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Working at Donor Network of Arizona (DNA) is more than organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. We work in the field of generosity, facilitating the selfless gifts of organ, eye and tissue donation to save and heal lives.

DNA employees use their unique talents to make the most of every situation, every opportunity and every donation. Each position at DNA plays an important role in the donation process while honoring the legacy of donors and celebrating the renewed health of recipients.

We are looking for dedicated individuals, excited to be a part of our passionate, positive, eager culture.

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We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Donor Support Coordinator-Referral & Donor Screening Services Department:

As a Donor Support Coordinator you must possess a strong desire to help others and be comfortable working with families over the phone at their most devastating time of loss. Our ideal candidate is someone who thrives in working as part of a team of professionals dedicated to on-going learning with one another in a collaborative style. Challenging work but incredibly fulfilling for an individual seeking purpose-driven and life changing work. Because of the nature of the work, this person must be open minded, humble and willing to engage in meaningful conversations.

As a Donor Support Coordinator

  • Speaking with family about the gift of donation immediately after the loss of a loved one
    • Obtains and verifies the legal consent for donation
    • Obtain and document medical and social history from family members
  • Overall case coordination including
    • Clinically screen patient with hospital nursing staff
    • Coordinate with medical examiners investigators
    • Medical Record Review
    • Determine types of tissues suitable for donation
    • Coordinate funeral arrangements with family
    • Coordinate donor transportation
    • Dispatch and coordinate clinician teams throughout the state for tissue recovery
    • Coordination with organ recovery teams
  • Training is extensive and thorough and support is provided every step of the way
  • Highly specialized role
  • Trainees will be paired with experienced coordinators
  • Helping families cope with grief and the mourning following the death of a loved one

You will enjoy a great 12-hour work schedule with a two week rotation with every other weekend off averaging 14 days worked each month. This is a 24/7 operation with shifts based on seniority. Night, evening and weekend shift differential from $1-3 per hour.

Our Core values support our vision, shape our culture, and reflect who we are. Through Positive Energy, Passion and Eagerness we:

  • Respects, supports and encourages others
  • Demonstrates a “can-do” attitude
  • Seeks solutions and offers suggestions for improvement
  • Demonstrates pride and enthusiasm for our mission and takes ownership for one’s actions
  • Makes the most of every opportunity

Skills & Requirements

  • High School diploma or Bachelor’s degree: Science Degree, Biology degree desired
  • Clinical experience a plus
  • Bi-Lingual fluency preferred but not required

Hispanic Health Educator-Public Education Department:

* This position is a temporary full-time position through late August of 2017.

The purpose of this position is to provide administrative and daily support for the three-year HRSA Grant, “Maximizing donor registrations among Hispanics: A positive psychology approach.”

This position will be working with the Hispanic community to assess organ donation attitudes and registration rates in a health clinic setting. The Hispanic Health Educator will engage patients to participate in watching a two-minute video and completing a digital survey via a company iPad, and the educator will provide weekly updates to supervisors. An ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, proactive and a relationship builder.

Skills:

  • Team player with Core Values and passion for our mission
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong personal and professional ethic
  • Professional appearance and effective communication skills
  • Analyze and assess situations and create solutions to problems
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Highly organized and can perform responsibilities in a professional manner.

Requirements:

  • High School Education
  • Min. Experience 0-6 months
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Bi-lingual fluent in Spanish-speaking, reading and writing in Spanish, excellent.

Tissue Recovery Technician I-Tissue Services Department:

As a Tissue Recovery Technician you will be assisting the Lead Tissue Recovery Technician and other team members with donor activity.  The Tissue Recovery Technician shall perform tissue recovery procedures according to protocol, perform blood sample collections as requested, and maintain a clean, safe operating room environment.  The TRT shall also perform other duties such as prep, pack, restore and assist as requested.

Current position needs are:

  • Ability to work 8 hour shifts 5 days a week. No set days off
  • 4 weekend shifts required a month
  • Some out of town travel associated
  • Hourly position with potential for overtime

Skills & Requirements:​

  • Preferred education; basic college courses, H.S. Diploma required.
  • Minimum Experience 0- 6 months.  Preferred Experience; 1 – 2 Years.
  • Minimum Field of Expertise; Surgical technology background, Knowledge of biological sciences.
  • Technical work.
  • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills.
  • Driving company vehicle is required
  • Physically demanding position with the ability to lift 50-75lbs​

Organ Referral/Preservation Coordinator-Organ Services Department:

As an Organ Referral/Preservation Coordinator you may play a dual role and be responsible for maximizing the organ referral and evaluation process in collaboration with the advisor on call (AOC), organ recovery coordinator (ORC), donation and family advocate (DFA), hospital staff, physicians, and medical director as needed.

The ORPC  is responsible for responding to heart beating ventilated referrals, assessing organ donor suitability, and enhancing the donation process. The ORPC  is responsible for maintaining donor records, assisting hospital development with post-donor hospital communication, providing donor family support, and communication in conjunction with donor family advocate services.

For potential organ donors, the ORPC is responsible for facilitating family approach regarding donation and obtaining informed consent, in collaboration with the ORC and DFA staff if available, as well as performing the medical and social history interview.  Also, informing the donor family of donor designation and providing support to the family to proceed with the donor’s wishes. This includes collaborating with hospital staff to determine appropriate timing for family counseling and approach.

The ORPC may also be responsible for the procurement, preservation and packaging of cadaveric organs in the operating room on heart beating and asystolic donors. Performs pre-recovery lymph node biopsies on cadaveric organ donors. Conducts machine preservation of kidneys taken from asystolic donors.

