Careers with STA

 

 

Title:  Compliance Manager

Reports to:  Director of Quality Systems and Risk Management

Location:  Dallas, TX

Exemption Status:  Exempt

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

 

GENERAL STATEMENT (Summary of Duties and Responsibilities):

Under the direction of the Director of Quality this position monitors, promotes and implements continuous process improvement while maintaining regulatory compliance. Responsible for managing and organizational compliance with state, federal and industry regulatory standards including FDA, CMS, OPTN, UNOS, AOPA and AATB. The primary responsibilities are to: promote compliance and quality improvement; perform internal and external quality audits work with Organ Clinical Operations, Hospital Development Department and Administrative Departments

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required
  2. RN degreed preferred.
  3. Minimum of 3 years of proven management/supervisory experience including the ability to lead, mentor and coach team members.
  4. Five years’ experience in a donation organization is preferred.
  5. Previous experience with audits and regulatory compliance
  6. 2-3 years of documented success in applying process improvement principles strongly preferred
  7. Minimum one year Quality Systems background preferred.
  8. Credentialed by (or willing to obtain) by organizations such as American Society of Quality (ASQ) or National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ).
  9. Proven leadership skills with ability to effectively communicate and positively lead and influence practice of others
  10. Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  11. Demonstrated ability to manage projects
  12. Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications, especially Word and Excel

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Manage assigned staff
  2. Manage the daily operations, direction, development, and evaluation of the quality compliance department
  3. Provide comprehensive monitoring and analysis of current and impending regulations and standards
  4. The manager will motivate and foster collaborative efforts with the clinical and hospital development teams to meet STA’s goals.
  5. Oversee and participate in internal and external quality audits
  6. Performs QC reviews of Organ donor files (medical records) to ensure records are complete and accurate according to Policies & Procedures
  7. Manages and runs the occurrence reporting process along with the corrective and preventative action program across the organization
  8. Ensures that all policies, procedures and are in compliance with all local, state and federal industry standards
  9. Maintains all quality polices an objectives

Qualified candidates may submit their resume to Melissa Ford at mford@organ.org.  Internal candidates may submit an Employee Request to Promote / Transfer form.

 

updated Tuesday, July 31, 2014

 

Title:  Manager, Hospital Services

Reports to:  Director, Hospital Services

Location:  Dallas, TX

Exemption Status:  Exempt

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

 

GENERAL STATEMENT (Summary of Duties and Responsibilities):

The Manager(s) of Hospital Services is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Southwest Transplant Alliance Hospital Service Associates (HSA) and assists in directing regional hospital service activities throughout the Southwest Transplant Alliance service area. Responsibilities include the development and management of all education processes, policies hospital relationship activities, medical record review process, data gathering and analysis, writing of hospital development plans and reports of the Hospital Services Associates which will help facilitate the donation referral process. Additional responsibilities include directing the development and coordination of orientation and training of new hospital services staff and other personnel who provide hospital services, as well as any special projects which may be assigned by the Southwest Transplant Alliance Director of Hospital & Family Services.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, life sciences, or communication is preferred. Three to five (3-5) years applicable work experience or the pursuit and completion of a Bachelor’s degree within three to four (3-4) years will be considered.
  2. In depth knowledge of the OPO industry and regulatory standards, Texas hospitals and hospital systems or equivalent.
  3. Demonstrated experience in creating and delivering quality training and educational materials and programs.
  4. Excellent communication skills required.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  5. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  6. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  7. 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.
  8. Proficient in MS office, Word, Excel, Power Point.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Manage and directly supervise the day-to-day activities of the clinical staff.
  2. Assist in recruiting, interviewing and training clinical staff.
  3. 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.
  4. Oversee the clinical aspect of hospital service activity, including followup, education and training designed to meet the needs of donor hospitals and organ/tissue programs. These practices should be consistent with the Purpose, Business Definition, and Core Values of Southwest Transplant Alliance.
  5. Monitor and control the time accounting of clinical services staff.
    1. Submit and review time sheets, activity and expense reports.
    2. Review PTO requests
  6. Participate in staff, coordinator, peer, board, and/or committee meetings as deemed appropriate by prior commitments and job responsibilities.
  7. Contribute toward the achievement of individual or group goals as determined by the Executive Leadership Team.
  8. Maintain timely completion of performance appraisal for the direct reports.
  9. 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.
  10. Assist the Director of Clinical Services in assessing departmental needs as they relate to on-site activities, and implement strategies which address identified needs.
  11. 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 staff adhere to organizational policies.
  12. Rotate call as Supervisor on Call to provide real-time guidance and direction to all Clinical Services staff.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates may submit their resume to Jo Ann Arias at jaarias@organ.org.  Internal candidates may submit an Employee Request to Promote / Transfer form.

