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Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) is an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care responsible for the coordination of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Ontario. Our mandate includes increasing public awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation, education of health care professionals, and ensuring a safe and effective donation and transplant system in Ontario. Working collaboratively with our stakeholders and fostering organizational and individual growth, we value honesty, trust, respect and compassion.

Candidates are invited to forward a resume and cover letter. Using Microsoft Word format, clearly indicate the job reference number in the subject line and send to: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

Alternatively, resumes and cover letters may be mailed to the following address:

Human Resources
Trillium Gift of Life Network
522 University Avenue
Suite 900
Toronto, ON M5G 1W7

 

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

TGLN is seeking a seasoned professional Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator (OTDC) with a history of excellence in clinical practice who thrives on making a difference. The incumbent will report directly to the Manager, Hospital Programs.This exciting opportunity will allow you to guide each step of the donation process including donor identification through referral indicators, donor suitability assessment, declaration, approach and consent with families, to the medical donor management optimizing organ yield for recipient transplantation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical/medical management of the potential donor in a manner consistent with established guidelines, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process.
  • Establishes collaborative approach plans with health care providers (HCP) to enable every potential donor's family has the opportunity to donate lifesaving organs and tissues for transplantation.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication with the health care team as required and provides regular updates on the donation process as desired by the donor family.
  • Supports the health care team by requesting resources for tests or procedures required to determine medical suitability as requested by the transplant team.
  • Recovers past medical history from multiple sources, Health Records, Family Doctor, previous admissions to other hospital sites as part of the extensive assessment for exceptional distribution release of organs for transplantation.
  • Negotiates OR resources to support the donor organ recovery surgery.
  • Identifies issues for follow-up and quality control and adherence to Health Canada directives, ensuring the safety of the organ and tissue supply.
  • Work 10 hour shifts, including on-call shifts with travel within GTA and the surrounding area.
  • Participation in a 24-hour call rotation.
  • Performs other duties consistent with role profile, as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Nursing Diploma and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master’s level preparation an asset.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Minimum four (4) years critical care and/or relevant organ and tissue donation experience an asset.
  • Compassionate, dedicated; demonstrates professional leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed and able to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to spiritual, cultural and other relevant contexts of care.
  • Formal and informal educational programming experience is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work collaboratively with both clinical and non-clinical stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

To Apply:

Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-38 by Fax: 416-214-7807 or E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca by March 3, 2017.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is currently seeking a highly motivated Clinical Director, responsible for the 24/7 call centre supporting organ donation and allocation. Reporting to the Vice President, Clinical Donation Services and working with TGLN Hospital Programs, the incumbent shall be responsible for planning and managing the work associated with the coordination of potential organ donors from referral through to medical testing and screening, donation case management, allocation to hospital transplant programs and coordination of recovery services. The incumbent also works with TGLN Transplant Program and Provincial Organ Working Groups to develop and implement organ allocation algorithms and identify and implement best practice with respect to optimizing organ yield.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the setting of program/service priorities that align with the organizations corporate priorities and business plans.
  • Maximize the volume of organ donors and organ yield through the identification, implementation and monitoring of strategies and tactics to achieve targeted volumes.
  • Set priorities for operating and capital resources; develop budget and/or business cases to support these priorities.
  • Act as Value Stream Leader for the organ donation, allocation and recovery process, ensuring operational efficiencies and stakeholder satisfaction through effective monitoring of resource utilization and action as required.
  • Lead the investigation and implementation of best practices and innovative systems/processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of services.
  • Support the development, design and implementation of organ allocation changes as a business lead in collaboration with the TGLN Transplant Program and IT application development services.
  • Set the environment that enables the program/service to meet/exceed evidence-based practice standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in donation and transplant system networks and other professional groups to advance the provision of services.
  • Develop partnerships and structures to support the continuum of services.
  • Work with stakeholders to monitor system level performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Support internal and external research initiatives.
  • Share the expertise of TGLN with organ donation partners and other service providers.
  • Foster a collaborative work environment where the team contributes to the success of the organ donation program and the overall organization.
  • Model a leadership style that is flexible, responsible and appropriate to the circumstances ensuring employees, colleagues and stakeholders are informed, involved and heard in an environment of mutual respect.
  • Participate in Manager-On-Call duties (24 hour on call, 7 days per month along with other Managers/Directors); conduct huddles on active cases to provide guidance and oversight, critical decision making including donor management, manage stakeholder requirements, engaging Hospital Donation Support Physician (DSP) and Administrator on Call (AOC) as required.
  • Limited travel required within the province of Ontario, including infrequent travel within other provinces or states.
  • Performs other duties consistent with role profile, as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Master’s degree with a minimum five (5) years of management experience or a combination of equivalent experience and education.
  • A degree in nursing with a background in critical care or related health care field and current registration with the relevant professional college in Ontario.
  • Experienced health care professional with a background in critical care and/or organ donation.
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates a capability to recommend strategic direction and develop programs.
  • Expertise in effectively prioritizing and executing tasks in a high pressure environment.
  • Demonstrated influencing, negotiating and counselling skills.
  • Exceptional written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Highly developed time management skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Ontario’s health care system, hospital healthcare delivery practices, and related regulations.
  • Computer usage skills, word processing and electronic forms usage are required in addition to utilizing software applications.

