Please note that this position is a part-time appointment
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/16/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/27/2021. 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.
Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.
Previously demonstrated patient or family support experience
Working knowledge of patient relations concepts to perform essential functions efficiently and effectively
Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Master's Degree in Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Pastoral Care, or related field
Experience working with families in a healthcare setting
Experience with organ and/or tissue donation
Previous experience charting in an electronic medical record
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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