 

updated Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Title:  Manager, Clinical Services (2 positions open)

Reports to:  Director, Clinical Services

Location:  Dallas, TX

Exemption Status:  Exempt

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

 

GENERAL STATEMENT (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:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Science, licensed as a registered nurse or a physician’s assistant, or applicable experience and related training required. 
  2. 3 - 5 years management experience to include recruiting, training and supervising staff experience preferred.
  3. Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator, or eligible through the ABTC.
  4. 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.
  5. Knowledge of donation issues associated with large metropolitan hospitals.
  6. Excellent communication skills required.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  7. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  8. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  9. 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.
  10. Proficient in MS office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Collaborate with hospital and family services leadership to ensure Southwest Transplant Alliance personnel are adequately prepared to present a continuous positive service delivery response and professional image of Southwest Transplant Alliance within the hospital environment.
  2. Collaborate with Director of Hospital and Family Services, the Manager of Family Services to develop, promote and achieve cross-departmental service delivery goals.
  3. Monitor and control the time accounting of hospital services staff.
    1. Weekly, submit and review time sheets, activity and expense reports.
    2. Weekly, review PTO request per Southwest Transplant Alliance policy.
  4. Provide mentorship, coaching, support and motivation to hospital services staff.

    1. Train, counsel and monitor the field representatives on appropriate service delivery skills.
    2. Observe the hospital services staff’s workflow and ability to meet the needs of hospital personnel as it relates to customer service, quality service and relationships.
    3. Complete assessments on hospital services staff’s expected activities to allow for professional growth and improvement within the department.
  5. Ensure that hospital services staff are adhering to all departmental and organizational policies.
  6. Assist in maintaining that hospital marketing and contact plans are developed and adhered to by the hospital services staff.
    1. On a quarterly basis observe on-site and conduct assessments on development activities with hospital services staff.
    2. Assist and maintain hospital service plans are adhered to as outlined in departmental policy.
  7. Collaborate with Director of Hospital and Family Services, the Manager of Family Services to develop and implement an assessment tool for the purpose of monitoring cross departmental relationships with hospital partners.
  8. Regularly report information to the director on how to extend and improve Southwest Transplant Alliance’s performance through continuous improvement.
  9. Annually, contribute toward the achievement of individual or group goals related to specific job performance standards:
    1. Ensure follow-up is completed for 100% of organ donation cases which occur, and, for specific referrals as needed.
    2. Review and maintain information specific to hospital profiles, activity entries, and hospital development plans including conversion rate, referral rate and timely referral rate.
    3. Review completed hospital reports (i.e., committee reports) to ensure accuracy and consistency.
    4. Assign back-up support to facilities for assigned area when staff is on PTO, sick or unable to participate in important activity.
  10. Assist in recruiting, interviewing and training hospital services staff.
  11. Annually, assist in conducting a performance appraisal based upon mutually agreed upon department goals for hospital services staff.
  12. Annually, work to develop and implement professional education activities and employee orientation/continuing education and training programs.
  13. Annually, assess DSA hospital needs related to the donation process, and implement strategies which address identified needs.
  14. Participate in weekly management meetings, staff and operations meetings, regional team meetings, as well as plan and manage the monthly department meetings.
  15. Other duties as assigned..

Qualified candidates may submit their resume to Jo Ann Arias at jaarias@organ.org.  Internal candidates may submit an Employee Request to Promote / Transfer form.

 

updated Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Title:  Manager, Placement and Perfusion Services

Reports to:  Director, Clinical Services

Location:  Dallas, TX

Exemption Status:  Exempt

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

 

GENERAL STATEMENT (Summary of Duties and Responsibilities):

The Manager of Placement and Perfusion is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Triage, Placement, Perfusion, and Surgical Services 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:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Science, licensed as a registered nurse or a physician’s assistant, or applicable experience and related training required. 
  2. 3 - 5 years management experience to include recruiting, training and supervising staff experience preferred.
  3. Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator, Certified Transplant Preservationists, or eligible through the ABTC.
  4. Minimum of three years of experience in preservation, perfusion, organ placement, and/or donor evaluation or equivalent training and experience.
  5. Knowledge of donation issues associated with large metropolitan hospitals.
  6. Excellent communication skills required.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  7. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  8. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  9. 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.
  10. Proficient in MS office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Manage and directly supervise the day-to-day activities of the clinical staff.
  2. Assist in recruiting, interviewing and training clinical staff.
  3. 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.
  4. Oversee the clinical aspect of hospital service activity, including followup, education and training designed to meet the needs of donor hospitals and organ/tissue programs. These practices should be consistent with the Purpose, Business Definition, and Core Values of Southwest Transplant Alliance.
  5. Monitor and control the time accounting of clinical services staff.
    1. Submit and review time sheets, activity and expense reports.
    2. Review PTO requests
  6. Participate in staff, coordinator, peer, board, and/or committee meetings as deemed appropriate by prior commitments and job responsibilities.
  7. Contribute toward the achievement of individual or group goals as determined by the Executive Leadership Team.
  8. Maintain timely completion of performance appraisal for the direct reports.
  9. 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.
  10. Assist the Director of Clinical Services in assessing departmental needs as they relate to on-site activities, and implement strategies which address identified needs.
  11. 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 staff adhere to organizational policies.
  12. Rotate call as Supervisor on Call to provide real-time guidance and direction to all Clinical Services staff.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates may submit their resume to Jo Ann Arias at jaarias@organ.org.  Internal candidates may submit an Employee Request to Promote / Transfer form.

