Responsible for the evaluation, allocation and coordination of the surgical recovery of organs and tissues for transplantation, medical research and medical education. Clinical responsibilities include evaluation of referred patients, obtaining authorization for organ donation, clinical donor management, allocation and coordination of the surgical recovery process. The In House Coordinator (IHC) will present the option of donation in a compassionate manner to newly bereaved families. Non-clinical responsibilities include analyzing the potential for donation in assigned hospitals and active participation in the hospital’s strategic plan. The IHC will implement these plans to include education, heightened awareness of donation and transplantation and maximization of subsequent donation while fostering a culture of intradepartmental collaboration and cooperation and initiating and maintaining key hospital relationships.
NYS Licensed BSN with 3-5 years’ experience in critical care or trauma. Previous donation Transplant Coordinator preferred. 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. Fluency in a second language is preferred.
This is a three-year funded pilot that is renewed annually.