Organ Recovery Coordinator

Job ID: 136400914180933
Discipline: Registered Nurse
Specialty: Other
Date Posted: 9/14/2018
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Shift: 12 D
Start Date: 10/9/2018
Employment Type: Perm
Pay Rate: Call for details
Company: The Living Legacy Foundation

Job Description & Requirements

We are lucky to have incredible teams that do amazing things. Join the team at LLF and be a HERO for life. About Us: The Living Legacy Foundation is a not-for-profit health service organization located in the Baltimore, MD area that inspires Marylanders to save and enhance lives through organ and tissue donation while honoring the legacy of our donors. We are searching for a Organ Recovery Coordinator to join the team! General Summary: Under the general direction of the Clinical Manager - Organ Recovery, while utilizing established parameters and healthcare knowledge and expertise, coordinates all aspects of organ and tissue donation for transplant and research. Assesses and evaluates potential organ and tissue donors working collaboratively with the Donor Services Center staff and the Family Service Coordinators, communicates with donor families, directs clinical management of the organ donor, and coordinates the organ and tissue recovery process with medical teams to surgically recovery and transport organs and tissues. The Organ Recovery Coordinator also provides informational and educational in-services to professional and public audiences. Essential Job Functions: 1. Maintains an on-call schedule of a minimum of nine to ten 24-hour call days (or equivalent) per month. Additional shifts will be required if the department is short-staffed. Additionally, ORCs are required to spend additional time in the LLF office outside of their call shifts for various follow-up activities. 2. Evaluates medical suitability of potential organ and/or tissue donors, utilizing information from medical records, history and physical examination, and current health status. 3. Collaborates with the host hospital’s medical staff to direct the clinical management of potential organ and/or tissue donors. 4. Requests and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests needed for evaluation of suitability and clinical management of potential organ and/or tissue donors. 5. Works closely with the Family Services Coordinators in offering potential donor families the option of donation in an appropriate and sensitive manner. May obtain informed consent in accordance with Maryland Law and established organizational policies. 6. Conducts all aspects of the donation process in compliance with established federal and state laws, AOPO and AATB standards, UNOS and FDA guidelines, CDC recommendations, AORN guidelines for aseptic technique and LLF policies. 7. Collaborates with the Donor Services Center staff to facilitate all aspects of the organ/tissue donation process, to include communications regarding organ/tissue suitability, coordination of transportation and other logistics for local and outside recovery programs, and planning for operative phase of recovery. 8. Coordinates with Tissue Recovery team to facilitate all aspects of the organ/tissue recovery process, including all documentation requirements, Medical Examiner clearance, and coordination of the recovery site. 9. In conjunction with the Donor Services Center staff, coordinates and participates in all aspects of long distance organ donor recoveries. 10. Works in partnership with other LLF team members to design and deliver programs for professional and public audiences to educate foster awareness and support the goals and mission of the company. 11. Participates in research studies which enhance or improve the donation process. 12. Trains new ORC staff to perform all functions of the role. Meets all documentation requirements in the role of the preceptor in conjunction with Human Resources. 13. Assists the Communications and Family Services departments with donor follow-up activities. 14. Attends all scheduled clinical meeting days and mandatory training sessions. 15. Maintains compliance with documentation, Standard Operating Procedures and Traincaster. 16. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Requirements: 1. RN certification or college degree in health care related field preferred. Associates Degree in Respiratory Sciences or Paramedic Certification may be considered in lieu of RN certification. 2. At least two years of emergency or critical care experience or clinically-equivalent experience. 3. Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and be insurable under The LLF’s master policy. 4. Plan for achievement and maintenance of professional certification status as a Procurement/Transplant Coordinator within 2 years of employment at The LLF. 5. Ability to interact, separately or in collaboration with the Family Services Coordinator, with families in crisis in a supportive, empathetic manner taking into consideration actual or potential cultural differences. 6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills to provide information to healthcare personnel, donor families, recipients, and the general public. 7. Ability to use a personal computer for data entry and retrieval of information. 8. Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to function independently and collaboratively; good problem-solving and creative thinking skills and well-developed personal stress management skills. 9. Ability to utilize proper body mechanics to independently lift heavy objects (i.e., ice chests weighing in excess of 40 pounds or manually moving bodies to and from OR tables). 10. Ability to function for extended hours (25-hours plus) and the ability to work and/or take call seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Job Benefits

Benefits and Perks ◾ Generous PTO ◾ Competitive salary ◾ Medical, Dental, Vision insurance ◾ 401(k) ◾ Onsite Gym ◾ Tuition Reimbursement ◾ Life insurance, STD, LTD ◾ Health and Wellness Incentives (Sponsored Fitness Activities and Classes) ◾ Onsite Dry-Cleaning Services ◾ Paid Time Off to Volunteer ◾ Awesome Recently Renovated Office Space ◾ Fully Equipped Kitchens ◾ Casual Attire ◾ Frequent Team Building and Employee Engagement Activities

About the Company

As the organ procurement organization (OPO) for Maryland (with the exception of Montgomery, Prince George's, and Charles Counties), The Living Legacy Foundation (The LLF) facilitates donation and transplantation in area hospitals, provides donor family support, and educates hospitals and the general public about the life-saving power of organ, eye, and tissue donation. We are passionate about saving and enhancing lives while honoring the legacy and generosity of our donors and their families.

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