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Please fill out the form to register as an organ and tissue donor. By registering as a donor you consent to donate your organs and tissues at the time of your death. Organs and tissues will be recovered for the purpose of transplantation, however, in the event a donated organ or tissue cannot be used for transplant, an effort will be made to use the donation for research.
September 21, 2023
Job Title: Family Care Specialist (FCS)
Company/Regional Office: Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency; Southern/Central Region
Reporting Relationship: Director of Family Services
Work Schedule: On-call schedule; business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as applicable
Exemption Status: Exempt
Emergency Status: Essential
Family Care Specialist: Summary of duties and responsibilities
The Family Care Specialist (FCS) is responsible for providing education, counseling, and support to all potential donor families in hospitals served by MORA. The FCS is responsible for initiating the process of discussing the organ donation option with the family with reasonable discretion and sensitivity to the family’s circumstances, values, or beliefs and obtaining consent if the family agrees to a donation. Information should be given to the next of kin so that a fully-informed decision concerning donation may be made. The role of the FCS is to engage support and collaborate with donor families, hospital staff, medical examiners, coroners, and funeral homes to optimize donation. The FCS is responsible for writing organ and tissue donor follow-up letters, in-person and telephone support of donor families, coordinating donor family ceremonies, coordinating support of donor families, coordinating correspondence between donor families and transplant recipients, and overseeing and coordinating in-person meetings between donor families and recipients. The FCS is responsible for communicating with funeral homes and coroners in MORA’s DSA as needed to discuss potential organ donors.
As an employee of MORA, it is important to value our commitment to our mission and vision, maintain effective communication, exhibit teamwork, respect diversity, follow policies and procedures, demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness while meeting productivity standards, observe safety and security procedures, be consistently punctual and dependable and continually demonstrate our core values.
Education and Work Experience Requirements:
Essential Job Functions:
Physical Environment/Working Conditions:
The incumbent in this position has the potential for occupational exposure through observation.
Equipment/Machinery Used: Computer, copier, telephone, pager, mobile phone, paper shredder, fax machine.
Other: The incumbent will have access to confidential material, and needs to use discretion with this information.
This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by management to perform other duties. MORA has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment. Your continued employment with MORA is by mutual consent.
Please submit cover letter and resume to Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency at firstname.lastname@example.org.