To Apply:

Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-25 by Fax: 416-214-7807 or E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca by February 24, 2017.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is currently seeking highly motivated, experienced Quality Specialist - Tissue, reporting to the Director, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement. This role will develop audit tools, audit clinical chart records at Ontario transplant programs, evaluate the findings and report to the Transplant management group.  The Quality Specialist - Tissue position provides leadership and works directly with the TGLN Transplant Team and the Ontario transplant centers in the monitoring of quality initiatives, standardization of care practices and performance data collection.

The Quality Specialist - Tissue supports and promotes quality compliance across the organization.  The incumbent provides training, coaching, direction and problem-solving to designated quality department staff and to tissue staff and tissue management regarding the areas of quality compliance and improvement.  In addition, this role performs, audits, incident investigations/ reviews, AATB and Health Canada compliance and follow-up and assisting with quality improvement initiatives.  The Quality Specialist- Tissue is a subject matter expert in supporting the tissue quality agenda at TGLN.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the Director Quality, the tissue management team and the education department to develop training materials for any or all of the following topics, which focus on:
    • quality documentation processes for tissue
    • tissue chart auditing processes
    • tissue donation / recovery processes
    • AATB / Health Canada compliance requirements for tissue
  • Develops the audit checklists, schedules the audits and conducts the required audits, in collaboration with the Director Quality.   Measures compliance of any quality/clinical processes to Health Canada and AATB Standards and makes recommendations for improvement to the Lead Auditor. Has an in-depth knowledge of the quality audit process, according to formal standards, such as ISO 9001 or AATB.
  • Prepares, organizes and conducts external audits of tissue processes by external tissue banks, Health Canada and AATB.  Liaises with external tissue banks to facilitate / manage an efficient review of TGLN processes.
  • Researches, drafts / facilitates the development and implementation of new and revised quality and clinical, controlled documentation, in collaboration with clinical / quality management and staff.
  • Responds to incidents, complaints and major non-conformances. Performs corrective and preventive action investigations to determine problem root causes, develop potential solutions and verify implemented recommendations.  Interfaces with both clinical / quality staff and management to perform each phase of this process.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement, advises the Director Quality and pertinent clinical management and leads/participates in the resolution of both clinical and operational process-related problems.   Uses already honed “Plan Do, Check, and Act” skills to investigate the problem root causes, propose recommendations, facilitate in the recommendation implementation and verify the outcome for compliance.  Engages quality staff, clinical staff and clinical management in the improvement methodology and provides status update communications with the staff and management stakeholders.
  • Leads the investigation of tissue incident investigations.  The investigation methodology includes conducting of a kick-off meeting, determining any containment measures required, data gathering, recommendation development and implementation of approved solutions.  This methodology may be conducted by the Specialist him/herself or through an investigation team which the Specialist leads.
  • Responds to daily / weekly queries from staff and management on chart auditing, process documentation, AATB requirements and Health Canada requirements.  The Quality Specialist-Tissue is the subject matter expert for both tissue / quality staff and tissue management to obtain answers to tissue quality – related matters.
  • Reviews processes on an on-going basis to identify any areas of quality improvement and assists the tissue management in getting problem areas resolved.
  • Develops recommendations with a combination of staff, peers and clinical management and supports follow-up/implementation of recommendations arising from incident reviews.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree in a health-related discipline or a combination of equivalent education and experience as a health professional.
  • Minimum five (5) years of quality experience in the areas of documentation, internal auditing, incident investigations, performance metrics or a combination of equivalent experience and education.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of work experience in a clinical capacity and/or healthcare environment, including tissue donation experience preferred (CTBS certification preferred).
  • CQA (Quality Auditor Certified) and/or ISO 9001 certified Lead Auditor designation preferred.
  • Experience conducting improvement projects preferred.
  • Project management experience of improvement projects, investigations preferred.
  • Understanding of the tissue donation / assessment processes preferred.
  • Familiarity with AATB and Health Canada regulations and the tissue bank environment preferred.
  • Ability to guide/coach staff, provide training and direction and help in trouble-shooting daily problems.
  • General computer usage skills; word processing and electronic forms usage are required in addition to utilizing TGLN software applications.
  • Understanding of statistics and the use of statistical software.

