Careers with STA

 

 

Business Intelligence & Data Governance Analyst

Reports To: Director, Information Technology

Location: Dallas, TX

Exemption Status: Exempt

Work Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm, additional hours as needed

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

With an understanding of STA’s business process, the Business Intelligence/Data Governance (BI/DG) Analyst is responsible for analyzing, presenting and reporting strategic data and trend analysis, and is key to governing the formal orchestration of people, processes, and technology to enable STA to leverage critical data as an asset. Working with the Data Governance Committee, the BI/DG Analyst will identify dashboard and reporting requirements and design innovative representations of data in a graphical and user friendly manner. The BI/DG Analyst will support the Data Governance Committee in establishing and maintaining proper data governance and quality structure and controls to ensure that data driving critical functions is complete and accurate.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business, Analytics, Informatics, or Statistics.
  • High level of competence with Microsoft Office suite (in particular, advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills).
  • Experience with SQL preferred.
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry a plus.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and visual reporting formats. Excellent oral, written and documentation skills. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required, in a 24/7 environment.
  • Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Understand and assist in the development of reporting, analysis and visualizing of business data and metrics to allow staff to align and track against overall business strategies, goals and objectives, drive innovation, insight and decision making.
  • Performs statistical, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, identifies trends and translates data into effective and executable intelligence reports.
  • Provides insights through presentation and reports to allow effective strategic and tactical decision-making and implementation.
  • Maintain data governance processes and controls by working with the Data Governance Committee to identify, classify, and define critical data, control the future changes of data definitions and mitigate any potential risks to data quality.
  • Document and maintain consistent data definitions and standards.
  • Document data process workflow and assist Data Governance Committee with the implementation of data quality improvement processes and initiatives.
  • Analyze data for quality and resolve data integrity issues with Data Owners and Stewards.
  • Prepare accurate and detailed requirement specifications documents.
  • Test and validate new dashboards and reports.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and salary history to Melissa Ford, mford@organ.org

 

updated Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Operations Educator

Reports To: Director of Education & Development

Location: Dallas, TX

Exemption Status: Exempt

Work Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm, additional hours, as needed, to include weekdays and weekends to validate an employee’s independent practice when Operations employees are on the on-call schedule

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Operations Educator is responsible for job specific training in Clinical Services, Hospital Services and Family Services. Develops systems that maintain and continually improve identified competencies for the Clinical Services, Hospital Services and Family Services departments, and all related positions. Participates in the orientation for new staff; coordinates and/or provides on-going education activities from internal and external sources for Clinical Services, Hospital Services and Family Services staff. Additionally provides on-site education and training as required.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in a healthcare related science or biologic science with two years of critical care experience in a related healthcare field.
  • Three years as an Organ Recovery Coordinator, Hospital Services Coordinator or Family Services Coordinator preferred.
  • Current American Board of Transplant Certification (ABTC) as CPTC (Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator), CCTC ( Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator) CCTN (Certified Clinical Transplant) or CTP (Transplant Preservationists), or obtain ABTC certification within 18 months in this role.
  • Previous Educator, supervisory or preceptor experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience leading, coaching, and developing staff.
  • Must be able to think strategically, be detail oriented and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to design training programs to suit a variety of learners; present complex topics and concepts in ways that are understood.
  • Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  • Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  • Ability to travel in light and commercial aircraft, or drive his/her personal auto in order to meet all job duties and responsibilities. Current Driver’s license required.
  • Proficient in MS office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs all of the essential job functions of an Organ Recovery Coordinator, Hospital Services Coordinator and Family Services Coordinator.
  • Works in conjunction with the Director of Education and Development to create internal training modules and modalities. Uses adult learning theories to provide the best learning opportunity.
  • Observes staff “on-site” to educate and assess mastery of job skills and core competencies. Requires incumbent to be available for any “on-call” schedule. Is required to assume “on-call” responsibility to validate an employee’s independent practice when operations employees are on the on-call schedule.
  • Develops and implements training in collaboration with Directors and Managers of Clinical Services, Hospital Services and Family Services.
    1. Develops an annual training plan to ensure that all staff demonstrate acceptable levels of competency for their positions. Provides on-site annual skills assessment and validates staff competency.
    2. Develops and maintains records of training activities and employee progress. Ensures training records and files are current.
    3. Coordinates training presentations, training topics and training activities for Clinical Services, Hospital Services and Family Services staff meetings.
    4. Participates in the identification and training of preceptors in conjunction with leadership.
    5. Schedules and conducts post-case debriefing sessions with trainee and preceptor to: validate strengths/weaknesses, achievement/no achievement of training objectives, and documents case experiences.
    6. Writes training evaluations and determines when a trainee can be signed off for independent practice in conjunction with the Trainee’s Manager and Director.
    7. Ensures that staff training aligns with current policy and practices.
  • Collaborates with the Quality & Risk Management Director, and Human Resources Director department to address specific training needs identified on performance appraisals, occurrences and organizational audits such as hospital feedback, UNOS, AOPO and CMS.
  • Administers, organizes and conducts training and educational programs in areas related to staff development, on-the-job training and employee orientation. Monitors the effectiveness of programs.
  • Serves as the educator for the electronic donor record.
  • Supports the Operational needs in specific presentations, physician education and medical grand rounds as requested by staff.
  • Attends various meetings and conferences pertaining to organ recovery.
  • Performs other activities as assigned by the Director of Education & Development.