 

updated Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Title:  Manager, Clinical Services (2 positions open)

Reports to:  Director, Clinical Services

Location:  Dallas, TX

Exemption Status:  Exempt

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

 

GENERAL STATEMENT (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:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Science, licensed as a registered nurse or a physician’s assistant, or applicable experience and related training required. 
  2. 3 - 5 years management experience to include recruiting, training and supervising staff experience preferred.
  3. Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator, or eligible through the ABTC.
  4. 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.
  5. Knowledge of donation issues associated with large metropolitan hospitals.
  6. Excellent communication skills required.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  7. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  8. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  9. 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.
  10. Proficient in MS office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Manage and directly supervise the day-to-day activities of the clinical staff.
  2. Assist in recruiting, interviewing and training clinical staff.
  3. Ensure response to potential donor referrals from hospitals in STA’s donation service area as needed, and conduct 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.
  4. Oversee the clinical aspect of hospital service activity, including followup, 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.
  5. Monitor and control the time accounting of clinical services staff.
    1. Submit and review time sheets, activity and expense reports.
    2. Review PTO requests
  6. Participate in staff, coordinator, peer, board, and/or committee meetings as deemed appropriate by prior commitments and job responsibilities.
  7. Contribute toward the achievement of individual or group goals as determined by the Executive Leadership Team.
  8. Maintain timely completion of performance appraisal for the direct reports.
  9. 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.
  10. Assist the Director of Clinical Services in assessing departmental needs as they relate to on-site activities, and implement strategies which address identified needs.
  11. 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.
  12. Rotates call as Supervisor on Call to provide real-time guidance and direction to all Clinical Services staff.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates may submit their resume to Jo Ann Arias at jaarias@organ.org.  Internal candidates may submit an Employee Request to Promote / Transfer form.

 

updated Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Organ Recovery Coordinator II — Beaumont, TX

Full–time: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm; plus 24 hour call schedule to include weekends.

 

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

  1. 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.
  2. Minimum of two to three years of critical care experience.
  3. Current ACLS certification, or obtained within one year.
  4. Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  5. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  6. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 a resume and salary history to Jo Ann Arias.

 

updated Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Organ Recovery Coordinator II — El Paso, TX

Full–time: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm; plus 24 hour call schedule to include weekends.

 

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

  1. 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.
  2. Minimum of two to three years of critical care experience.
  3. Current ACLS certification, or obtained within one year.
  4. Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  5. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  6. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 a resume and salary history to Jo Ann Arias.

 

updated Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Organ Recovery Coordinator II — Galveston, TX

Full–time: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm; plus 24 hour call schedule to include weekends.

 

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

  1. 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.
  2. Minimum of two to three years of critical care experience.
  3. Current ACLS certification, or obtained within one year.
  4. Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  5. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  6. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 a resume and salary history to Jo Ann Arias.

 

updated Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Organ Recovery Coordinator II — Temple, TX

Full–time: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm; plus 24 hour call schedule to include weekends.

 

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

  1. 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.
  2. Minimum of two to three years of critical care experience.
  3. Current ACLS certification, or obtained within one year.
  4. Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  5. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  6. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 a resume and salary history to Jo Ann Arias.

 

updated Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Hospital Services Coordinator III — Corpus Christi, TX

Full–time: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm; plus 24 hour call schedule to include weekends.