Current shift needs are:

Day and night: please specify upon applying  your availability.

Skills:

  • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills
  • Provides hospital development education, OR and/or referral response
  • Shows clinical, communication, and professional growth
  • Answer telephones
  • Input data into computer programs
  • Maintain logs
  • Maintain patient charts
  • Ability to support Donor Network’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors:  excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, dedication, personalization, commitment to our community, accountability, and ownership.

Requirements:

  • 3 ‑ 5 Years, tissue/ocular recovery
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or medical certification, Licensure/Registration, Surgical Technician, Associate’s Degree, EMT-P, LPN, RT,RN,  previous OPO experience, previous ocular or tissue recovery experience.
  • Operating room / Surgical scrub or medical field/medical terminology field
  • 2 ‑ 3 Years surgical experience
  • 1 year experience in the medical field/medical terminology or new graduate RN.
  • Shares 24-hour “on-call” responsibility on a rotating basis with other organ recovery coordinators.
  • Responds within the established timeframe to potential donor referrals.
  • Carries a functioning mobile phone while on call.
  • Is prepared on a daily basis, with all of the necessary supplies, to perform and complete organ donor cases when on call.
  • Owns or has unlimited access to a motor vehicle while on call.

Director of Information Technology :

The Director of IT will be responsible for managing all computer and related information technology.  Ensuring functional and efficient network design and topology, software applications (development and support), Internet connectivity, telecommunications technologies, planning, vendor management, and staff training. The Director is also responsible for managing and supervising the Information Technology department personnel and directing their work activities.  As a Director you are a member of DNA’s director team and must display the following:

Our Core Values:

Our Core values support our vision, shape our culture, and reflect who we are. Through Positive Energy, Passion and Eagerness we strive for the following:

  • Respects, supports and encourages others.
  • Builds and maintains positive professional working relationships by engaging in productive communication and promoting cooperation and understanding.
  • Speaks positively about co-workers in the presence of others.
  • Addresses conflict directly and respectfully with individual(s) involved, seeking appropriate guidance, if necessary, from a supervisor. Does not engage in gossip.
  • Demonstrates a “can-do” attitude
  • Anticipates and is willing to take the next steps needed to “get it done” to ensure a task is accomplished; being proactive.
  • Receptive to feedback and ideas.
  • Seeks solutions and offers suggestions for improvement
  • Demonstrates pride and enthusiasm for our mission and takes ownership for one’s actions.
  • Makes the most of every opportunity.
  • Embraces challenging opportunities
  • Demonstrates initiative; willing to take the first step
  • Engages in the culture of DNA

Skills:

  • Network design, effective administration for DNA’s three local area networks (LAN’s) and wide area networks (WAN’s) located in Phoenix and Tucson.
  • Managing, integrating and planning all software applications.
  • Organization of Databases and Statistics
  • Managing of Internet/Intranet/leased line connections
  • Training and support for all/any applications
  • Managing IT vendors and services
  • Executive level organization planning

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, related field desired.
  • Minimum IT Management Experience of 5 ‑ 6 Years
  • Prior OPO experience preferred
  • Minimum Field of Expertise of: Network administration, software applications, Internet Information systems, programming, organizational planning.

Donation & Family Advocate-Organ Recovery Services :

Donor Network of Arizona is seeking an emotionally strong, mature, genuine, compassionate, intuitive and mission driven individual to work with families at the time of their loved one’s death regarding end-of-life decisions for organ and tissue donation

As a Donation and Family Advocate, you  must possess the courage to walk into extremely challenging and uncomfortable face to face situations with the motivation to confidently explore donation with families at their most devastating time of loss. Our ideal candidate is someone who thrives in working as part of a team of professionals dedicated to on-going learning with one another in a collaborative style. Challenging work but incredibly fulfilling for an individual seeking purpose-driven and life changing work for themselves and for the families they meet. Because of the nature of the work, this person must have proven experience in managing and resolving conflict in a positive way. You must possess excellent communication and relationship-building skills.

Skills:

  • Ability to persist in situations dealing with intense emotions and families in crisis and trauma.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English-Required
  • Flexibility with unpredictable work schedule – Full time, on call 24hour shifts
  • Resilient, strong, socially intuitive, self-aware and positive attitude
  • Detail oriented, a great work ethic and likes to help people
  • Ability to communicate well with sensitivity to the context of conversations
  • Prior work experience in social work, counseling, Chaplain Work a plus

Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree and three years’ experience in counseling, crisis intervention, ministry, social work, death and dying education.
  • Master’s Degree is preferred but not required

Donor Program Associate-Donor Program Development :

As a Donor Program Associate you will provide assistance and support with hospital donor program development efforts. This will include working on special projects and events, working closely with the Donor Program Development department who are supporting hospital donation programs throughout the state. You will work in assigned hospitals to maximize the total number of donors recovered for transplant, in Arizona. Through the implementation of a development and education process you will work collaboratively with key contacts in the planning, design and maintenance of educational and quality assurance programs related to donation. Donor Network of Arizona offers competitive salary and benefits, but more importantly offers work in a field that touches lives every day as we connect the generosity of donors to those in need.

A successful candidate must exemplify the organization’s core values of passion for the mission, an abundance of positive energy and eagerness for the work.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills.
  • Computer and associated software, personal computer, good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.
  • Ability to work as a team or individually

Requirements:

  • Preferred experience includes a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in sales support, healthcare and/or education.

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