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

The schedule is Monday-Friday 2:30pm-11pm. 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.

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.

Courier/Inventory Assistant

Job Summary

The position requires driving the delivery vehicles to and from hospitals, loading and unloading the vehicle, stocking inventory supplies for the blood bank staff, and ensuring proper inventory rotation.  Duties also include monitoring for when assigned maintenance of blood drive vehicles are needed and delivering supplies to the fixed collection sites as needed.  Logging in critical supplies for the blood bank, monitor and ordering of all inventory for the blood bank and rotating inventory according to dating and SOP requirements. 

Schedule Monday-Friday 9:30am-6pm

Education Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience:

  • Prior experience in customer service role preferred.
  • Inventory control experience preferred.
  • Driving experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have a valid and clean NYS driver’s license.

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 .

 

Facilities Assistant I (Curtwright)

This is a full time position, Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm
  
Responsibilities:
 
•Responsible for Unyts’ 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 a valid driver’s license, and a CDL License to drive a Bus
•Must have own reliable transportation.

Pheresis Specialist

Job Summary:

Medical screening, performing phlebotomy, and the care of blood donors post-phlebotomy for whole blood, double red cell, or platelet collection. May be assigned to work at Unyts fixed collection sites, on mobile collection vehicles, and at various mobile draw sites within the region. Act as a preceptor for trained/signed off blood donation modalities as needed.
 
Qualifications:
 
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Phlebotomy certificate preferred.
  • Must be an RN, LPN or have at least six (6) months experience collecting whole blood for transfusion.
  • Must have current CPR certification.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding customer service and able to communicate with diverse individuals.
  • Must be computer proficient.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think critically in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must be self-motivated and reliable.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Some travel required.

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Phlebotomy certificate preferred.

Experience:

  • Must be an RN, LPN or have at least six (6) months experience collecting whole blood for transfusion.

 

Processing Supervisor

Job Summary

Manages and directs workflow within the laboratory to ensure production goals are met utilizing production processes and resources. Adheres to all SOP and regulations. Performs reviews of test results, production records, product release, to ensure availability of products to customers.

Essential Job Functions:

1) Performs testing, validations, component processing, QC sampling as necessary including component modification, product distribution, customer service and computer functions related with those duties. Reviews the accuracy of lab results and transfers/approves them into El Dorado.

2) Supervise Medical Technologists and all Component Technicians. Works as Medical Technologist in the Quality Control Lab.

3) Participates in the selection and hiring of new staff. Conducts and oversees Med Tech staff training. Participates in competency assessment of staff. Provides input for one on ones to Laboratory Manager. Works with Laboratory Manager participating in progressive discipline of staff when necessary.

4) Prepares and or reviews work schedules (to include holiday schedules), manages workflow to ensure efficiency of operations. Approves time off and special assignment consistent with departmental need.

 

Education Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus a NYS Clinical Laboratory Scientist license required.

Experience:

  • NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist license or eligibility for Laboratory Scientist required.
  • Minimum of 6 years experience as a NYS licensed Med Tech, with a minimum of 2 years of blood bank experience including component preparation preferred.

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 Unyts’ 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

Responsibilities: Recover musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, skin and other tissues on a per diem basis under the supervision of an Eye and Tissue Recovery Technician Team Leader. Responsible for aseptic surgical tissue procurements, donor reconstruction, tissue packaging at recovery and shipping post-recovery. Must have availability to participate in 24 hour call schedule and meet all related requirements.

Requirements: Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences. Experience in the health/science field such as ophthalmic technician, funeral home director, emergency medical technician, surgical technologist or one year hospital experience in a clinical area; or one year eye bank experience; or one year experience in tissue banking. Knowledge of human anatomy is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Post Natal Recovery Technician - Part Time

This is a part time, less than 20 hours/week position in our Syracuse location.

Job Summary

Recover post natal tissue. Obtain authorization and conduct donor risk assessment interview. Responsible for suitability determination of donor, aseptic surgical tissue procurements, packaging at recovery and shipping post-recovery (if applicable).

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences preferred.
  • Experience in:
  • Healthcare/medical field, or
  • one year of hospital experience in a clinical area, or
  • one year in a child birth related field
  • Medical terminology and/or familiarity with medical diagnosis, medical record review 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.
  • 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 with the ability to think logically, manage time effectively, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must have patience and maintain focus through interruptions and emotional stress.
  • Must have professionalism to handle confidential information, and make decisions.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment strongly preferred.
  • Must be self-motivated and reliable.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • Travel required.
  • Must have flexibility to meet the demands of the schedule.

Full Time Eye and Tissue Recovery Team Lead

‚ÄčThis is a full time, exempt position at the Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank in Syracuse. The schedule for this position consists of 4, 12 hour variable call shifts per week.

Job Summary:

Manage the recovery team and all case related activities during the time of the donation.  Recover musculoskeletal, ocular, cardiovascular, skin and other tissue as required. Responsible for the medical record review and suitability determination of the donor, the aseptic surgical recovery of the tissue, packaging and shipping of tissue at recovery and post-recovery (if applicable). Responsible for the completion of all data entry into the electronic donor record, as well as all other case related paperwork.
 
Qualifications:
  • HS Diploma required.
  • Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences or related field desired.
  • Experience in:
  • 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
  • Managerial or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Anatomy and physiology required.
  • Medical terminology and/or familiarity with medical diagnosis, medical record review strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Must be able to supervise, delegate, coach and motivate staff in a collaborative team environment.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think critically in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Proficiency in data entry required.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be results oriented, and highly organized 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 emotional stress.
  • Must be self-motivated and reliable.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • Travel required.
  • Must have the availability to meet the demands of the on-call schedule.

Per Diem Tissue Recovery Technician

This position is an intrical part of Unyts 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:

  • Experience in:

  • 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