Job Opening: MORA Seeks Family Care Specialist for Tissue

July 15, 2020

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) is an innovative center of excellence that maximizes the gift of organ, eye, and tissue donation. MORA provides an excellent financial compensation package that includes great benefits. We are searching for a Family Care Specialist for Tissue.

Education and work experience

  • 2 year college degree
  • Minimum one year work experience in counseling, bereavement social work or nursing.
  • Knowledge of acceptable medical terminology
  • Excellent computer and typing skills
  • Possesses strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills demonstrated thru active listening and guidance
  • Ability to work under stressful environment dealing with intense emotions and families in crises.

General Statement (Summary of duties & responsibilities):

The Family Care Specialist is responsible for providing in-depth medical screening of potential tissue donors, obtaining appropriate authorization, providing support to donor families during the authorization process, collecting donor medical/social history, and determining donor suitability in collaboration with tissue management, recovery team leaders and tissue processors.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Evaluates potential tissue donors in accordance with regulatory standards and tissue processor medical criteria, to provide safe tissue for transplantation.
  • Presents options for donation to families and obtain authorization or support registry status.
  • Obtains a complete detailed Donor Risk Assessment.
  • Provides follow-up with donor families, as appropriate.
  • Maintains an Authorization rate consistent with the department average.
  • Ensures donor documentation in the electronic donor record is accurate and maintained in real time.
  • Communicates and provides critical medical screening information to other departments, processors and agencies, as appropriate.
  • Actively seeks information pertinent to current donation and transplantation issues.
  • Performs data entry corrections as required and notified by Quality Systems by the end of the next working shift.
  • Performs other activities as directed.

Please email your resume and cover letter to  attn.: Ava Williams by July 24, 2020.