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Trillium Gift of Life Network - About Us
Introduction (1:00 min)

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.

We need talented staff with special skills and a strong commitment to help us continue to save and enhance lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Ontario.  This is your chance to be part of a team where you can really make a difference. Join us and help save lives.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations in the recruitment and selection process for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please advise Human Resources if you are contacted for an interview/testing, so that a suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards 2011, Employment Standards). If you require assistance in completing a job application due to a disability, please let us know at accessibility@giftoflife.on.ca

Please see a list of our current opportunities below.

Reporting to the Manager, Change Control and Infrastructure, TGLN is currently seeking a highly motivated, experienced Senior Network Administrator who will assist in planning, implementing and maintaining the network infrastructure of TGLN. This will involve working with the network architecture, network monitoring & maintenance, incident, problem & change management, project planning & implementation. The incumbent will also liaise with external stakeholders.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement new services and equipment, configuration changes and break/fixes.
  • Analyze and create solutions to address discovered/reported problem.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert and assists the Service Desk to perform incident management.
  • Maintain the server and network equipment including applying patches and fixes to servers and network devices, resolving hardware malfunctions and environment control of the server room.
  • Contact vendors for technical support as required.
  • Performs daily check list for infrastructure health status and routine testing of key services such as business continuity action plan.
  • Oversee the VMware infrastructure environment which includes maintenance, upgrades and new implementations.
  • Conduct architecture, solution design and implementation of network infrastructure and services including LAN & WAN, Active Directory, Messaging, Telecommunication, Security and Business Continuity.
  • Support network systems such as switches, firewall, Windows servers, Exchange 2010 & 2013, Hitachi and IBM SAN, Commvault Galaxy Backup, VOIP Phone System (CIC).
  • Plan, coordinate and execute Infrastructure and Operations’ projects.
  • Develop project specifications and costing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree or college diploma in Computer Sciences or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years of work experience or a combination of equivalent experience and education.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in implementing and maintaining network infrastructure.
  • Experience in Cloud technologies an asset.
  • Certifications in VMware VCP, Palo Alto and CCNA/CCNP and asset.
  • Knowledge of various versions of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (server & workstation).
  • Proficient with backup technology such as Commvault or Veam or similar systems.
  • Experience with TCP/IP network operations using switches and routers, DHCP, DNS and cabling.
  • Proficient with operations and configuration of Cisco and Palo Alto Firewalls.
  • Adept with high availability technology such as Microsoft Cluster Service, Oracle Fail Safe, etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows network infrastructure such as Active Directory, Group Policy, and Windows Server Update Service.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2018-34 by e-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca by April 26, 2018. Should you be contacted by TGLN, the initial communication will be sent via email. Please ensure that you provide an accessible email address with your submission.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations in the recruitment process for job applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please advise Human Resources if you require assistance in applying to this position due to a disability, so that a suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards 2011, Employment Standards). Please let us know at human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

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

Reporting to the Manager, Change Control and Infrastructure, the Network Administrator will work with the Senior Network Administrator in planning, implementing and maintaining the network infrastructure of TGLN. This includes network architecture, network monitoring & maintenance, incident, problem & change management, project planning & implementation and liaising with vendors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the server and network equipment including applying patches and fixes to servers & network devices, and resolve hardware malfunctions and maintain environment control of the server room.
  • Contact vendor for technical support as required.
  • Perform daily checklist for infrastructure health status and routine testing of key services such as business continuity action plan.
  • Implement new services and equipment, configure changes, breaks/fixes.
  • Analyze, design and create solutions to address discovered/reported problems.
  • Assist the Service Desk to perform incident management.
  • Support network systems.
  • Assist in planning, coordinating and execution of IT projects.
  • Develop project specifications and costing.
  • Ensure availability and performance of IT services meet expected standards.
  • On-call duties to support the 24x7 business operations.
  • Perform other duties consistent with role profile, as required.

 Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree/college diploma in Computer Sciences or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience maintaining network infrastructure or a combination of equivalent experience and education.
  • Proficient with various versions of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (server & workstation).
  • Experience with backup technology such as Commvault or Veam or similar systems.
  • Proficient with TCP/IP network operations using switches and routers, DHCP, DNS and cabling.
  • Skillful with operations and configuration of Firewall.
  • Proficient with high availability technology such as Microsoft Cluster Service, Oracle Fail Safe, etc.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Microsoft Windows network infrastructure such as Active Directory, Group Policy, and Windows Server Update Service.

To Apply:

TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please apply to Human Resources, Trillium Gift of Life Network referencing competition #2018-33 by E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca by May 3, 2018. Should you be contacted by TGLN, the initial communication will be sent via email. Please ensure that you provide an accessible email address with your submission.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations in the recruitment process for job applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please advise Human Resources if you require assistance in applying to this position due to a disability, so that a suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards 2011, Employment Standards). Please let us know at human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

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

Trillium Gift of Life Network - Clinical Fellowship in Organ Donation Science

Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) is proud to announce an opportunity for study and research in the field of organ donation science. The fellowship will provide matched salary support to a physician who has completed critical care training to allow for protected time for study and research in the area of donation.

There are two components to this fellowship:

Advanced education is provided to the Clinical Fellow through apprenticeship experience throughout the spectrum of donation practice from donor identification through to organ and tissue recovery and family follow up. Clinical experience will be provided at the local academic institution as well as through centralized activity at TGLN. Through participation in the Donation Support Physician call roster, graduated involvement in leadership and education activities, and case conferences, the Clinical Fellow will become an integral part of the senior donation physician network in Ontario. The expectation is that at the end of the one-year term the Clinical Fellow will have the competency to advocate for and educate others on organ and tissue donation.

Academic Project Activities

The second deliverable of this fellowship is the undertaking of an academic project in Research, Education or Quality Improvement Science. This fellowship is designed to allow the Clinical Fellow protected time to complete an academic project during the one year term collaboratively with educators and scientists currently on the TGLN team. As appropriate, TGLN will provide access to data sources as well as mentorship by senior researchers, administrators and experts with experience in the associated domain of donation science and practice. This includes resources to support program development, evaluation, and program delivery for those Clinical Fellows undertaking education and process improvement projects.

Eligibility

  • Applicants are required to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, as well as a resident of Ontario for the duration of the fellowship.
  • The applicant will be a physician who has completed a critical care medicine training program and is licensed to practice independently in Ontario.
  • Preference will be given to early-career (less than 5 years from graduation) intensivists without a faculty appointment.
  • A letter of support from the Chair of Critical Care at the local academic institution must be provided (see details below).

Terms

  • The term of the appointment is 1 year (typically from July to June). A late start up to September 30, 2018 is negotiable and the term will remain 1 year.
  • The estimated time commitment is one day per week in addition to time required to complete the scholarly project(s).
  • Stipend support will be provided in the form of $60, 000 to be matched by the local academic institution.
  • Some on-call commitments for donation exposure in a variety of settings across the province will be required along with phone on-call commitments as a collaborative part of the Donation Support Physician call roster (with backup).

Application Package

All items in the application package must be submitted by May 15, 2018 at midnight EST. The application package should be submitted in a single email document to Tara Mitchell, Physician Program Lead, Trillium Gift of Life Network by email: TMitchell@GiftofLife.on.ca.

The application package will include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Personal Statement (maximum 2 pages, size 12 font, ½ inch margins at minimum). Please include:
    • Personal and educational background;
    • Specific educational objectives for the fellowship;
    • Anticipated impact on career and clinical practice.
  • A description of proposed scholarly work to be completed.

