Organ Procurement Coordinator
The position of Organ Procurement Coordinator for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of significant responsibility. He/She is responsible for donor evaluation and management at hospitals within CORE’s service area. He/She also is the designated requestor for CORE’s DSA and is responsible for talking with families about the opportunity to donate and obtaining and/or documenting authorization. He/She is responsible for coordination of operating room staff involved in the recoveries. He/She is responsible for the perfusion and preservation of post-mortem organs.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Organ Procurement Coordinator reports to CORE’s Director, Clinical Operations. When involved in donor activity, however, the Organ Procurement Coordinator works under the direction of the CORE administrator on call. The Organ Procurement Coordinator is responsible for donor evaluation and management of potential and actual donors within CORE’s service area and, in some cases, hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. He/She will be responsible for the importation and exportation of post-mortem organs. He/She will be responsible for knowing and working within CORE and national policies regarding organ and tissue recovery and distribution. He/She will be responsible functioning as a designated requestor and for communicating donor case outcomes to donor families, donor hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare professionals as deemed necessary. He/She occasionally will assist the CORE Professional Services Liaison team in delivering educational programs for healthcare professionals and attending key physician meetings as requested. He/She may be assigned other job-related functions by the Director, Clinical Operations and/or members of CORE’s Leadership Team.
The position of Organ Procurement Coordinator requires that someone be a registered nurse, physician’s assistant or paramedic, or prior experience with an Organ Procurement Organization. Critical care experience is desirable. Candidates with 4+ years’ experience in other critical care related fields may be considered. In addition, a four-year degree in one of the health sciences preferred, or a Master of Science in Biomedical Science Human Donation Science. Critical care experience is preferred. He/She must have strong communication, interpersonal skills and sound judgment. He/She must be able to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week while on the call schedule. He/She must possess the ability to lift and carry equipment weighing sixty 60 pounds or more. He/She must demonstrate a commitment to the donation process, strong professional work ethic and advanced leadership skills.