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Job Title: Organ Recovery Coordintor

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

Location: Galveston

 

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
Surgical Services Coordinator

  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 to Jo Ann Arias at jaarias@organ.org for consideration.

 

updated Monday, December 15, 2014

 

Job Title: Organ Recovery Coordintor

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

Location: Midland/ Odessa / Abilene

 

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
Surgical Services Coordinator

  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 to Jo Ann Arias at jaarias@organ.org for consideration.

 

updated Monday, December 15, 2014

 

Surgical Services Coordinator — Dallas, TX

Full–time

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Surgical Services Coordinator is responsible for providing technical assistance throughout the surgical organ recovery process along with the preservation and distribution of organs for transplantation. This position is also responsible for a number of routine activities conducted in the office to complete the organ recovery process and documentation.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications
Surgical Services Coordinator

  1. Associate degree and/or certified surgical technologist (CST) preferred
  2. Minimum two years work experience utilizing sterile technique in a healthcare environment required
  3. One year experience in surgical technology preferred
  4. Experience in abdominal and/or cardiothoracic surgery is preferred
  5. Must have the ability to interact with all levels of healthcare personnel and the general public

Essential Job Functions: Surgical Services Coordinator I

  1. Makes arrangements for import organ offer and long-distance recovery logistics.
  2. Prepares operating room and orients OR staff to surgical phase of recovery.
  3. Preserves organs in compliance with STA and OPTN policy.
  4. Facilitates packaging, labeling, and transport of organs according to STA and OPTN policy.
  5. Accompanies surgical teams for both local and long-distance recovery, providing technical assistance for the surgical phase of recovery.
  6. Maintains workrooms and equipment per STA policy.
  7. Performs all aspects of kidney pumping
  8. Documents surgical phase of recovery, including but not limited to organ anatomy, organ data, biopsy results, and pulsatile perfusion flow sheet information.
  9. Responds to referrals of potential donors.
  10. Approaches families for donation authorization, as needed.
  11. Completes Donor Risk Assessment Interview, as needed.
  12. Attends Designated Requestor training annually.
  13. Provides timely follow up to hospital personnel
  14. Assists with packaging, labeling, and transport of organs according to STA and OPTN policy.
  15. Achieves proficiency using Electronic Donor Record system.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

For consideration, qualified candidates may submit their resume and salary history to Melissa Ford at mford@organ.org

 

updated Friday, December 12, 2014

 

Report Writing Specialist — Dallas, TX

Full–time: 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday Friday. Overtime as approved and needed.

Reports To: Data Analyst Manager

Exemption Status: Non- Exempt

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Report Writing Specialist is primarily responsible for the overall design, analysis, and development of multiple individual and group reports along with the writing of these reports based on detailed specifications. The report writer will take ownership of requirements development and partner with the internal report consumers, clinical, business, and other users. The incumbent is also responsible for organizing data collection from multiple databases (SQL) from internal and external sources, and formatting data into reports that meet the organization's needs and distribution. Responsible for fully-automated analytics and report delivery cycles with customizable dates and ranges from multiple data sources, which may include requirements analysis, data profiling, analytics and report design, data design, development, delivery, and other related tasks as assigned.

 

Education & Work Experience Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in applicable field preferred, Associates degree required.
  2. Minimum 2 years working knowledge of data extraction, report writing, and analysis.
  3. Proficient with Crystal, SQL, MS Access, Excel, and Word.
  4. Excellent communication skills required.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel.
  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. Able to handle detail oriented work while meeting schedules and deadlines.
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology preferred, but not required.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Gathers, analyzes, defines and develops the reports used in an organization using tools and skills like SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services or Crystal Reports.
  2. Defines, creates, develops, runs and validates ad hoc or canned reports using SQL and tools like SQL Server Reporting Services, Crystal Reports or Business Objects.
  3. Analyzes the result set returned by queries and then writes reports that deliver meaningful insight to management or stakeholders.
  4. Automates the reports development processes.
  5. Responsible for the time lines and accuracy of the reports presented to management.
  6. Responsible for querying data sources with different logical or physical data models
  7. Responsible for the scheduling and delivering of reports to the end users or management via print, fax, email, postal mail or over the intranet or internet depending on the data security needs of the organization.
  8. Responsible for report development, report formatting and report distribution to stake-holders as Adobe (PDF) reports, Rich Text (rtf) reports, Microsoft Word reports, Microsoft Excel reports or Web / Online reports using tools like Microsoft Reporting Services, Crystal Reports, Business Objects or HTML.
  9. Enters and verifies UNET data.
  10. Assists other departments with data in Transplant Connect.
  11. As needed, provides support to the Information Users organization-wide.
  12. Other duties as assigned

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

 

updated Friday, November 14, 2014