Qualified internal candidates may submit the Employee Request for Promotion/Transfer form to Jo Ann Arias

 

updated Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Director of Quality Systems and Risk Management

Department: Quality Systems & Risk Management

Reporting Relationship: Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Location: Dallas, TX

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm and additional hours as needed

Exemption Status: Exempt

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will collaborate with the President/CEO, Vice President of Medical Services, Vice President / COO, and department directors on the organization’s quality improvement processes and will conduct ongoing monitoring of internal and external process occurrences for trend analyses and reporting. The incumbent will ensure that quality goals are created and are monitored in an effort to achieve excellence and to reflect continuous quality improvement.

This position is responsible for the development and the administration of organizational quality systems to ensure compliance with all pertinent regulatory, accreditation, and membership standards and all associated guidelines. The incumbent will ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are created and maintained for each appropriate organizational level. The incumbent oversees and maintains the organization’s document control systems.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in health care administration, public health, nursing, or business. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in the management of Quality Systems to include reporting and analytics. Prior Quality experience in healthcare or an Organ Procurement Organization preferred.
  • Previous QA experience in an organ/tissue procurement organization, transplant center, or related industry regulatory agency is preferred.
  • iTransplant system experience preferred.
  • Experience with UNet/DonorNet systems preferred.
  • Experience in data analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  • Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  • Ability to travel in light and commercial aircraft, or drive his/her personal auto in order to meet all job duties and responsibilities. Current Driver’s license required.
  • Proficient in MS office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Qualified internal candidates may submit the Employee Request for Promotion/Transfer form to Jo Ann Arias

 

updated Friday, July 24, 2015


Organ Recovery Coordinator II

Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Full–time: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm; plus a rotating 24 hour call schedule to include weekends. Call requirements include up to 15 days a month.

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibility for day-to-day activities between Texas hospitals and Southwest Transplant Alliance, including comprehensive donor management. Activities include, but are not limited to, being knowledgeable of individual hospital policies related to the donation of all anatomical gifts; able to identify key personnel who are capable of improving and maintaining a hospital's level of participation in facilitating potential organ and tissue donors; and performing activities related to the initial and surgical recovery elements of the donation process. Advancing level responsibilities include facilitating donor management strategies on behalf of Southwest Transplant Alliance, advanced donor management strategies and invasive procedures. The position will also facilitate the general activities required throughout the donor recovery period under the direction of the medical director, clinical manager, and the lead recovery surgeon present in the operating room.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Nursing or biological science or related experience require. Bachelor’s degree in Science, licensed as a registered nurse or a physician’s assistant, or applicable experience and related training preferred.
  • Minimum of two to three years of critical care experience.
  • Current ACLS certification, or obtained within one year.
  • Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  • Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  • Ability to travel in light and commercial aircraft, or drive his/her personal auto in order to meet all job duties and responsibilities. Current Driver’s License is required.
  • Certification as a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator through the American Board for Transplant Certification within 12 months of advancing to Organ Recovery Coordinator II status. (Failure to obtain CPTC will result in demotion to the previously achieved level).

Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes Referral training and responds to referrals
  • Creates donor records/inputs data into electronic donor record
  • Participates in case review
  • Gives initial orders and obtains specimens needed for initial donor screening and workup
  • Participates in huddles with health care team as needed prior to approach for donation
  • Approach families as needed for donation authorization
  • Obtains Medical Social History as needed
  • Attends Designated Requestor training annually
  • Provides timely follow-up to hospital staff involved with donor cases
  • Assists with packaging of organs after recovery
  • Proficient in Transplant Connect
  • Comprehensive medical/clinical management of organ donors in the ICU, including but not limited to hemodynamics, electrolyte balance, ventilator management, etc.
  • Allocation of organs to potential recipient transplant centers
  • Communicate/problem solve with internal/external resources and customers
  • Case completion, including management of the operating room process for organ recovery, completion of donor chart, and closing case
  • Participates in Quality initiatives
  • Collaborate with HD for death record review and education as needed

Qualified candidates may submit resume and salary requirements to Melissa Ford, at mford@organ.org

 

updated Wednesday, July 11, 2015


Organ Recovery Coordinator II

Location: Dallas, TX

Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm; plus a rotating 24 hour call schedule to include weekends. Call requirements include up to 15 days a month

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibility for day-to-day activities between Texas hospitals and Southwest Transplant Alliance, including comprehensive donor management. Activities include, but are not limited to, being knowledgeable of individual hospital policies related to the donation of all anatomical gifts; able to identify key personnel who are capable of improving and maintaining a hospital's level of participation in facilitating potential organ and tissue donors; and performing activities related to the initial and surgical recovery elements of the donation process. Advancing level responsibilities include facilitating donor management strategies on behalf of Southwest Transplant Alliance, advanced donor management strategies and invasive procedures. The position will also facilitate the general activities required throughout the donor recovery period under the direction of the medical director, clinical manager, and the lead recovery surgeon present in the operating room.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Nursing or biological science or related experience require. Bachelor’s degree in Science, licensed as a registered nurse or a physician’s assistant, or applicable experience and related training preferred.
  • Minimum of two to three years of critical care experience.
  • Current ACLS certification, or obtained within one year.
  • Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  • Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  • Ability to travel in light and commercial aircraft, or drive his/her personal auto in order to meet all job duties and responsibilities. Current Driver’s License is required.
  • Certification as a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator through the American Board for Transplant Certification within 12 months of advancing to Organ Recovery Coordinator II status. (Failure to obtain CPTC will result in demotion to the previously achieved level).

Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes Referral training and responds to referrals
  • Creates donor records/inputs data into electronic donor record
  • Participates in case review
  • Gives initial orders and obtains specimens needed for initial donor screening and workup
  • Participates in huddles with health care team as needed prior to approach for donation
  • Approach families as needed for donation authorization
  • Obtains Medical Social History as needed
  • Attends Designated Requestor training annually
  • Provides timely follow-up to hospital staff involved with donor cases
  • Assists with packaging of organs after recovery
  • Proficient in Transplant Connect
  • Comprehensive medical/clinical management of organ donors in the ICU, including but not limited to hemodynamics, electrolyte balance, ventilator management, etc.
  • Allocation of organs to potential recipient transplant centers
  • Communicate/problem solve with internal/external resources and customers
  • Case completion, including management of the operating room process for organ recovery, completion of donor chart, and closing case
  • Participates in Quality initiatives
  • Collaborate with HD for death record review and education as needed

Qualified candidates may submit resume and salary requirements to Melissa Ford, at mford@organ.org

 

updated Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Manager, Clinical Services

Location: El Paso, TX

Reports To: Director, Clinical Services

Exemption Status: Exempt

Work Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm and additional hours as needed.

