Remote Organ Procurement Coordinator- RN; LPN: EMT; Critical Care RN – New York

Job Overview

  • Clinical License LPN, RN
  • State(s) NY

About us

Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network is a company in HEALTH_CARE_MEDICAL in Rochester, NY. We are inclusive, engaging and rewarding.

Our work environment includes:

  • International workforce
  • Regular social events
  • Safe work environment
  • Wellness programs
  • Growth opportunities
  • Company perks

Summary

Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, a division of the University of Rochester Medical Center is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State between Rochester and Syracuse. We are seeking an experienced Organ Procurement Professional to join our team. We serve 37 hospitals with a population of 2.4 million. We works with two transplant centers including University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester, NY which performs Heart, Kidney, Liver and Pancreas transplants and SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY which performs kidney transplants.

The Organ Procurement Coordinator, Donor Manger, (OPC – DM) of Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network responds to potential organ donor referrals at area hospitals, evaluates potential organ donors, medically manages consented donors in the ICU, allocates organs according to UNOS/OPTN policy and procedures and coordinates the recovery of organs and tissues from potential donors. Other responsibilities will include, taking initial referral information and taking organ offers from other OPO’s for patients listed on the local transplant lists.

Specific Responsibilities

UNDER GENERAL DIRECTION WITH LATITUDE FOR INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT AND INITIATIVE.

The OPC will be expected to be available on call at a minimum of 15 days per month that includes 2 on call weekends. Additionally, the OPC will be available during business hours, Monday through Friday, and expected to work every other University of Rochester designated holiday.

80% – Clinical On Call Procedures:

Local referrals and donors and organ imports

1. Responds to organ donor referrals by traveling to donor hospitals to assess and evaluate potential organ donors and determine medical suitability for organ and/or tissue donation through laboratory studies, medical record review, physical assessment and obtaining med/soc history.
2. Rounds on open cases and communicates any changes with the on call AOC and/or Medical Director regarding donation potential.
3. Communicates with physicians and other health care team members to obtain information about the patient’s hospital course and family’s understanding of the patient’s condition.
4. Consults and collaborates with hospital and medical staff to provide optimal medical management of potential donors and to maximize organ suitability for transplantation.
5. Works with health care team members to ensure that each family/authorized party is offered the opportunity of organ and tissue donation at the appropriate time and in a compassionate and respectful manner; provides information about the donation process so that the family/authorized party can make an informed decision in support of donation; provides support to families as needed.
6. Completes authorization form and obtains a Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI) once willingness to donate is identified.
7. Maintains and manages donors in accordance with FLDRN protocols to optimize organ function.
8. Provides appropriate medical information about each potential donor’s organ function to personnel at designated transplant center(s) according to the OPTN/UNOS match run list; complies with OPTN/UNOS, New York State and FLDRN organ allocation policies.
9. Following organ allocation makes transportation arrangements (ground and air) for local and visiting surgical teams to travel to the donor hospital, communicates with Operating Room staff to arrange for scheduled OR time and notifies the preservation team.
10. Prepares the Operating Room staff for the recovery procedure, facilitates the arrival of the visiting surgeons, assists with obtaining temporary privileges, supplies, and equipment needed for surgery.
11. Prepares appropriate operative notes and medical examiner forms for completion by the procuring surgeons.
12. Coordinates and monitors surgical recovery in the operating room
13. Coordinates and communicates with all ancillary services related to recovery activity, such as medical examiner/coroners and/or pathologists as appropriate.

14. Provides appropriate medical information about each potential tissue donor to the appropriate tissue and/or eye bank(s).

15. Coordinates and communicates with transplant surgeons on all import organs, arranges transportation for incoming organs; participates as needed in the recovery of local imported accepted organs. This includes flying out with transplant team and being responsible for coordinating and working with surgeons and other OPO’s when preservation machine are utilized.

16. Completes all FLDRN paperwork and all fields in iTransplant associated with local donor referrals, organ donors, organ import offers and imported organs accurately and in a timely manner.

17. Provides written feedback following recovery to all involved health care professionals, ancillary personnel and other agencies through the HD staff.

18. Presents post donor conferences (if applicable)

19. Keeps current on existing clinical policies and procedures

20. Works to promote professional growth by passing the American Board of Transplant Coordination Certification Examination for Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) and/or Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP) when eligible.

21. Demonstrates FLDRN’s Brand by displaying a positive, caring and courteous attitude at all times; represents FLDRN in an ethical and professional manner; demonstrates regard for the dignity and respect of all patients, donor families and other agencies.

22. Maintains HIPAA confidentiality related to patents, donor families and other agencies.

23. Maintains proper attitude, attendance and punctuality to ensure that the hospital or FLDRN are operated in an efficient and effective manner.

24. Works to promote and participate in a team approach with other staff members in order to succeed with FLDRN goals.

20% – Additional Responsibilities

1. Attends mandatory continuing staff education and required meetings.

2. Maintains updated knowledge of OPTN/UNOS policy and other regulations.

3. Participates in special events related to FLDRN objectives, i.e. Donate Life Month, support groups, and any other activities identified.

4. Serves as liaison with designated related groups such as LEBR, MTF, Donate Life America, etc.

5. Assists and supports the development of abstracts and research projects.

6. Supports the implementation of organ and tissue procurement protocols and procedures within service area hospitals.

7. Responsible for providing FLDRN sponsored professional education and in-service programs for the nursing, medical and ancillary staff when requested by HD department.

8. Assists with development and implementation of specific professional education programs to meet hospital needs.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have two years’ experience as a clinical coordinator responsible for responding to referrals, donor management, organ allocation and surgical management of the recovery process.

Preferred R.N. licensed in New York State and two to three years experience in Critical Care Nursing desired; or an LPN, EMT, Paramedic or Respiratory Therapist with a minimum of two years critical care, operating room, trauma or similar experience. Current certification in CPR, ACLS and PALS preferred; previous 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. Must successfully pass the certification examination for Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) conducted by the American Board for Transplant Certification by second anniversary of hire date; there after maintains CPTC certification through the continuing education points for the Transplant Coordinators CPTC program or re-examination.

Physical Environment/Working Conditions

1.Travel: Required to travel independently by personal automobile, or FLDRN vehicle and light charter aircraft in order to meet all of the duties and responsibilities of the position.

2. Working Hours: Normal business hours dictated by schedule and work load. Must participate in on-call schedule. Must work unscheduled overtime.

Equipment Used

1. Routine office equipment

2. Audiovisual equipment

3. Personal computer/laptop

4. Kidney and Liver preservation machine

5. Cell Phone.

Other

Must be physically able to travel by plane, lift 70 pounds, and be capable of performing responsibilities for extended hours.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable personal automobile to be issued with University reimbursement using IRS guidelines. Must be able to travel within the service area by ground or air.

Hazards

1. Contact with body fluids

2. Inhalation of trace anesthesia gases

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work, as required.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Per diem

Medical specialties:

  • Burn Care
  • Critical & Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery

Physical setting:

  • Acute care

Standard shift:

  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift

Supplemental schedule:

  • On call

Weekly schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Rotating weekends

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Nursing: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • BLS Certification (Preferred)
  • RN (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

 

 

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