Transplant Coordinator

US-NY-New York
1 year ago
Job ID
2016-1023
# of Openings
1
Category
Nursing

Overview

As LiveOnNY, we ask you to join us in fulfilling the promise of creating legacies and saving the lives of those waiting for organ and tissue transplants. We undertake this great cause on behalf of the 13 million New Yorkers that we serve. Join us in making New York number one in lives saved through donation. Join us in elevating the care for donors, and donor families. Join us in helping New Yorkers, and New York to live on. 

Responsibilities

Respond to referrals at area hospitals evaluating potential organ donors for medical suitability and offering the opportunity of donation to potential donor families in a compassionate and respectful manner. Communicate with hospital health care team members to determine patient’s hospital course and family’s understanding of patient’s condition. Consults and collaborates with hospital medical staff to provide optimal medical management of potential donors and to maximize organ suitability. Allocate donated organs to transplant centers, in accordance with UNOS policies, and coordinate multi-organ recovery procedures. Make transportation arrangements for surgical teams, schedule OR time, assist with the need for temporary privileges, supplies and equipment needed for surgery. Work to promote awareness and education about organ and tissue donation to healthcare professionals and the general public through hospital development and community outreach.

Qualifications

Licensed RN with minimum of three years experience in critical care or trauma/ emergency setting andd ventilator management. Current certification in BLS, ACLS required and PALS preferred. Management experience a plus. Must possess excellent critical thinking and creative problem solving skills as well as a high level of maturity, stamina and self-motivation. Sensitivity to grieving family members, good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member. Excellent communication and organizational skills required. The ability to perform duties during scheduled 24-hour on- call shifts. Must be able to use a laptop computer, have a valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle.

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