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Manager of Clinical Services is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Clinical Staff. The incumbent is also responsible for all events which follow a referral of a potential organ donor. The activities also include input into the orientation of new Clinical staff, as well as, any special projects which may be assigned. The incumbent develops and maintains expertise associated with on-site donor evaluation and recovery practices to include, but not limited to, donor maintenance, organ preservation and organ distribution logistics. The incumbent provides Southwest Transplant Alliance with documentation of donor and non-donor activities, to OPTN, Southwest Transplant Alliance Staff, transplant coordinators, laboratory staff, and Texas transplant surgeons.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, licensed as a registered nurse or a physician’s assistant, or applicable experience and related training required.
  • 3 - 5 years management experience to include recruiting, training and supervising staff experience preferred.
  • Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator, or eligible through the ABTC.
  • Minimum of three years of critical care experience and one year of expertise in all phases of the organ/tissue donation process and organ preservation.
  • Knowledge of donation issues associated with large metropolitan hospitals.
  • Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  • Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  • Ability to travel in light and commercial aircraft, or drive his/her personal auto in order to meet all job duties and responsibilities. Current Driver’s license required.
  • Proficient in MS office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage and directly supervise the day-to-day activities of the clinical staff.
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing and training clinical staff.
  • Ensure response to potential donor referrals from hospitals in STA’s donation service area as needed, and conducts necessary practices designed to facilitate donor family needs, hospital staff needs, and organ recipient program needs. These practices should be consistent with the Purpose, Business Definition, and Core Values of Southwest Transplant Alliance.
  • Oversee the clinical aspect of hospital service activity, including follow-up, education and training designed to facilitate donor hospital needs, and organ/tissue programs. These practices should be consistent with the Purpose, Business Definition, and Core Values of Southwest Transplant Alliance.
  • Monitor and control the time accounting of clinical services staff.
    1. Submit and review time sheets, activity and expense reports.
    2. Review PTO requests
  • Participate in staff, coordinator, peer, board, and/or committee meetings as deemed appropriate by prior commitments and job responsibilities.
  • Contribute toward the achievement of individual or group goals as determined by the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Maintain timely completion of performance appraisal for the direct reports.
  • Assist the Clinical Educator and Director of Clinical Services in the development and implementation of continuing education/staff development activities and new employee orientation programs.
  • Assist the Director of Clinical Services in assessing departmental needs as they relate to on-site activities, and implement strategies which address identified needs.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, support and motivation to clinical staff.
    1. Observe the clinical staff regularly relating to a broad variety of hospital personnel, including intensivists and critical care nursing staff.
    2. Complete assessments on clinical staff expected activities to allow for professional growth and improvement within the department.
    3. Ensure that clinical staffs adhere to organizational policies.
  • Rotates Call to provide real-time guidance and direction to all Clinical Services staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidates may submit resume and salary requirements to Melissa Ford, at mford@organ.org

 

updated Tuesday, July 2, 2015


Organ Recovery Coordinator V

Location: Dallas, TX

Reports To: Manager, Clinical Services

Exemption Status: Exempt

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibility for day-to-day activities between Texas hospitals and Southwest Transplant Alliance, including comprehensive donor management. Activities include, but are not limited to, being knowledgeable of individual hospital policies related to the donation of all anatomical gifts; able to identify key personnel who are capable of improving and maintaining a hospital's level of participation in facilitating potential organ and tissue donors; and performing activities related to the initial and surgical recovery elements of the donation process. Advancing level responsibilities include facilitating donor management strategies on behalf of Southwest Transplant Alliance, advanced donor management strategies and invasive procedures. The position will also facilitate the general activities required throughout the donor recovery period under the direction of the medical director, clinical manager, and the lead recovery surgeon present in the operating room.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications
Organ Recovery Coordinator I

  • Associates degree in Nursing or biological science or related experience required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Licensed as a registered nurse or a physician’s assistant, or applicable experience and related training preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of critical care experience.
  • Must obtain BLS certification within one year of employment.
  • Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  • Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  • Ability to travel in light and commercial aircraft, or drive his/her personal auto in order to meet all job duties and responsibilities.

Organ Recovery Coordinator II

  • Meets all required education and work experience qualifications for Organ Recovery Coordinator I.
  • Minimum 2- 3 years of critical care experience preferred.
  • Attains ACLS certification.

Organ Recovery Coordinator III

  • Meets all required education and work experience qualifications for Organ Recovery Coordinator II.
  • Knowledgeable of OPO industry standards.
  • Successfully completes STA’s preceptor training within 12 months of advancing to Organ Recovery Coordinator III status.
  • Certification as a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator through the American Board for Transplant Certification.

Organ Recovery Coordinator IV (Advanced Practice Coordinator)

  • Meets all required education and work experience qualifications for Organ Recovery Coordinator III.
  • Minimum of three years as an Organ Recovery Coordinator or equivalent experience.
  • Active status as a STA department Preceptor or equivalent experience
  • Failure to maintain Level IV responsibilities may result in a demotion to the previously achieve level.

