Gift of Hope is proud to serve as the federally designated not-for-profit that coordinates organ and tissue donation and provides compassionate service to families of donors in the northern three-quarters of Illinois and northwest Indiana.
Since our inception in 1986, we have coordinated donations that have saved the lives of more than 23,000 organ transplant recipients, and improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of tissue transplant recipients. As one of 58 organ procurement organizations that make up the nation’s organ donation system, we work with 183 hospitals in our donation service area.
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This position is well suited to individuals with healthcare call center experience who are compassionate and comfortable talking with families in bereavement.
Gift of Hope is dedicated to coordinating organ and tissue donation in the northern three-quarters of Illinois and NW Indiana. Our goal is to provide the highest quality service to families and hospitals as we strive to fulfill our mission of saving and enhancing the lives of as many people as possible through organ and tissue donation.
The Tissue Authorization Specialist contacts family members of potential tissue and/or eye donors to request authorization of tissue donation and to conduct medical/social history interviews.
NOTE: This is a Night Shift position (7 PM - 7 AM) with a fixed, rotating schedule that includes alternating weekends. Night shift begins after an initial training period on day shift, for approximately 3-4 months.
The following essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Compassionately provide benefits of donation to next of kin
• Update relevant internal and external stakeholders on status of active referrals
• Communicate accurate referral information with the appropriate on-call AOC
• Conduct and obtain telephone authorization from potential donor families for tissue and eye donation; complete necessary paperwork
• Conduct medical/social history interview according to protocol and complete necessary paperwork
Education and Training Required
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Experience and Skills Required
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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job
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