A career with ConnectLife is an opportunity to make a difference in the WNY community and in the lives of all those who have been touched by organ, eye, tissue and blood donation. We are an organization that cares, and we look for people to join our team who C.A.R.E.

Communication, Accountability, Respect and Engagement

No matter what department you work in and what position you hold, you are having a direct impact on the important Gift of Life mission. Our success is built on the dedication and compassion of our employees. ConnectLife is much more than a 9-5 job, it is an opportunity to save and enhance lives. If you are someone who values the C.A.R.E. philosophy who is looking for a rewarding career, we encourage you to explore opportunities with ConnectLife now.

Component Technician-Part Time

This position involves component preparation, component modification, blood product distribution, customer service and all computer functions related with those duties.
 
Responsibilities:
•    Prepare and separate donor blood into components as described in standard operating procedure.
•    Prepare recovered plasma for shipment.
•    Answers phone/fax orders from hospitals.
•    Consign blood products to hospitals or other consignees (plasma manufacturers, etc.) as necessary.
•    Label and validate components when testing is complete.
•    Perform all computer or manual functions necessary to document and track disposition of all components.

Schedule is flexible and part time under 20 hours per week

Qualifications:
•    High School Diploma required. 
•    Degree in biological/clinical science or experience preferred. 
•    Strong customer service skills required.
•    Must be able to work in a highly regulated, fast-paced environment.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Donor Screening Coordinator- overnights

If you have clinical experience and want to use that knowledge in a professional office setting, this is the job for you.  This position coordinates all activities related to donor referral telephone calls including taking referrals from the hospital, looking at medical history to evaluate donor potential and suitability and coordinating notification of recovery staff as appropriate. While on the phone, inputs data in the computerized data tracking system. Responsible for the management of incoming calls. Coordinates activities with funeral home directors, medical examiners, and coroners.

Experience:

  • Clinical, medical office, and phone work experience preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have medical terminology.
  • Medical chart review or familiarity with medical diagnosis preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think critically in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Excellent typing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word and data entry required.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be highly organized and analytical with the ability to think logically, manage time effectively, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must be able to remain professional in making decisions and handling confidential information.
  • Must have patience and maintain focus through interruptions and maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment strongly preferred.
  • Wiliness to learn, open to coaching and taking direction.
  • Must be reliable, punctual and self-motivated.

 

Schedule and Benefits:

  • Only 3, 12 hour shifts per week. 6:30 pm to 6:30 am., then enjoy 4 to 5 days off in a row to spend time with friends and family .

 

Eye & Tissue Recovery Technician

Per Diem

This position is an intrical part of ConnectLife's mission. Must be a proactive team player dedicated to enhancing the quality of peoples lives and contributing to ongoing transplantation research. 

Responsibilities: As a member of our procurement team, Recovery Technician work on a per diem basis and use surgical techniques to recover donated tissues. These tissues get processesd and delivered to recipients who will need them for life saving transplant procedures. You will recover musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, skin and other tissues under the supervision of an Eye and Tissue Recovery Technician Team Lead. Responsibilities also include packaging at recovery and shipping post-recovery (if applicable). 

EMT’s, Medical Assistants, LPN’s, Surgical Technicians encouraged to apply!

Requirements:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences or related field desired.
  • Must commit to a minimum of ten on call shifts in a 30 day period 

Experience:

  • Miniumum 1 year in a healthcare/medical field
  • Experience in a mortuary setting also considered relevant experience

Maintenance Technician

This is a full time position, Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm
  
Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ConnectLife’s fleet maintenance including oil and filter changes on all generators used by Unyts vehicles, washing and cleaning vehicles
  • Provides general building maintenance including performing a multitude of basic carpentry/electrical/plumbing functions 
  • Oversee the safety/security operations and coordinate all shipping/receiving functions for 90 Curtwright as well as satellite facilities on an as needed basis.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED required.  
  • Must have basic knowledge of building and vehicle maintenance. 
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel. 
  • Shipping/receiving experience a plus.  
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills required.  
  • Must have own reliable transportation.

