Please note that this position is a part-time appointment
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/20/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/29/2020. 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.
Bachelor's Degree in business, healthcare administration or related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
A minimum of two (2+) or more years of relevant experience.
Previously demonstrated patient care experience.
Working knowledge of Patient Relations concepts to perform essential functions efficiently and effectively.
Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Must be bilingual in both English & Spanish.
Ability to effectively present educational programs to medical personnel and the public.
Working with families in a healthcare setting.
Experience/ability to read/interpret medical records.
Previous experience with organ and tissue donation.
Master's Degree in Life Sciences, Social Sciences, pastoral care, counseling or psychology.
Previous work experience with organ and tissue donation
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.
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