The position of Organ Recovery Coordinator for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of moderate responsibility. The Organ Recovery Coordinator is responsible to and works under the direction of the Organ Perfusion Manager. He/She is responsible for accompanying organ recovery teams to donor hospitals. He/She will assist the recovery team with the perfusion and preservation of post-mortem organs. He/She will be responsible for the recovery of corneas, tissue for transplant including but not limited to heart valves, as well as research organs and tissues from post-mortem donors observing and adhering to FDA current Good Tissue Practices and AATB standards. He/She will be responsible for the packaging and transport of organs for recovered transplant in accordance with OPTN/UNOS standards. He/She will be responsible for the post-mortem care of local organ and cornea donors. He/She will have a thorough knowledge of CORE Policy and Procedures regarding organ recovery, eye recovery specimen collection and organ and tissue packaging. He/She may be required to conduct perfusion during living organ donor cases.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Organ Recovery Coordinator will be responsible for positively educating health care professionals on the donation process. He/She will be responsible for participating in promoting a work environment that is safe-proof, injury free, and fire safe. He/She is responsible for assuring knowledge of current Good Tissue Practices (cGTP) and all changes to organ perfusion as well as an understanding of EBAA standards. He/She must have a good understanding of OPTN/UNOS policy and be competent with the organ electronic bar-coding system (TransNet). He/She must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. He/She is responsible for the promotion of a positive workplace that assures the success of the operations of CORE.
An Organ Recovery Coordinator, who is Casual status, is responsible for providing current availability for schedules to the Organ Perfusion Manager, as well as provide CORE with all current contact information (home phone and/or cell phone). He/She shall also be responsible to remain current with all relevant CORE policy and procedures.
The Incumbent for the position of Organ Recovery Coordinator should have some type of medical background, with at least one year of experience in a health-related field. Candidates graduating from a formal education program related to Surgical Technology, Forensic Autopsy, or Mortuary Sciences will also be considered. He/She must have strong communication skills and good independent judgment. He/She must have the ability to get along with all types of individuals and should possess excellent verbal communication skills. He/She must have strong literary skills. He/She must demonstrate professional commitment and behavior, showing respect to all donors and CORE partners. He/She should possess experience with sterile technique. He/She must complete an extensive six (6)-month training period which results in a reasonable outcome. He/She must demonstrate a true support to the donation program. He/She must have the physical stamina to work long, unpredictable hours and must be flexible to work in unpredictable situations. He/She must be able to lift sixty (60) pounds. He/She must have a valid PA state driver’s license. He/She must secure a passport within six (6) months of employment and be willing to travel by plane to distant hospitals. He/She must have good manual dexterity and visual acuity.
DEGREE OF JOB DIFFICULTY
The degree of job difficulty for the Organ Recovery Coordinator falls into the moderate range. Inadvertent errors or mistakes could result in the death of a transplant recipient.
CORE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), dedicated to building a work culture of integrity, compassion, and respect. As an EEO employer, we support an inclusive workplace where all can excel based on their merit, qualifications, experience, and job performance. We do not discriminate, tolerate harassment, or condone retaliation of any kind.
In accordance with the rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the successful candidate will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical and/or religious exemption is approved.