Location:

TGLN’s main office is located in downtown Toronto. Please note that this position requires travel between the Transplant Centers and TGLN’s head office in Toronto.  The time will be divided between the transplant centers and TGLN as required.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.  Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2016-32, by fax: 416-214-7807 or e-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for this position will be contacted.

TGLN is currently seeking a highly motivated Chart Reviewer.  Reporting directly to the Director, Clinical Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, the position shall provide a diverse range of auditing, analysis, improvement and compliance services related to the organ and tissue donation processes.  The Chart Reviewer is responsible for continuously auditing, analyzing and monitoring all regulated organ and tissue donation and related documentation to both ensure compliance with Health Canada/CSA regulations, to identify chart trends and develop process improvements.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Uses established TGLN quality tools, such as the Donor Chart Audit Tool, performs organ and tissue medical chart audits to ensure charts meet Health Canada regulations.
  • Reviews charts to ensure TGLN standards have been met and internal documentation was completed.
  • Provides feedback to staff regarding any identified issues, and collaborates with staff to resolve/confirm/correct the issues through education/clarification of standards.
  • Communicates changes to affected stakeholders in the event of any chart corrections/changes, ensuring any changes to documents are understood and provides additional follow-up with individuals as required; determines if follow up should be escalated to Director, Quality Assurance & Improvement by assessing risk/nature of change.
  • Reviews donor charts for trends, gathers statistics and generates reports using graphical tools.
  • Presents findings from the chart audits to the Quality team/ clinical managers as appropriate for follow-up actions.
  • Participates in improvement projects that results in chart auditing and chart analysis processes conducted; may work independently or as part of a team to resolve process problems or implement process improvements or provide additional data as required.
  • Completes internal and external performance audits including:  lab reviews, organ recovery group & TGLN head office; using established quality measurement tools (audit checklist) and as determined by Director, Quality Assurance & Improvement and Quality Engineer.
  • Develops communication materials to present to staff on a range of topics related to quality.
  • Supports the investigation, reporting and follow up of critical incidents and adverse reactions as per internal and/or Health Canada requirements.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree in health sciences or related field, or a Diploma in medical office administration and records and related medical chart work experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a health care related field or a combination of equivalent experience and education.
  • Demonstrated expertise and understanding of medical charts and terminology.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing and explain clinical process requirements to clinical staff.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and application of the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) methodology is an asset.
  • Experience using statistical analysis.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 based quality systems/process and/or quality documentation management; with preference for lead auditor knowledge in quality systems.
  • General computer usage skills; word processing and electronic forms usage are required in addition to utilizing TGLN software applications.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network, referencing competition #2016-33 at Fax: 416-214-7807, E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for this position will be contacted.