Letter of Support

A letter of support from the Chair of Critical Care at the local academic institution is required. The letter should be emailed under separate cover to Tara Mitchell (TMitchell@GiftofLife.on.ca) directly from the Office of the Chair. The letter should include descriptions of:

  • The applicant’s ability to complete scholarly work, including examples where possible.
  • The applicant’s motivation or interest in organ donation.
  • How the department will provide support to the applicant if accepted.
  • How participating in the fellowship will affect or influence the applicant’s career.

In addition, a statement confirming the ability to provide both the protected time and the matched salary support by means determined by the local institution is also required.

Educational Requirements

The successful candidate will participate locally in the following activities:

  • Identification and notification of potential organ donors;
  • Death determination by neurological or circulatory criteria;
  • Organ donor management;
  • Family approach with TGLN organ and tissue donation coordinators;
  • Ancillary testing review and interpretation;
  • Organ retrieval observation;
  • Resident and fellow education on organ donation and death determination.

In addition, the candidate will participate provincially in the following activities:

  • Provincial Resource Center case management, including new case referrals, organ suitability assessment, and allocation of organs;
  • Donation Support Physician call roster (by phone) with backup by senior Regional Medical Leads;
  • Consultations with the Transplant Support Physician to assess donor suitability;
  • Weekly case conferences with the Regional Medical Leads including difficult case discussions;
  • Monthly national webinars with the Donation Physician Network through Canadian Blood Services;
  • Various donation and transplant committee and working group meetings.

Other educational experiences are available, dependent on resource availability and need.

Selection Process

In advance of the interview, the applicant will have an opportunity to discuss TGLN’s donation physician program with the Physician Program Lead and the Chief Medical Officer. In addition, the physician program goals and objectives will also be provided.

TGLN will offer interviews to potentially acceptable candidates. The first part of the panel interview will be an assessment of the candidate’s fit for the position through a traditional question and answer period.

The second part of the interview will be an interactive discussion with the panel members. The candidate will discuss potential projects and may choose to present potential project objectives and plans. Feedback will be provided during the process to prepare the candidate to submit a final project proposal one (1) week following the interview. At that time, a maximum three-page document will be submitted to TGLN outlining what scholarly work the candidate intends to complete within the one-year term.

Along with the application package and interview, the selection committee will review the project proposals and offer up to two (2) individuals the opportunity to complete this inaugural fellowship.

Completed Applicant’s Submission by May 15, 2018 at midnight EST.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Tara Mitchell

Physician Program Lead

Trillium Gift of Life Network

tmitchell@giftoflife.on.ca

 

TGLN is currently seeking highly motivated, experienced Inventory Assistant. Reporting to the Director, Tissue, this position is responsible for all logistical support and inventory management for the Tissue Program and other programs assigned including but not limited to procurement, management, distribution of equipment and supplies; and coordinating the maintenance/calibration of equipment. In addition, this position will be assigned to projects and tasks that support changes in areas related to equipment, supplies and staff resource utilization as required.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage inventory of all recovery supplies.
  • Procure/source all recovery supplies including instrumentation, consumables, pre-packs and external services.
  • Conduct inventory checks for usage rates and outdated supplies.
  • Accept/release critical supplies from quarantine.
  • Manage and coordinate inventory supply shipments to remote recovery teams.
  • Order and maintaining tissue shipping supplies.

  • Coordinate maintenance and replacement of instrument trays/case packs.
  • Conduct regular audits of tissue refrigerators/freezers.
  • Monitor and ensure calibration, validation and preventative maintenance is scheduled and completed for all relevant equipment/instrumentation.
  • Manage all recovery rooms including stocking and updating forms, auditing logs, etc.
  • Maintain equipment profiles.
  • Archive quality control forms, logs, etc.
  • Provide complete and accurate data reports as requested on equipment and supplies used to support the Tissue Program.

  • Coordinate and verify daily/weekly cleaning logs, stocking, ensure maintenance of supply rooms are completed and meet regulatory standards.
  • Coordinate equipment and supply scheduling.

