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.
DEGREE OF JOB DIFFICULTY
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.