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Headquarters - Pittsburgh, PA
Full Time
Health Care



The position of Organ Procurement Coordinator for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of significant responsibility. He/She is responsible for donor evaluation and management at hospitals within CORE’s service area. He/She also is the designated requestor for CORE’s DSA and is responsible for talking with families about the opportunity to donate and obtaining and/or documenting authorization. He/She is responsible for coordination of operating room staff involved in the recoveries. He/She is responsible for the perfusion and preservation of post-mortem organs.





The Organ Procurement Coordinator reports to CORE’s Director, Clinical Operations. When involved in donor activity, however, the Organ Procurement Coordinator works under the direction of the CORE administrator on call. The Organ Procurement Coordinator is responsible for donor evaluation and management of potential and actual donors within CORE’s service area and, in some cases, hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. He/She will be responsible for the importation and exportation of post-mortem organs. He/She will be responsible for knowing and working within CORE and national policies regarding organ and tissue recovery and distribution. He/She will be responsible functioning as a designated requestor and for communicating donor case outcomes to donor families, donor hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare professionals as deemed necessary. He/She occasionally will assist the CORE Professional Services Liaison team in delivering educational programs for healthcare professionals and attending key physician meetings as requested. He/She may be assigned other job-related functions by the Director, Clinical Operations and/or members of CORE’s Leadership Team.

Job Qualifications



The position of Organ Procurement Coordinator requires that someone be a registered nurse, physicians assistant, respiratory therapist, ora paramedic. Candidates that have prior experience with an Organ Procurement Organization, a Master of Science in Human Donation Science,  4+ years’ experience in other critical care related fields, or a four-year degree in one of the health sciences may be considered.  Critical care experience is preferred.He/She must have strong communication, interpersonal skills and sound judgment.  On scheduled days of call, he/she must be available to work up to 24 hours.  He/She must possess the ability to lift and carry equipment weighing sixty 60 pounds or more.  He/She must demonstrate a commitment to the donation process, strong professional work ethic and advanced leadership skills. 





The degree of job difficulty for the Organ Procurement Coordinator falls into the significant range.  Inadvertent errors or mistakes could result in the death of a transplant recipient.  Misinformation to families, healthcare professionals or the public in general could have an adverse effect on the donation process.  Personal development is essential to keep abreast of the current trends in organ/tissue donation and transplantation.  Misinformation could cause internal and external problems with regard to CORE and national transplant policies.






EEO Statement

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.


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