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Independently consults with assigned hospitals in the Southwest Transplant Alliance service area, specifically with key hospital decision makers. Assists hospitals in development of policies and procedures regarding organ/tissue donation. Educates nurses, physicians and other hospital personnel throughout key hospital units to increase organ and tissue donation. Effectively interacts with hospital staff to develop and implement communication plans which are designed to heighten their knowledge about and participation in the referral and donation process. In addition, monitors this process through evaluation of referral and donation patterns through hospital needs assessments, death record reviews, Hospital Service Plans (HSPs), post donation/referral conferences, PDSA's, and case reviews with the clinical staff.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, life sciences, public relations or communication is required.
  2. Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization professionally.
  3. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required. Must have the ability to work in a hospital critical care setting.
  4. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  5. 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.
  6. Proficient in MS office, Word, Excel, Power Point.
  7. Demonstrated ability to lead a department meeting.
  8. Demonstrated ability to create internal and external education programming
  9. Demonstrated ability to provide orientation services for a new Hospital Services Associate I.
  10. Ability to assist in the training and education of new clinical and hospital services staff.
  11. Ability to work alternate hours and respond to referrals and other situations requiring their presence and expertise.
  12. Completes training in kidney pumping, labeling and packaging.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Develops and maintains hospital and client profiles.
  2. Conducts market research to identify obstacles to the donation process by developing and implementing customized HSPs for targeted hospitals. Plans are based on results of the death record review, marketing research, policy and procedure analysis, quality improvement reports, educational needs and assessments, client interviews, feedback from other departments, and analysis and tracking of donor referral patterns.
  3. Conducts timely referral and donor follow-up to assigned hospitals.
    1. Organizes post recovery conferences with hospital staff in order to analyze the efficiency of the hospital donor process, identify obstacles and evaluate client satisfaction with Southwest Transplant Alliance’s service.
    2. Provides information to the Southwest Transplant Alliance clinical staff regarding post referral/recovery feedback and overall donor status within the hospital.
  4. Provides regular feedback to hospital clients, which includes results from death record reviews, quality assurance mechanisms, donor referral and recovery information, strategic research and HSPs for future long term goals and objectives.
  5. Provides and/or coordinates hospital educational in-services and programs to key hospital staff based on HSPs and needs assessments to include STA Physician Education Program (PEP). Coordinates and participates in ongoing health care educational displays and exhibits.
  6. Schedules and creates presentations for high level meetings (such as CEO, CNO and/or COO meetings).
  7. Visits all assigned hospitals within the region to assess plan and re-evaluate the effectiveness of the donation process. Targets hospital units where improvements in the donation process can occur. Develops and maintains effective relationships with key hospital personnel to foster the donation process.
  8. Maintains accurate documentation of all hospital services activities according to department protocols.
  9. Meets yearly goals and objectives as outlined in the hospital services performance standards.
  10. Leads "PDSA's" as needed (Plan Do Study Act) to improve process and outcome measures as appropriate.
  11. Weekly, submits expense reports and required documentation to Southwest Transplant Alliance management as assigned.
  12. Attends Designated Requestor training at least annually.
  13. Monthly, participates in staff, department, team and/or committee meetings as deemed appropriate by prior commitments to donor hospitals and job responsibilities.
  14. Develops and implements, with the hospital services leadership, a training program for new hospital services staff.
  15. Functions as a designated requestor, as appropriate, for the discussion of organ and tissue donation with the next of kin or arranges for an approach by an effective requestor and secures written authorization as defined by hospital policy.
  16. In consultation with the hospital services leadership, develops organ and tissue information and promotional materials for nurses, physicians & national organ and tissue awareness week.
  17. Maintains proper documentation during the procurement process and provides necessary data to maintain organizational records.
  18. As needed, will assist with the orientation of hospital OR team and the preparation of the OR for an organ donation process, including the scheduling of the use of the OR for the completion of the cases.
  19. As needed, will assist with the packaging and labeling of transplantable or research organs, including the verification of proper packaging and labeling per STA policy.
  20. Assist with coordinating and/or obtaining of blood samples for donor evaluation and testing which may include using healthcare team personnel to draw samples.
  21. As needed, assists other STA staff with the preservation, placement and distribution of transplantable organs and specimens.
  22. Assists as needed with scheduling STA staff for proper coverage of donation activities.
  23. Knowledgeable of the OPO industry and regulatory standards, DSA hospitals and hospital systems or equivalent.
  24. Collaborates with the health care team to assist families in locating available assistance for personal, social, spiritual needs regardless of their decision about donation.
  25. Works under the direction of Clinical Services in clinical settings and able to perform all functions of an Organ Recovery Coordinator I
  26. Acts as a Hospital Services Manager in their absence.
  27. Completes the STA preceptor program and act as a preceptor for STA staff

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and salary history to Melissa Ford.

 

updated Tuesday, June 17, 2014

 

Organ Recovery Coordinator II — Corpus Christi, TX

Full–time: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm; plus 24 hour call schedule to include weekends.

 

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

  1. 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.
  2. Minimum of two to three years of critical care experience.
  3. Current ACLS certification, or obtained within one year.
  4. Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
  5. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  6. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
  7. Ability to travel in light and commercial aircraft, or drive his/her personal auto in order to meet all job duties and responsibilities.
  8. 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 a resume and salary history to Melissa Ford.

 

updated Thursday, June 12, 2014