Organ Recovery Coordinator V (Clinical Resource Coordinator) – Only Location: Dallas, TX

  • Meets all required education and work experience qualifications for Organ Recovery Coordinator IV.
  • Prior experience as a preceptor in a clinical setting.
  • Prior leadership experience in a clinical setting preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of OPO standards & OPTN policy related to OPO responsibilities and organ allocation.
  • Must have the ability to provide clear written and oral instruction related to complex processes, communicate effectively with all levels of personnel, and to represent the organization publicly.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  • Detail oriented, with ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  • Must be able to simultaneously execute upon multiple complex processes, provide accurate documentation, and prioritize tasks to optimize workflow in order to ensure compliance with established policies and timelines.
  • Must be able to work a variable schedule that includes the following shifts: Monday – Friday, 0830 to 1700 (“8-hour shift”); Monday – Friday, 1700 to 0830 (“16-hour shift”); Saturday and Sunday, 0830 to 0830 (“24-hour shift”).
    1. All shifts are worked in the Dallas office.
    2. Incumbents will work the 8-hour shift on a daily basis, except as provided below
    3. Incumbents should expect to work a minimum of five (total) 16-hour and 24-hour shifts per month.
    4. Incumbents are not required to work an 8-hour shift on the day a 16-hour shift begins or ends, but may be asked to attend meetings before or after a 16-hour shift.
    5. Incumbents are permitted to miss an 8-hour shift in the week before or after working a 24-hour shift.
    6. Additional “on call” shifts may be scheduled to cover the Dallas ORC schedule as needed.
  • Incumbents are required to work onsite performing donor management as the primary coordinator on at least one donor per month.

Essential Job Functions:
Organ Recovery Coordinator I

  • Responds to referrals of potential donors.
  • Creates donor records and enters required data.
  • Participates in donor case review.
  • Initiates orders and performs preliminary donor management.
  • Draws blood and arranges for the transport of lab samples to various laboratories.
  • Participates in team huddles with patient care team, as needed.
  • Approaches families for donation authorization, as needed.
  • Completes Donor Risk Assessment Interview, as needed.
  • Attends Designated Requestor training annually.
  • Provides timely follow up to hospital personnel.
  • Assists with packaging, labeling, and transport of organs in compliance with STA and OPTN policy.
  • Achieves proficiency using Electronic Donor Record system.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Organ Recovery Coordinator II
(Perform all expected duties as assigned Organ Recovery Coordinator I position - failure to do so will result in demotion to the previously achieved level)

  • Comprehensive medical management of donor.
  • Allocates organs in compliance with STA and OPTN policy.
  • Communicates with internal/external resources and customers to solve problems as they arise.
  • Completes the electronic donor record and ensures proper disposition of all documentation at the end of a donor case.
  • Assists with scheduling by providing availability and input.
  • Participates in Quality initiatives.
  • Collaborates with Hospital Services for death record review and hospital education as requested.
  • Prepares OR and orients OR staff to recovery procedure.
  • Preserves organs in compliance with STA and OPTN policy.
  • Distributes organs and specimens.
  • Monitors kidney pumps.

Organ Recovery Coordinator III
(Perform all expected duties as assigned Organ Recovery Coordinator II position - failure to do so will result in demotion to the previously achieved level)

  • Performs lymph node recovery at the bedside.
  • Places and arterial and central lines.
  • Responds to pages for incoming potential donor referrals and organ imports, triages referral activity, and dispatches staff for completion of consult, approach, imports, etc. as needed.
  • Completes STA Leadership Development Training.
  • Assists clinical management team with orientation.
  • Performs all essential job duties of a department Preceptor, as needed.
  • Participates in at least one PDSA annually
  • Independently provides clinical training and education to hospital staff as requested by Hospital Services.

Organ Recovery Coordinator IV (Advanced Practice Coordinator) (Perform all expected duties as assigned Organ Recovery Coordinator III position - failure to do so will result in demotion to the previously achieved level)

  • Assists with interpretation of chest xrays to guide donor management strategies.
  • Provides clinical support for interpretation of hemodynamic status and development of advanced donor management strategies.
  • Supports and assists with research initiatives approved by STA leadership.
  • Performs advanced procedures, including but not limited to bronchoscopy, percutaneous liver biopsy, etc.
  • Preceptor for advanced skills such as line placement, lymph node recovery, bronchoscopy and liver biopsy.
  • Participates in two PDSAs or education offerings annually.
  • Capable of performing all aspects of kidney pumping.

