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Organ Procurement Coordinator – Kidney Procurement – Orlando in Orlando, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Other Non-Clinical Professional
  • Travel
  • Shift
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Orlando

Job Description

Organ Procurement Coordinator – Kidney Procurement – Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire an Organ Procurement who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed AdventHealth Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

Department Profile:

As the federally-designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for 10 counties in east Central Florida, TransLife works closely with hospitals and donor families to coordinate the gift of life. At the time of donation, TransLife becomes a critical link between a donor and possible recipients. Our responsibilities include the recovery, preservation and distribution of donated organs to critically ill patients. The recipients of donation are identified by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which manages the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and national transplant waiting list. TransLife is dedicated to saving and improving lives through organ and tissue donation and public education, while honoring all donors and their loved ones whose generosity makes the gift of life possible.

Work Hours/Shifts:

Flexible; 8a – 8a

Job Summary:

The Organ Procurement Coordinator (OPC) must be dedicated to supporting the mission of TransLife to provide the opportunity to improve and extend lives through organ and tissue donation for transplantation. Responsible for all aspects of organ recovery including responding to organ donor referrals within a ten-county area, collaborating with the TransLife Medical Director to evaluate donor suitability, and requesting authorization for organ and tissue donation. Oversees the donors’ critical care management while coordinating the placement, surgical recovery, preservation and transportation of organs. Assumes responsibility for the allocation of imported organs within the DSA (Donor Service Area). Requires flexible hours with 24 hour on-call responsibilities, travel within the service area, occasional air travel outside the service area and working for extended periods of up to 24 hours. As a team member of the OPO, the OPC actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible extended hours providing 24-hour call coverage
  • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment
  • Strong planning / organizational skills
  • Decision making aptitude and problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel within a 10 county service area
  • Must have dependable transportation
  • ACLS / PALS (Preferred)
  • Bilingual (Preferred)
  • Computer skills (Preferred)
  • 1 year recent critical care experience
  • Position requires one of the following: RN, PA, Respiratory Therapist (RT) or previous experience as an OPC
  • Extensive critical care experience (Preferred)
  • Trauma Center experience (Preferred)
  • Bachelors Degree in health related field (Preferred)
  • Public speaking experience (Preferred)
  • Teaching / Precepting experience (Preferred)
  • 3 years recent experience in donor management and organ allocation with a CMS certified OPO (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Current valid State of Florida or multi state license as a Registered Nurse OR
  • Current Florida License for PA, or RT, OR
  • Current Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator by the American Board for Transplant Certification
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License, Class D or E, and driving record in accordance with AdventHealth policy

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it

  • Assume 24 hour on-call responsibility for consistent and timely response to organ donor referrals and to import organ offers for local transplant centers
  • Provide family support and request authorization for organ and tissue donation in a sensitive and compassionate manner
  • Perform all aspects of donor evaluation and management according to TransLife policies in concert with the Translife Medical Director/designee
  • Allocate organs according to TransLife policy and oversee the surgical recovery, preservation and transportation of organs; allocate imported organs
  • Determine medical suitability of organs post recovery with Medical Director
  • Maintain concise, accurate records of data regarding donor referrals / recoveries
  • Promptly report and document occurrences
  • Provide post-donation follow-up to donor families, medical examiners, funeral homes, recipient transplant centers, donor hospitals, and tissue and eye banks
  • Collaborate with the Hospital and Professional Services Department in providing professional education programs for nurses and physicians as needed
  • Assist with training and orientation of new OPCs as needed

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Organ Procurement Coordinator opportunity with AdventHealth Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Organ Procurement Coordinator, TransLife, Orlando

Position Location:  Orlando
Job:  Other Non-Clinical Professional
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  Associate's Degree
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Jan 22, 2019, 2:23:13 PM

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