TGLN is seeking a seasoned professional Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator - Clinical Responder (OTDC-CR). This is a part-time position working approximately 2 days a week. Reporting directly to the Manager, Hospital Programs, the OTDC-CR guides each step of the donation process once dispatched, including donor suitability assessment, declaration, approach and consent with families, to the medical donor management optimizing organ yield for recipient transplantation.  This exciting position at TGLN provides an opportunity to enhance lives through the opportunities of organ donation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides on-site or remote support to health care professionals and families throughout the donation process.
  • Conducts clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical management of the potential donor, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process.
  • Establishes collaborative approach plans with health care providers (HCP) to enable every potential donor's family the opportunity to donate lifesaving organs and tissues for transplantation.
  • Works with health care team to medically manage the donor in a manner consistent with established guidelines to optimize organ function.
  • Recovers past medical history from multiple sources, Health Records, Family Doctor, previous admissions to other hospital sites as part of the extensive assessment for exceptional distribution release of organs for transplantation.
  • Liaise with the Clinical Services Coordinator (CSC) in the Provincial Resource Centre (PRC) to optimize the efficiency of individual organ and tissue evaluation and placement, as well the coordination of necessary surgical recovery services.
  • Supports the health care team by requesting resources for tests or procedures required to determine medical suitability as requested by the transplant team.
  • Maintains accuracy, completeness and consistency of proper documentation of case management actions throughout the process consistent with Health Canada Guidelines.
  • Responsible for consent discussion in-person or via telephone.
  • Travel as required for on-site donation support during required shift hours including weekends and statutory holidays as per schedule needs. Flexible changing shift times may be required to meet clinical needs of regions for donation.
  • Participation in on call shifts as per schedule requirements.
  • Performs other duties consistent with role profile, as required.
  • Ability to travel within the donor catchment area.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Nursing Diploma and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Minimum three (3) years critical care and/or relevant organ and tissue donation experience an asset
  • Compassionate, dedicated; professional leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed and able to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Sensitive to spiritual, cultural and other relevant contexts of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work collaboratively with clinical stakeholders.
  • Excellent demonstrated communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-17 by E-mail:human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca or Fax: 416-214-7807 by February 27, 2017.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is seeking seasoned professionals Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator - Clinical Responder (OTDC-CR). This is a part-time position working approximately 2 days a week. Reporting directly to the Manager, Hospital Programs, the OTDC-CR guides each step of the donation process once dispatched, including donor suitability assessment, declaration, approach and consent with families, to the medical donor management optimizing organ yield for recipient transplantation. This exciting position at TGLN provides and opportunity to enhance lives through the opportunities of organ donation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides on-site or remote support to health care professionals and families throughout the donation process.
  • Conducts clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical management of the potential donor, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process.
  • Establishes collaborative approach plans with health care providers (HCP) to enable every potential donor's family the opportunity to donate lifesaving organs and tissues for transplantation.
  • Works with health care team to medically manage the donor in a manner consistent with established guidelines to optimize organ function.
  • Recovers past medical history from multiple sources, Health Records, Family Doctor, previous admissions to other hospital sites as part of the extensive assessment for exceptional distribution release of organs for transplantation.
  • Liaise with the Clinical Services Coordinator (CSC) in the Provincial Resource Centre (PRC) to optimize the efficiency of individual organ and tissue evaluation and placement, as well the coordination of necessary surgical recovery services.
  • Supports the health care team by requesting resources for tests or procedures required to determine medical suitability as requested by the transplant team.
  • Maintains accuracy, completeness and consistency of proper documentation of case management actions throughout the process consistent with Health Canada Guidelines.
  • Responsible for consent discussion in-person or via telephone.
  • Travel as required for on-site donation support during required shift hours including weekends and statutory holidays as per schedule needs. Flexibility with changing shift times may be required to meet clinical needs of regions for donation.
  • Participation in on call shifts as per schedule requirements
  • Performs other duties consistent with role profile, as required.
  • Ability to travel within the donor catchment area.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Nursing Diploma and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Minimum three (3) years critical care and/or relevant organ and tissue donation experience an asset.
  • Compassionate, dedicated; professional leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed and able to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Sensitive to spiritual, cultural and other relevant contexts of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work collaboratively with clinical stakeholders.
  • Excellent demonstrated communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

To Apply:

Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-16 by E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca or by Fax: 416-214-7807 by February 23, 2017.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is currently seeking a highly motivated Tissue Coordinator (TC). Reporting to the Director, Tissue, the incumbent shall provide professional services related to tissue donation in a manner consistent with the mission and values of TGLN. The Tissue Coordinator completes processes for donor screening, approaches families for consent to donate, secures acceptance of tissues by various tissue banks, coordinates recovery activities, and conducts family follow up post-donation for consented non-recovered tissues.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responds to calls from referring hospitals received in the Provincial Resource Centre, conducts a preliminary assessment of the patient’s history and identifies all relevant donation options.
  • Provides consultation services as an expert in matters relating to tissue donation.
  • Assesses expert consultation regarding tissue suitability or other medical issues as appropriate.
  • Provides complete information to the tissue bank(s) concerning donor and tissue suitability for placement of tissues. The information is provided in a manner that complies with existing privacy legislation and TGLN confidentiality policies.
  • Timely completion of the medical-social questionnaire, usually at time of donation, occasionally at a pre-arranged date and time to minimize missed opportunities.
  • Liaises continuously with on-site personnel (i.e. OTDC, health-care professionals and recovery staff) at referring hospital to complete risk assessment, screening, testing and evaluation of individual tissue suitability after consent.
  • Works with the coroner’s office to facilitate tissue donation and escalates cases to Regional Supervising Coroner on a case by case basis.
  • Obtains temporary surgical privileges for tissue recovery personnel, when necessary, in accordance with the policies of the referring hospital, ensuring compliance with the credentialing process is in place at the time.
  • Coordinates timing and confirmation of recovery facility (OR) availability and arrival of tissue recovery teams.
  • Conveys all relevant information regarding the donor to the appropriate tissue recovery personnel and relevant Tissue Bank.
  • Ensures relevant hospital department(s) are contacted following tissue recovery for timely transport of body to funeral home.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree or college diploma in health sciences, biological sciences, another degree related to the primary work of the position (i.e. psychology), or a recognized equivalent major is required.
  • Certification in eye or tissue banking (Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) / Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS), blood banking, as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) or paramedic is an asset.
  • Minimum of three (3) years working experience in organ and tissue donation, health sciences or health care environment, tissue recovery and processing is preferred.
  • Experience in a healthcare setting or working with patients and their families at times of crisis is preferred.
  • Demonstrated motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of biological and health sciences as well as quality assurance standards is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and protect patient confidentiality at all times, demonstrating use of discretion and sound judgment.