  • Coordinate TGLN vehicle maintenance with the applicable programs.

  • Participation in a 2 week rotating shift with 7.5 hour days, including weekends.

  • Perform other duties consistent with role profile, as required.

     

    Qualifications & Experience:

     

  • Post-secondary diploma or professional certificate, or university degree in a related field to health services, business administration, inventory management or equivalent required.

  • Inventory management certificate or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Project management graduate certificate or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Two (2) years’ of experience managing inventory or logistics support in a health service or like industry preferred.

  • Highly motivated self-starter with demonstrated ability to support a team-oriented environment.

  • Demonstrated project management experience in resource allocation preferred.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational ability with superior attention to detail.

  • Excellent customer service experience with the ability to diffuse conflict situations; identifying and resolving issues promptly.

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, as may be required.

  • Proven superior written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.

     

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the proven ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, and external clients and stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated administrative and computer skills including advanced proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Requires ability to lift and move equipment and supplies that weigh up to 50 lbs. and other smaller items repetitively throughout the shift.

  • Valid G driver’s license 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 #2018-7 by E-mail: human_resources@giftfoflife.on.ca by April 20, 2018. Should you be contacted by TGLN, the initial communication will be sent via email. Please ensure that you provide an accessible email address with your submission.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations in the recruitment process for job applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please advise Human Resources if you require assistance in applying to this position due to a disability, so that a suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards 2011, Employment Standards). Please let us know at human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

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 Windsor 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 submit your application referencing competition #2017-108 by E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca by May 11, 2018. Should you be contacted by TGLN, the initial communication will be sent via email. Please ensure that you provide an accessible email address with your submission.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations in the recruitment process for job applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please advise Human Resources if you require assistance in applying to this position due to a disability, so that a suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards 2011, Employment Standards). Please let us know at human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

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 professional Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinators (OTDC) for the Kingston and surrounding area, 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.
  • 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 refercing competition #2018-2 by E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca by April 13, 2018. Should you be contacted by TGLN, the initial communication will be sent via email. Please ensure that you provide an accessible email address with your submission.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations in the recruitment process for job applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please advise Human Resources if you require assistance in applying to this position due to a disability, so that a suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards 2011, Employment Standards). Please let us know at human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

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) for the London area 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 London 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.
  • 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 #2018-18 by E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca by April 12, 2018. Should you be contacted by TGLN, the initial communication will be sent via email. Please ensure that you provide an accessible email address with your submission.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations in the recruitment process for job applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please advise Human Resources if you require assistance in applying to this position due to a disability, so that a suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards 2011, Employment Standards). Please let us know at human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

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 0.75 part-time Tissue Recovery Coordinator for multi-tissue (TRC) for the GTA region.  Reporting directly to the Manager, Tissue Recovery, this position shall be responsible for providing professional services in a manner that is consistent with the mission and values of TGLN.  The TRC 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. 

The TRC position is based out of the downtown Toronto office and involves travel throughout the province of Ontario for surgical recovery of bones, heart valves, skin and eyes. The incumbent will be required to drive long distances and long durations during the shift from time to time. The TRC role offers the opportunity to develop expertise in the surgical recovery phase of the tissue donation process.  Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for:

For a closer look at our tissue program and to experience what it would be like to work with us, please click on the link below:

Tissue program 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs the surgical recovery of ocular tissue, bones, heart valves and skin 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.
  • Ability to work a variety of 24 hour shifts within 365 days a year is required.
  • 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 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 #2018-23 by E-mail: human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca by April 11, 2018. Should you be contacted by TGLN, the initial communication will be sent via email. Please ensure that you provide an accessible email address with your submission.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is committed to providing accommodations in the recruitment process for job applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please advise Human Resources if you require assistance in applying to this position due to a disability, so that a suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards 2011, Employment Standards). Please let us know at human_resources@giftoflife.on.ca.

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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