Partner Relations Associate

Manage relationships with existing educational and community partners and blood drive sponsors across market segments within assigned region. Grow blood collections, donor registry numbers, and awareness of the mission through expansion of existing relationships. Deliver public education and programming according to Unyts standards. Ensure that superior service is provided to retain and grow the partnership with partner groups and donors.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Associates degree with 2+ years of experience in sales, marketing, business or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree with 1+ year of experience in sales, marketing, business or related field
  • Or 4+ years of combined education and experience

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have experience in customer service, sales, and building new business.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals, public speaking, and the ability to persuade others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data entry required.
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to think logically, manage time effectively, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Must be self-motivated, results oriented, and able to solve problems.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment strongly preferred.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Local Travel required.

Quality Coordinator

Job Summary: 
 
Performs quality improvement activities by working with departments to assure compliance with local, state, federal and accrediting rules and standards.   Promotes an environment of continuous quality improvement to assure that the mission and vision statements of ConnectLife are realized to the very best of the organization’s ability.
 
Qualifications:
 
  • High school degree required.
  • Associates degree in health or business field preferred. 
  • Quality assurance experience in an OPO environment, blood banking, quality/regulatory affairs, manufacturing and/or process auditing desired.  
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel required, PowerPoint preferred.
  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to manage, prioritize, and multi-task.
  • Strong reading comprehension skills required with the ability to think critically, and analyze and manage large amounts of data.
  • Experience with project management and working in a collaborative environment strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to think logically in solving problems without direct supervision.
  • Must have a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Some travel required.

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in health or business field preferred. 

Experience:

  • Quality assurance experience in an OPO environment, blood banking, quality/regulatory affairs, manufacturing and/or process auditing desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel required, PowerPoint preferred.

  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to manage, prioritize, and multi-task.

  • Strong reading comprehension skills required with the ability to think critically, and analyze and manage large amounts of data.

  • Experience with project management and working in a collaborative environment strongly preferred.

  • Must be able to think logically in solving problems without direct supervision.

  • Must have a professional appearance and demeanor.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

  • Some travel required.

Screener/ Phlebotomist

Job Summary:

The position involves medical screening of blood donors, performing phlebotomy, and the care of donors post-phlebotomy. Managing multiple donors, (2) or more at one time, and maintaining the highest level of customer service is expected. Provides appropriate handling of donor reactions. The screener/phlebotomist must be thoroughly knowledgeable in American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) standards regarding donor screening and phlebotomy. The incumbent must also know and follow written Standard Operating Procedures and current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs). Donor collections personnel may work at ConnectLife’s fixed sites, on the mobile vehicles, and at various mass draw sites within the region.

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required.

Experience:

  • Previous experience in a medically related field preferred.
  • Certification in phlebotomy or experience working as a phlebotomist required.
  • Prior customer service experience preferred.

Eye & Tissue Recovery Technician

Per Diem

This position is an intrical part of ConnectLife's mission. Must be a proactive team player dedicated to enhancing the quality of peoples lives and contributing to ongoing transplantation research. 

Responsibilities: As a member of our procurement team, Recovery Technician work on a per diem basis and use surgical techniques to recover donated tissues. These tissues get processesd and delivered to recipients who will need them for life saving transplant procedures. You will recover musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, skin and other tissues under the supervision of an Eye and Tissue Recovery Technician Team Lead. Responsibilities also include packaging at recovery and shipping post-recovery (if applicable). 

EMT’s, Medical Assistants, LPN’s, Surgical Technicians encouraged to apply!

Requirements:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences or related field desired.
  • Must commit to a minimum of ten on call shifts in a 30 day period 

Experience:

  • Miniumum 1 year in a healthcare/medical field
  • Experience in a mortuary setting also considered relevant experience

Per Diem Tissue Recovery Technician

This position is an intrical part of ConnectLife mission. Must be a proactive team player dedicated to enhancing the quality of peoples lives.

Job Description: Recover musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, skin and other tissues on a per diem basis under the supervision of a Tissue Recovery Team Lead. Responsible for aseptic surgical tissue procurements, packaging at recovery and shipping post-recovery (if applicable)

Requirements: 

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences or related field desired.

Experience:

  • Healthcare/medical field, or
  • one year of hospital experience in a clinical area, or
  • one year eye banking experience, or
  • one year tissue banking experience