Training: Extensive training on tissue donation will be provided.

Location: This position is located in our 24/7 call centre in downtown Toronto.

To Apply:

Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-13 by Fax: 416-214-7807 or E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca by February 8, 2017.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is seeking a seasoned professional Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator (OTDC) with a history of excellence in clinical practice who thrives on making a difference. The incumbent will report directly to the Manager, Hospital Programs.This exciting opportunity will allow you to guide each step of the donation process including donor identification through referral indicators, donor suitability assessment, declaration, approach and consent with families, to the medical donor management optimizing organ yield for recipient transplantation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical/medical management of the potential donor in a manner consistent with established guidelines, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process.
  • Establishes collaborative approach plans with health care providers (HCP) to enable every potential donor's family has the opportunity to donate lifesaving organs and tissues for transplantation.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication with the health care team as required and provides regular updates on the donation process as desired by the donor family.
  • Supports the health care team by requesting resources for tests or procedures required to determine medical suitability as requested by the transplant team.
  • Recovers past medical history from multiple sources, Health Records, Family Doctor, previous admissions to other hospital sites as part of the extensive assessment for exceptional distribution release of organs for transplantation.
  • Negotiates OR resources to support the donor organ recovery surgery.
  • Identifies issues for follow-up and quality control and adherence to Health Canada directives, ensuring the safety of the organ and tissue supply.
  • Work a variety of shifts, including on-call shifts with travel within Near North and the surrounding area.
  • Participation in a 24-hour call rotation.
  • Performs other duties consistent with role profile, as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Nursing Diploma and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master’s level preparation an asset.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Minimum four (4) years critical care and/or relevant organ and tissue donation experience an asset.
  • Compassionate, dedicated; demonstrates professional leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed and able to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to spiritual, cultural and other relevant contexts of care.
  • Formal and informal educational programming experience is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work collaboratively with both clinical and non-clinical stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-18 by Fax: 416-214-7807 or E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is seeking a seasoned professional Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator (OTDC) with a history of excellence in clinical practice who thrives on making a difference. The incumbent will report directly to the Manager, Hospital Programs.This exciting opportunity will allow you to guide each step of the donation process including donor identification through referral indicators, donor suitability assessment, declaration, approach and consent with families, to the medical donor management optimizing organ yield for recipient transplantation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical/medical management of the potential donor in a manner consistent with established guidelines, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process.
  • Establishes collaborative approach plans with health care providers (HCP) to enable every potential donor's family has the opportunity to donate lifesaving organs and tissues for transplantation.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication with the health care team as required and provides regular updates on the donation process as desired by the donor family.
  • Supports the health care team by requesting resources for tests or procedures required to determine medical suitability as requested by the transplant team.
  • Recovers past medical history from multiple sources, Health Records, Family Doctor, previous admissions to other hospital sites as part of the extensive assessment for exceptional distribution release of organs for transplantation.
  • Negotiates OR resources to support the donor organ recovery surgery.
  • Identifies issues for follow-up and quality control and adherence to Health Canada directives, ensuring the safety of the organ and tissue supply.
  • Work a variety of shifts, including on-call shifts with travel within GTA and the surrounding area.
  • Participation in a 24-hour call rotation.
  • Performs other duties consistent with role profile, as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Nursing Diploma and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master’s level preparation an asset.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Minimum four (4) years critical care and/or relevant organ and tissue donation experience an asset.
  • Compassionate, dedicated; demonstrates professional leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed and able to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to spiritual, cultural and other relevant contexts of care.
  • Formal and informal educational programming experience is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work collaboratively with both clinical and non-clinical stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-02 by Fax: 416-214-7807 or E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca. Please state salary expectations in cover letter.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is seeking a seasoned professional Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator (OTDC) with a history of excellence in clinical practice who thrives on making a difference. The incumbent will report directly to the Manager, Hospital Programs.This exciting opportunity will allow you to guide each step of the donation process including donor identification through referral indicators, donor suitability assessment, declaration, approach and consent with families, to the medical donor management optimizing organ yield for recipient transplantation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical/medical management of the potential donor in a manner consistent with established guidelines, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process.
  • Establishes collaborative approach plans with health care providers (HCP) to enable every potential donor's family has the opportunity to donate lifesaving organs and tissues for transplantation.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication with the health care team as required and provides regular updates on the donation process as desired by the donor family.
  • Supports the health care team by requesting resources for tests or procedures required to determine medical suitability as requested by the transplant team.
  • Recovers past medical history from multiple sources, Health Records, Family Doctor, previous admissions to other hospital sites as part of the extensive assessment for exceptional distribution release of organs for transplantation.
  • Negotiates OR resources to support the donor organ recovery surgery.
  • Identifies issues for follow-up and quality control and adherence to Health Canada directives, ensuring the safety of the organ and tissue supply.
  • Work a variety of shifts, including on-call shifts with travel within Kingston and the surrounding area.
  • Participation in a 24-hour call rotation.
  • Performs other duties consistent with role profile, as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Nursing Diploma and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master’s level preparation an asset.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Minimum four (4) years critical care and/or relevant organ and tissue donation experience an asset.
  • Compassionate, dedicated; demonstrates professional leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed and able to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to spiritual, cultural and other relevant contexts of care.
  • Formal and informal educational programming experience is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work collaboratively with both clinical and non-clinical stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-03 by Fax: 416-214-7807 or E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca. Please state salary expectations in cover letter.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is currently seeking a Tissue Recovery Coordinator (TRC) for the GTA region. Reporting directly to the Manager, Provincial Resource Centre – Tissue, this position shall be responsible for providing professional services in a manner that is consistent with the mission and values of TGLN. The Tissue Recovery Coordinator is passionate about tissue and organ donation and is dedicated to achieving optimal outcomes in the donation process through effective collaboration with the health care team, donation coordinators and surgical recovery teams in the field.