Organ Recovery Coordinator V (Clinical Resource Coordinator)

  • Acts in a supervisory role to assigned team members, including:
    1. Root cause analysis and corrective action plans related to department functions.
    2. Conduct employee appraisal, performance improvement plans, and corrective action plans under the direction of the Manager of Clinical Services.
    3. Approve employee expense reports in accordance with STA guidelines and policy.
  • Performs SOC duties during assigned shifts.
  • Maintains skills as an ORC by performing onsite donor management during at least one shift monthly and as needed, according to donor activity.
  • Maintains regular office hours in addition to call responsibilities.
  • Perform or oversee and provide clear direction to others related to all expected duties of an ORC I, ORC II, ORC III, and ORC IV.
  • Actively monitors referral and case activity, providing input for optimal strategies.
  • Participates in donor case review.
  • Participates in team huddles.
  • Responsible for critical communications related to donor activity (e.g. infectious disease reporting, positive culture reporting, response to potential disease transmission report, etc.) as needed.
  • Reviews information documented in case charts to verify accuracy and completeness of documentation.
  • Ensures proper documentation of training.
  • Ensures adequate staffing.
  • Oversees activities related to potential donor referrals and dispatches staff onsite for completion of consult, approach, various clinical activities, etc.
  • Assists in development of continuing education and training materials, programs and curriculum related to clinical functions.
  • Oversees coordination and execution of research initiatives and Quality Improvement initiatives (PDSA) approved by STA leadership under the direction of Clinical Managers and Director.
  • Completes STA Leadership Development Training.
  • Works with AOC, COO, and CEO for complex issues, especially those with potential for significant financial, regulatory, or legal impact to the organization.

Candidates may submit their resume and salary history to Melissa Ford at mford@organ.org

 

updated Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Organ Recovery Coordinator II

Location: Temple/Bryan/College Station, TX

Full-time: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm; plus a rotating 24 hour call schedule to include weekends. Call requirements include up to 15 days a month.

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibility for day-to-day activities between Texas hospitals and Southwest Transplant Alliance, including comprehensive donor management. Activities include, but are not limited to, being knowledgeable of individual hospital policies related to the donation of all anatomical gifts; able to identify key personnel who are capable of improving and maintaining a hospital's level of participation in facilitating potential organ and tissue donors; and performing activities related to the initial and surgical recovery elements of the donation process. Advancing level responsibilities include facilitating donor management strategies on behalf of Southwest Transplant Alliance, advanced donor management strategies and invasive procedures. The position will also facilitate the general activities required throughout the donor recovery period under the direction of the medical director, clinical manager, and the lead recovery surgeon present in the operating room.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Nursing or biological science or related experience require. Bachelor’s degree in Science, licensed as a registered nurse or a physician’s assistant, or applicable experience and related training preferred.
  • Minimum of two to three years of critical care experience.
  • Current ACLS certification, or obtained within one year.
  • Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  • Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  • Ability to travel in light and commercial aircraft, or drive his/her personal auto in order to meet all job duties and responsibilities. Current Driver’s License is required.
  • Certification as a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator through the American Board for Transplant Certification within 12 months of advancing to Organ Recovery Coordinator II status. (Failure to obtain CPTC will result in demotion to the previously achieved level).

Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes Referral training and responds to referrals
  • Creates donor records/inputs data into electronic donor record
  • Participates in case review
  • Gives initial orders and obtains specimens needed for initial donor screening and workup
  • Participates in huddles with health care team as needed prior to approach for donation
  • Approach families as needed for donation authorization
  • Obtains Medical Social History as needed
  • Attends Designated Requestor training annually
  • Provides timely follow-up to hospital staff involved with donor cases
  • Assists with packaging of organs after recovery
  • Proficient in Transplant Connect
  • Comprehensive medical/clinical management of organ donors in the ICU, including but not limited to hemodynamics, electrolyte balance, ventilator management, etc.
  • Allocation of organs to potential recipient transplant centers
  • Communicate/problem solve with internal/external resources and customers
  • Case completion, including management of the operating room process for organ recovery, completion of donor chart, and closing case
  • Participates in Quality initiatives
  • Collaborate with HD for death record review and education as needed

Qualified candidates may submit resume and salary requirements to Melissa Ford, at mford@organ.org

 

updated Tuesday, June 9, 2015