Posted by: LifeNet Health on Feb 25, 2019
The LifeNet Health mission is simple: Saving Lives. Restoring Health. Giving Hope. Its mission, along with its core values of safety, quality, innovation and service continue to create an unmatched record in transplant solutions, which cannot be achieved without talented, dedicated team members who share the same values and attributes that guide the LifeNet Health team every day.
If you have a commitment to customer care, quality and innovation as well as integrity and passion, then you've come to the right place.
We are currently seeking a Transplant Coordinator to join the LifeNet Health team within the state of Virginia.
As a Transplant Coordinator, you would provide input and assist in facilitating the donor referral, clinical management and organ recovery processes in order to maximize the number of transplantable organs and tissues using knowledge of critical care principles such as hemodynamic monitoring, ventilator management, and administration of critical care medications. Completes medical and legal documentation of the organ recovery process and communicates with hospital development to ensure effective donor follow-up. Makes appropriate decisions regarding the complexity of the case and escalates to higher level if necessary.
You would be expected to perform all tasks assigned to you, including but not limited to:
Evaluates referrals for organ and tissue donor suitability based on LNH, OPTN/UNOS, AOPO and CDC guidelines/recommendations and other state and federal regulatory requirements. Ensures that donated organs are allocated in an efficient and timely manner in accordance with LNH and OPTN/UNOS policies. Ensures organs and tissue will be recovered to maximize utilization in accordance with LNH and OPTN/UNOS policies. Preserves organs and tissue according to LNH and national standards to ensure maximum viability for transplantation.Responsible for all aspects of donor evaluation and the physiologically management including review of medical and social history; assessment of hemodynamic stability and implementation of strategies to optimize organ function prior to recovery. The Coordinator must be knowledgeable of the pathophysiological sequela of brain death. Identifies organ and tissue-specific and behavioral risk factors utilizing all available resources.Ensures that the legal next-of-kin (NOK) is provided the option of organ and tissue donation in a sensitive and caring manner that meets his/her emotional and cultural needs.Responsible for the complete logistical coordination of all cases between LifeNet Health and transplant centers providing effective communication, leadership and professionalism with coworkers, physicians and hospital staff throughout the donation process.Maintains a permanent record of the organ and tissue donation in accordance with accepted confidentiality standards. Complete the donor EMR record in a timely and accurate manner according to LNH Standard Operating Procedures. Minimum Qualifications:
Associates degree in Nursing or Biological field.Valid State Driver's LicenseMinimum 4 years' clinical experience as an RNMinimum 2 years' experience in Critical Care - Medical, Surgical, Trauma Neurological, Cardiovascular, Neonatal, Pediatric ICU or related.Ability to work under extreme pressure and high emotional situations.Proficiency with using computer programs and electronic documents Microsoft Office, Electronic Medical Records.Ability to work independently and in team environment. Has in-depth working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and ability to communicate this to others.Communication Skills - Has the ability through speaking, writing and interpersonal relations to effectively communicate with healthcare providers, families and coworkers.Critical Thinking - Skills Ability to make decisions independently regarding medical management of organ donors, staff triage, logistical arrangements and organ allocation.Logical Analysis - Requires thinking through and solving problems step by step; often as to look beyond the obvious solution to a problem. Preferred
Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC).4 years' experience in Critical Care.Experience in organ donor management, organ allocation, authorization.Prior experience in medical compliance and data sharing.Knowledge of procedures and services related to grief/family counseling and or bereavement.Presentation experience speaking with various types of audiences.Get to Know LifeNet Health:
LifeNet Health, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the largest nonprofit organ procurement organization ("OPO") and tissue bank in the United States, as well as a leading innovator in transplantation research and regenerative medicine. LifeNet holds the longest running current accreditation by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Its goal is to improve the quality of human life through the provision of organs and tissues for transplantation, as well as innovation in the fields of bio-implants and regenerative medicine, and to serve the community with educational and support services that enhance the donation process.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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