This position is based out of the Provincial Resource Centre downtown Toronto and involves travel throughout the GTA for surgical recovery of eyes. The Tissue Recovery Coordinator role offers the opportunity to develop expertise in the surgical recovery phase of the tissue donation process. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs the surgical recovery of eye tissue (in-situ and whole globe) from deceased individuals, packages and transports tissues in accordance with TGLN and Health Canada standards using aseptic technique.
  • Coordinates the tissue recovery process, which includes assessing the medical suitability of potential tissue donors in collaboration with members of the TGLN team.
  • Performs the screening, evaluation, packaging and transportation of human tissue in accordance with TGLN standards.
  • Performs technical duties in support of the recovery such as medical chart review, blood draw and physical examination of the deceased, prepares related supplies, equipment and surgical equipment, as well as other technical responsibilities.
  • Works closely with TGLN’s Provincial Resource Centre and local healthcare professionals throughout the process with respect to required information and support.  
  • Ensures that all documentation is recorded accurately and completely. Reviews documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with established processes.
  • Conducts timely transportation and delivery of tissues and blood samples to designated destinations.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies.
  • Assists with projects, and development of processes and documentation.
  • Performs quality control functions related to the role.
  • Performs other duties consistent with the role, as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree or college diploma in health sciences, nursing (RPN), biological sciences or a recognized equivalent is required.
  • In depth knowledge of biological and health sciences as well as quality assurance and aseptic technique is preferred.    
  • Working experience in a health sciences environment specifically in organ and tissue donation, tissue recovery and processing, or clinical laboratory medical setting is preferred.
  • Certification in eye or tissue banking, blood banking or laboratory technology is an asset.
  • Ability to maintain and protect patient confidentiality at all times demonstrating use of discretion and sound judgment.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle the physical and emotional demands of the position.
  • Good hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and surgical conscience are required.
  • Strong command of the English language is essential coupled with superior written and oral communication skills as the incumbent must be able to clearly convey information in person, over the telephone and in documentation.
  • Professional and service oriented attitude that demonstrates tact and diplomacy.
  • Effective problem solving skills are essential with the ability to work effectively with all stakeholders involved in the donation process.
  • A valid class G driver's license without restrictions and reliable vehicle is required.
  • Ability to work a variety of 12 hour shifts is required.
  • Ability to travel throughout the GTA on each shift as needed is required.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #TRC-CH-CP at 522 University Avenue, Suite 900, Toronto ON M5G 1W7. Fax: 416-214-7807. E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca. Please state salary expectations in cover letter.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is currently seeking a Tissue Recovery Coordinator (TRC) for the Southwest region.  Reporting directly to the Manager, Provincial Resource Centre – Tissue, this position shall be responsible for providing professional services in a manner that is consistent with the mission and values of TGLN.  The Tissue Recovery Coordinator is passionate about tissue and organ donation and is dedicated to achieving optimal outcomes in the donation process through effective collaboration with the health care team, donation coordinators and surgical recovery teams in the field. 

