissue Bank policies and protocols, AATB standards and FDA regulations regarding recovery of tissue for transplant.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Supervise per diem recovery staff during cases and ensure tissue recovery is performed following Tissue Bank policies and procedures.
    - Perform aseptic recovery of human tissue for transplantation, and complete and review documentation.
    - Follow established protocols set forth in LifeLink Tissue Bank’s Policies and Procedures.
    - Responsible for procurement logistics, including per diem staff availability, transportation arrangements and tissue suite conditions.
    - Participate in the ongoing training of all tissue recovery personnel.
    - Inspect and monitor equipment, supplies and instrumentation being used for recovery.
    - Participate and collaborate in the development of standards and procedures.
    - Attend continuing education meetings/courses and disseminate information to recovery staff.
    - Participate in department QA Program activities as directed.
    - Oversight of Tissue Room and Prep Area conditions.
    - Provide written reports of tissue or prep room deficiencies with plan to repair.
    - Ensure the appropriate receipt, documentation and verification of supplies and reagents utilized in tissue recovery.
    - Performs rounds in the Medical Examiner’s office and ASEM.
    - Complete documentation and coding of referrals in iTransplant.
    - Communicates any hospital development, Medical Examiner, funeral home and/or other referral facility concerns or feedback to the appropriate divisional department via the Tissue management staff.

    Job Specifications:
    Degree in OR Technician or Surgical Technician, and a minimum of two years of experience in any one of these fields. Certification as a tissue bank specialist (CTBS) or ability and intent to sit for CTBS certification within one year of employment. Thorough knowledge and comprehension, and a minimum of one year of experience in aseptic technique. Proven interpersonal skills with all levels of personnel. Availability to participate in a 24/7 call rotation schedule. Analytical and mental ability to interpret serological, microbiological, virological, histological and all other pertinent tests required for the determination of suitability as it relates to a potential bone and tissue donor. Ability to stand for ninety percent of the work time. Visual acuity and manual dexterity necessary to prepare tissue for clinical use and procure tissue in an aseptic manner. Physical ability to lift, carry and/or move equipment varying in weight from one to two hundred and fifty pounds. Fully bilingual (English/Spanish) written and verbal. Current valid Puerto Rico driver’s license with proven good driving record.


    Reports to:
    Director, Tissue Recovery Services


    How To Apply:
    LifeLink Web Page: www.lifelinkfound.org
    Send Resume to: jobspr@lifelinkfound.org
    Fax: 787-620-5448


    CLOSING DATE:
    May 15, 2016