This position involves travel throughout the Southwest region for the surgical recovery of eyes. The Tissue Recovery Coordinator role offers the opportunity to develop expertise in the surgical recovery phase of the tissue donation process.  Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs the surgical recovery of eye tissue (in-situ and whole globe) from deceased individuals, packages and transports tissues in accordance with TGLN and Health Canada standards using aseptic technique.
  • Coordinates the tissue recovery process, which includes assessing the medical suitability of potential tissue donors in collaboration with members of the TGLN team.
  • Performs the screening, evaluation, packaging and transportation of human tissue in accordance with TGLN standards.
  • Performs technical duties in support of the recovery such as medical chart review, blood draw and physical examination of the deceased, prepares related supplies, equipment and surgical equipment, as well as other technical responsibilities.
  • Works closely with TGLN’s Provincial Resource Centre and local healthcare professionals throughout the process with respect to required information and support.  
  • Ensures that all documentation is recorded accurately and completely. Reviews documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with established processes.
  • Conducts timely transportation and delivery of tissues and blood samples to designated destinations.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies.
  • Assists with projects, and development of processes and documentation.
  • Performs quality control functions related to the role.
  • Performs other duties consistent with the role, as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree or college diploma in health sciences, nursing (RPN), biological sciences or a recognized equivalent is required. 
  • In depth knowledge of biological and health sciences as well as quality assurance and aseptic technique is preferred.    
  • Working experience in a health sciences environment specifically in organ and tissue donation, tissue recovery and processing, or clinical laboratory medical setting is preferred.
  • Certification in eye or tissue banking, blood banking or laboratory technology is an asset.
  • Ability to maintain and protect patient confidentiality at all times demonstrating use of discretion and sound judgment.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle the physical and emotional demands of the position.
  • Good hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and surgical conscience are required.
  • Strong command of the English language is essential coupled with superior written and oral communication skills as the incumbent must be able to clearly convey information in person, over the telephone and in documentation. 
  • Professional and service oriented attitude that demonstrates tact and diplomacy.
  • Effective problem solving skills are essential with the ability to work effectively with all stakeholders involved in the donation process.
  • A valid class G driver's license without restrictions and reliable vehicle is required.
  • Ability to work a variety of 12 hour shifts is required.
  • Ability to travel throughout the London region on each shift as needed is required.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #TRC-SW-CH-CP by Fax: 416-214-7807 or E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca. Please state salary expectations in cover letter.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is seeking a seasoned professional Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator (OTDC) with a history of excellence in clinical practice who thrives on making a difference. The incumbent will report directly to the Manager, Hospital Programs.This exciting opportunity will allow you to guide each step of the donation process including donor identification through referral indicators, donor suitability assessment, declaration, approach and consent with families, to the medical donor management optimizing organ yield for recipient transplantation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical/medical management of the potential donor in a manner consistent with established guidelines, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process.
  • Establishes collaborative approach plans with health care providers (HCP) to enable every potential donor's family has the opportunity to donate lifesaving organs and tissues for transplantation.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication with the health care team as required and provides regular updates on the donation process as desired by the donor family.
  • Supports the health care team by requesting resources for tests or procedures required to determine medical suitability as requested by the transplant team.
  • Recovers past medical history from multiple sources, Health Records, Family Doctor, previous admissions to other hospital sites as part of the extensive assessment for exceptional distribution release of organs for transplantation.
  • Negotiates OR resources to support the donor organ recovery surgery.
  • Identifies issues for follow-up and quality control and adherence to Health Canada directives, ensuring the safety of the organ and tissue supply.
  • Work a variety of shifts, including on-call shifts with travel within Thunder Bay and the surrounding area.
  • Participation in a 24-hour call rotation.
  • Performs other duties consistent with role profile, as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Nursing Diploma and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master’s level preparation an asset.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Minimum four (4) years critical care and/or relevant organ and tissue donation experience an asset.
  • Compassionate, dedicated; demonstrates professional leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed and able to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to spiritual, cultural and other relevant contexts of care.
  • Formal and informal educational programming experience is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work collaboratively with both clinical and non-clinical stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-05 by Fax: 416-214-7807 or E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca. Please state salary expectations in cover letter.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is seeking a seasoned professional Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator (OTDC) with a history of excellence in clinical practice who thrives on making a difference. The incumbent will report directly to the Manager, Hospital Programs.This exciting opportunity will allow you to guide each step of the donation process including donor identification through referral indicators, donor suitability assessment, declaration, approach and consent with families, to the medical donor management optimizing organ yield for recipient transplantation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical/medical management of the potential donor in a manner consistent with established guidelines, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process.
  • Establishes collaborative approach plans with health care providers (HCP) to enable every potential donor's family has the opportunity to donate lifesaving organs and tissues for transplantation.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication with the health care team as required and provides regular updates on the donation process as desired by the donor family.
  • Supports the health care team by requesting resources for tests or procedures required to determine medical suitability as requested by the transplant team.
  • Recovers past medical history from multiple sources, Health Records, Family Doctor, previous admissions to other hospital sites as part of the extensive assessment for exceptional distribution release of organs for transplantation.
  • Negotiates OR resources to support the donor organ recovery surgery.
  • Identifies issues for follow-up and quality control and adherence to Health Canada directives, ensuring the safety of the organ and tissue supply.
  • Work a variety of shifts, including on-call shifts with travel within North Bay and the surrounding area.
  • Participation in a 24-hour call rotation.
  • Performs other duties consistent with role profile, as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Nursing Diploma and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master’s level preparation an asset.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Minimum four (4) years critical care and/or relevant organ and tissue donation experience an asset.
  • Compassionate, dedicated; demonstrates professional leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed and able to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to spiritual, cultural and other relevant contexts of care.
  • Formal and informal educational programming experience is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work collaboratively with both clinical and non-clinical stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-09 by Fax: 416-214-7807 or E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca. Please state salary expectations in cover letter.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

TGLN is seeking a seasoned professional Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator (OTDC) with a history of excellence in clinical practice who thrives on making a difference. The incumbent will report directly to the Manager, Hospital Programs.This exciting opportunity will allow you to guide each step of the donation process including donor identification through referral indicators, donor suitability assessment, declaration, approach and consent with families, to the medical donor management optimizing organ yield for recipient transplantation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical/medical management of the potential donor in a manner consistent with established guidelines, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process.
  • Establishes collaborative approach plans with health care providers (HCP) to enable every potential donor's family has the opportunity to donate lifesaving organs and tissues for transplantation.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication with the health care team as required and provides regular updates on the donation process as desired by the donor family.
  • Supports the health care team by requesting resources for tests or procedures required to determine medical suitability as requested by the transplant team.
  • Recovers past medical history from multiple sources, Health Records, Family Doctor, previous admissions to other hospital sites as part of the extensive assessment for exceptional distribution release of organs for transplantation.
  • Negotiates OR resources to support the donor organ recovery surgery.
  • Identifies issues for follow-up and quality control and adherence to Health Canada directives, ensuring the safety of the organ and tissue supply.
  • Work a variety of shifts, including on-call shifts with travel within Hamilton and the surrounding area.
  • Participation in a 24-hour call rotation.
  • Performs other duties consistent with role profile, as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Nursing Diploma and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master’s level preparation an asset.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Minimum four (4) years critical care and/or relevant organ and tissue donation experience an asset.
  • Compassionate, dedicated; demonstrates professional leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed and able to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to spiritual, cultural and other relevant contexts of care.
  • Formal and informal educational programming experience is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work collaboratively with both clinical and non-clinical stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2017-08 by Fax: 416-214-7807 or E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca. Please state salary expectations in cover letter.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

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